Proof Bakery owner Na Young Ma says she went to pastry school to learn how to bake bread, and really doesn't have much of a sweet-tooth, which might be why her simple French-style pastries are so well balanced—especially her top 5 favorite items in the shop.
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Is there any better feeling in the morning than opening the door of a bakery, and getting hit with warm butter-scented air rushing out? We're huge fans of breakfast pastries, and while we all dream of having the perfect bakery right in our neighborhood, there are some so amazing that we'd travel distances to get there. A perfect pain au chocolat, morning bun, or almond croissant is a treat worth seeking out. Here are 5 bakeries across the country we'd deem worth a special trip.