July 8, 2013

Santa Monica, California: Huckleberry Café; restaurant review

Huckleberry  

1014 Wilshire Blvd., (310) 451-2311.  M-F 8-8, Sat-Sun 8-5; $$.  No reservations. 

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
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
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
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
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
salted-caramel square at Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California


Counter service is fast and friendly.

interior of Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California
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
pick-up counter at Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, California

Huckleberry Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Bag'n Baggage 

travel supply store is next door.  Stop in for a browse of suitcases, clothing, and accessories galore.

cape for sale at Magellan's travel supply store in Santa Monica, California
cape for sale at Magellan's travel supply store in Santa Monica, California


More things to do in Santa Monica.

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images c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers
updated July 17, 2015 & July 7, 2018

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