Let's Bench Spotlight: Bibi's Bakery and Cafe

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Bibi's Bakery and Cafe has been serving the kosher community in Los Angeles for quite some time. Bibi's has also used our benchers to help promote their brand. We had the pleasure of talking with the owner, Dan Messinger, to find out more about Bibi's history and why their customers love them so much!

How long has Bibi's been operating in the Los Angeles area?

Bibi’s has been open in LA since 2002. I have been the owner since 2011.


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What brought you to wanting to run a Middle eastern and kosher eatery?

I switched careers from working in entertainment and production. I wanted to have my own business and I have always been interested in kosher food and Middle Eastern cooking. I saw that Bibi’s was available for sale and I took advantage of the opportunity.


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What is the best part about working at Bibi’s?

My favorite part of working at Bibi’s is getting to know the local customers. I can walk around town and see familiar faces and most of the time I can even guess their orders!


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What is something that people might not know about Bibi’s?

Bibi’s is known for our sambusak, toasts and individual pizzas. Not everyone knows that we make full size pizzas too - our stone oven (called a tabun) makes a great pie.


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What is unique about being a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles?

LA has a very diverse Jewish community, so we interact with Jews from many different backgrounds and cultures.


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Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about Bibi’s?

Despite sharing our name with the current prime minister, we have no connection to politics! Many people have told us that we capture the feel of Israel. When folks walk in they revel at the smells and sights that bring them back to their teen tour, year abroad or family vacation. It’s a real pleasure serving the LA community.