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Bakery and Retail Cafe:

10868 Washington Blvd. Culver City CA 90232

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Your Dessert Destination
Espresso & Coffee Drinks, Loose Leaf Teas, Gourmet "Ding Dongs," Ice Cream, Belgian Chocolate, and more!

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Cake, Ice Cream and Gourmet Ding Dongs!

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Monday - Saturday 10AM - 4:30PM

PH: 310-287-0699
Fax: 310-861-1495
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Offering the best desserts and ice cream in Southern California!

Please note that we bake Cakes and Pies to order.

Although we have many items available at the bakery for retail purchase, we do not guarantee that every item will be available when you visit the bakery. Most Cake and Pie Orders require at least 48 hours (2 business days) notice. Please call the bakery to see what is available. 

If you have a favorite item or flavor that you would like us to create for you at the Bakery, please call ahead of time for us to have it ready for you when you come in.

Essential Chocolate Desserts started as a wholesale bakery and has now grown and evolved to meet the needs of chocoholics and dessert lovers in Southern California and across the nation!

LA Foodies know Essential Chocolate Desserts for the delicious macaroons, cakes, dessert bars, brownies, cupcakes, gourmet “Ding Dongs,” cookies and other treats it provides to cafés and restaurants. Hearing demand from these customers and Culver City locals, several years ago, Essential Chocolate finally opened our front door to welcome everyone to come in and enjoy our fantastic products directly.

What makes Essential Chocolate Desserts different is that we are not exclusively a bakery nor are we a coffeehouse. We consider ourselves as a dessert company committed to satisfying the taste buds of the traditional chocoholic as well as the eclectic foodie, whether we serve you from behind our retail counter or indirectly when you buy our goods in your neighborhood coffeehouse, café or restaurant.

Known for our rich, fudgy brownies and beautiful, handmade Moon Pies and unsurpassed butter cream frosting, Essential Chocolate Desserts has a full line of baked goods. You’ll find everything from assorted muffins, scones and amazing coffeecakes for breakfast to decadent cakes, pies, cupcakes, dessert bars and other specialty treats for dessert.  We can make an average day special and that special day extraordinary.

With our bakery, walking distance from Sony Studios, Essential Chocolate Desserts is a great West Los Angeles destination for decadent dessert bars, whimsical cupcakes, Gourmet Lappert's Ice Cream, KC Belgian Chocolate, hearty muffins for everyday enjoyment, as well as rich cakes and comforting pies to delight friends and family for special occasions.

Surf our site and see all we have to offer. If you have your heart set on something, call ahead – or, better yet, place an advance order!

Drop by and relax as you sip our signature café mocha -- a rich hot chocolate with a shot of espresso – and enjoy any of our fabulous treats. Maybe one of our new Gourmet “Ding Dongs”? Or Cake Truffles? Or a few pieces of Belgian Chocolate? Whatever you choose – even if it’s not chocolate – we are sure you will enjoy being here.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Melissa and the
Team at Essential Chocolate Desserts


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Essential Chocolate Desserts, Inc.
10868 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA   90232