Huckleberry | Santa Monica, CA

huckleberry. a ridiculously cute cafe in santa monica that i have been wanting to try for awhile now. i do not think that my pictures do this place justice.

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huckleberry has a pretty extensive breakfast menu ranging from pastries to hot sandwiches. it gets pretty crazy here on saturdays and sundays… be ready for long lines. we ordered:

  • an egg sandwich
  • breakfast burrito
  • breakfast porridge
  • fig pasty

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jen got the egg sandwich was a fan. it looks delicious.

i got the breakfast burrito (despite my distaste for eggs but willingness to try and try again). umm, best burrito ever? it comes with creme fraiche (yep, it’s faaancy). the burrito itself is not too eggy. the salsa adds a great kick. it’s so good, i don’t know what to do with myself. really.

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the breakfast porridge was pretty delicious! knowing me, i wouldn’t have ordered this myself but i’m glad my friend did! healthy choice.

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as a treat, we all split a fig puff pastry. this is extremely pleasant. not too sweet and great with a cup of coffee. i’m excited to go back and try other pastries!

  • ambience: like i said, ridiculous cute. i loved coming here for brunch. i could see why this is a turn off to some people because there is a line on the weekends. but i don’t really mind. plus it moves fast!
  • service: pleasant service. pretty efficient getting people through the line.
  • parking: metered street parking.
  • overall: i’m a fan. my favorite breakfast burrito to date. pastries are solid. would recommend to anyone.

1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Neighborhood: Santa Monica

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By | July 23rd, 2012 | Coffee, Tea, & Bakeries, Food, Restaurants | 10 Comments

Susina Bakery & Cafe | Los Angeles, CA

Susina Bakery | Los Angeles

susina bakery & cafe in mid-city is famous for its berry blossom cake. we found this bakery via our favorite source, yelp. 612 reviews, four solid stars later, people are still raving about this cake calling it “the stuff of dreams.” obviously we needed to try it.

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verdict: ugh, i love cake. good thing this one it is pretty awesome. moist, not too sweet (although we didnt eat a lot of the frosting…) and just delicious! the berries make me think it’s a healthier option… #denial.

anyway, we get the hype and we will definitely be back.

Susina Bakery | Los Angeles

Susina Bakery & Cafe
7122 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Neighborhood: Mid-City West

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By | July 19th, 2012 | Coffee, Tea, & Bakeries, Dessert, Food | 1 Comment

Flour + Tea | Pasadena, CA

we found the cutest little tea place in pasadena called flour + tea! it was on a whim that we even stumbled upon this gem. we were meeting our friends after obon and turned to yelp for a quick meeting place and bam. i cant rave about this place enough! the staff there is amazing! cute decor + amazing staff + almond milk tea = greatness.

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Flour + Tea
238 S Arroyo Pkwy Ste 110
Pasadena, CA 91105
Neighborhood: Pasadena

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By | July 17th, 2012 | Coffee, Tea, & Bakeries, Dessert, Food, Instagram | 2 Comments