The day I discovered Zoe Nathan’s glorious little polk-a-dot trimmed cookbook, I put the cookbook on my to-buy list and Huckleberry on my to-visit list. Since I was flying to LA after the semester ended, I put this little café/bakery on the itinerary. It did not disappoint!
It’s an incredibly small space, but somehow, despite it being brunch time (and brunch time on Mother’s Day), finding seating was quite easy. The front of the café has floor-to ceiling windows that let in so much sunlight, making for beautiful lighting inside. You have to queue up to order, but that is totally okay because you get to stand next to all these awesome cake pans!
The only thing I didn’t like was that there was no ice in the water and that the water was on the warm side, but the mason jars made up for that.
I recommend the following:
Blueberry Cornmeal Cake
Although I typically associate cornmeal with dry and crumbly, this cake was anything but! All the cornmeal did was give each bite a lovely crunch. The edge of the cake was crunchy (in a good way) and nicely browned, and there were beautiful blueberries sprinkled throughout. I find that berries tend to be a bit mushy when baked, but these blueberries held up nicely. Overall, it’s a dessert that isn’t overly sweet–nice and refreshing in a sugar-saturated market.
The crust. Buttery, flakey, and held up against the filling. That is one beautiful crust, if you ask me (and even if you didn’t ask). The filling (egg, kale, spinach, and asparagus) had a delightfully custard-y texture, unlike any other quiche I’ve eaten (but so much better!). Be sure to eat it warm!
Consisting of giant potato chunks, eggs, DELICIOUS brisket, and…arugula (I’m not its biggest fan), I’m just going to leave at: 10/10 would recommend.
Have a lovely week, everyone!