CANELÉ RESTAURANT•BEST BREAKFAST IN LA
It was October 26, 2010 when we published a story about one of our favorite restaurants, Canelé. Today, they are recognized by LA Weekly (Tien Nguyen), as one of the 10 Best Breakfast Spots in Los Angeles! Congrats!
Mr. Nguyen writes:
Canelé's rustic, seasonal brunch menu certainly seems innocuous enough. "Thick French toast," for example, or a "side" of "baked pancake with meyer lemon custard." As it turns out, this "thick French toast" is a trio of inches-high slabs of French toast, ridiculously crispy on the outside, wonderfully custardy on the inside. The "baked pancake" is what happens when a pancake meets a tart, a fluffy concoction served in a ramekin and topped with a custard just lemony enough to offset the sweetness of the dough. The savories, like the fried faro with eggs and sriracha, are just as good, and that house-cured bacon! Is everything you want in bacon, and then some. That the dishes are nothing you expect - only infinitely better - is endearing, in a way, as if the restaurant is much too shy to ever tell you that the best brunch in Los Angeles is served up between its lil' ol' brick walls. We'll be a pal and toot its horn on its behalf: this is indeed the best in the city.
Canelé•3219 Glendale Blvd•Los Angeles•(323) 666-7133.