Huckleberry

1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-451-2311
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  • Sun, Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
You could put a "brunch" sign up over a cell-phone store in Santa Monica and a line would probably curl around the block. But Sunday mornings at Huckleberry, the bakery/café from Rustic Canyon pastry chef Zoe Nathan, come perilously close to full-contact brunch. Patrons in Prada, Lululemon, and bear-wear with UCLA logos angle for views of the chalkboard menu, bribe small children to scout the pastry case, and jostle for position in front of the counter's staff, who have obviously done enough yoga to rise above the petty turmoil of the crowd. Nathan now gets the kind of food-world attention previously reserved for Sherry Yard and Nancy Silverton, and her reputation for homey, carefully constructed desserts may be exceeded only by the buzz about the weekend breakfasts she used to do across the street at Rustic Canyon. It is worth the wait to try her prosciutto-stuffed croissants — so buttery that they threaten to spurt like a well-constructed chicken Kiev — her flaky bacon-maple biscuits, her crumbly goat cheese-stuffed rustic tarts or her ultra-rich flatbread.

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