Going into Susina Bakery, I was amazed by the huge array of sandwiches, salads, breakfast pastries, cakes, cookies and packaged treats. What a selection! Everything is high-quality, and the prices are reasonable, especially for LA. The day I visited, chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, peanut butter, and chocolate macaroon cookies were available. Every day their bite-sized Italian cookie assortment is available (about 12 differnt bite-sized cookies to choose from, $20 per pound- packaged in cute boxes if you order 1/4 pound or more).The chocolate chip cookie ($2.00) and chocolate macaroon cookie ($2.25) looked too good to pass up. Both cookies were about five inches wide. The chocolate chip cookie was soft and chewy with lots of chocolate chips. It had a very classic flavor. The chocolate macaroon cookie was fantastic- chewy and sweet with half dipped in dark chocolate. I had planned to save half for another day, but gave in. I had never seen a macaroon pressed and baked to look like a traditional cookie. It added more chewiness, which I really enjoyed.
I also tried a few of the Italian bite-sized cookies. They were average. The lemon wafer minis would be perfect for a light afternoon snack or dessert, though.
Susina Bakery & Cafe is located at 7122 Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles. Visit them at www.susinabakery.com.