A good spot for casual dining, light meals, and people watching, this bakery-cafe is well known for its delicious breads and pastries--muffins, Valrhona chocolate-stuffed croissants, cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies.
|dessert case at Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California|
The breakfast menu is available all day and includes green eggs and ham, maple bacon biscuits, and duck hash. But lunchtime sandwiches can bring a smile to your face, too. My favorite is the marinated red pepper-burrata mozzarella-prosciutto with basil dressing on a baguette, but next time I plan to try the housemade brisket on ciabatta. The BLAT is also awesome.
|red pepper-burrata sandwich at Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California|
A large selection of salads are available as sides (I loved the roasted baby carrots with avocado, cumin seeds, and lemon juice (get the recipe)
|carrot-avocado salad at Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California|
and the colorful red beets with kale.)
|beet salad at Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California|
From among the dazzling array of desserts, I chose well--an exquisite salted-caramel square.
|salted-caramel square at Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California|
Counter service is fast and friendly.
|interior of Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California|
Take-out service is busy, and from behind that counter you can see the workings of the partially visible kitchen.
|pick-up counter at Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California|
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updated July 17, 2015 & July 7, 2018