2300 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
More in this neighborhood: North Pinellas beaches
A bakery, not a restaurant, but with such a loyal following that the community rallied to help owner Xavier de Marchi when he was recently forced briefly back home to France in a messy fight over his visa. See what all the fuss was about: artisanal breads, from long, pointed campagnards and husky 10-grain to perfect brioche topknots, buttery croissants and delicate tuiles, plus cakes, pastries and chocolates. Divine.