There are times when Proof feels like it belongs in a small town more than a big city, as the space it occupies has actually been a bakery for more than 60 years. Baker and owner Na Young Ma is in the kitchen every morning baking pastries, cakes, quiche, bread, and more in an oven that’s been on site since the bakery’s first iterations. While it’s hard to go wrong with anything on her daily-changing menu, the croissants (served alongside Culver City-roasted Cognoscenti coffee) are an automatic favorite. At noon, pick up one of their sandwiches—served, of course, on bread baked fresh that very morning.

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