Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is coming to Larchmont (image from www.mrholmesbakehouse)
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is coming to Larchmont (image from www.mrholmesbakehouse.com)

When the Buzz learned that Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is coming to Larchmont, we were curious to learn more about the business, why they chose Larchmont, what their shop will be like, etc. (All the stuff we thought you’d like to know, too.)

So here’s what we learned from very helpful Brand Manager Rene Montelongo.

Buzz: Is there a date for opening on Larchmont?
MHB: We’re currently finalizing designs for the space, but the timeline is still too early to call.

Buzz: Can you describe the concept for Mr. Holmes Bakehouse?
MHB: I feel like we should have a good answer for this, but to be perfectly honest, we’re really just a bunch of people tied together by a love affair with carbs. If we had to boil it down to one idea… We really like carbs. Also, we’re big fans of social media so I’m sure that plays in there somewhere.

(Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, which started in San Francisco, became best known for its croissant-muffin hybrid called the “cruffin,” along with their clever use of words and their famous “I got baked” sign, according to local food experts.)

Buzz: So why Larchmont?
MHB: We’ve been trying to get into Larchmont for over a year now. We’ve been in love with the neighborhood and culture since we first set foot in LA, and it’s honestly a dream come true to now be residents. Also, we wanted to be close enough to Larchmont Food & Wine (ed: actually, Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese) to get their tuna sandwich before it inevitably sells out every day.

Buzz: Do you have any plans to change the facade of the building?
MHB: We don’t want to spoil too much before LADBS approves our plans, but we’re definitely excited about our final design drafts.

If you’re curious to check out Mr. Holmes Bakehouse before it comes to Larchmont, visit their recently opened shop in the Highland Park at 111 South Avenue 59.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse at 111 S Avenue 59 in the Arts District
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse at 111 S Avenue 59 in the Highland Park
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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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