I visited Jin Patisserie recently to meet a friend from out of town. I’ve been here twice in total and all in all, they have good cakes, but their prices are ridiculous. I also detest how parking in Venice is atrocious, and I wish they had indoor seating (come on, it gets cold on the Westside!)
I’ve tried their mysterious, passion, and green tea cakes. The mysterious (passion fruit with hazelnut cream filled with spiced diced pineapple – subtle, lovely hazelnut flavor with a nice pineapple kick throughout) and the passion (mascarpone, passion fruit & fresh mango (sweet, delicate mascarpone with a mango filling) are both wonderful. The green tea cake, however, is completely tasteless. (Maybe the ones with more interesting names are better…?)
I also tried a few of their chocolates the last time I was here: mango kalamansi, black sesame, cafe rum, and the sea salt caramel. These four miniscule chocolates cost me a whopping $10, and honestly, they weren’t particularly good. There was barely, if any, flavor of the kalamansi in the mango calamansi, and the black sesame chocolale was also lacking in flavor. Cafe rum and sea salt caramel are passable in taste, but there dozens of better places to buy gourmet chocolates in LA.
Anyway, I wouldn’t be a regular here, due to the high prices.