Tuesday, September 20, 2011

{Huckleberry Bakery and Cafe}

Over the weekend, Chris & I roadtripped to California for an incredible couple of days. I took a HUGE quantity of photos, and plan to post all week about the fun places we checked out in the cities we explored! After leaving AZ late on Thursday, we drove straight to Hermosa Beach to stay with my friend Sarah. Early Friday morning we were up exploring the pier, enjoying crisp cloudy weather along the beach. Then we were off to Santa Monica for breakfast and a some shopping with our friend Lisa!

It was there that I fell in love with a new cafe, Huckleberry.

This place is beautiful on the inside, and the amount of bakery/menu items they offer is amazing! I still can't figure out how they produce so much, since everything is made onsite with a relatively small looking kitchen. As we waited in line, I couldn't help but to snap pictures. The glass cases you pass as you wait to order are clearly there to tempt customers into buying more, which we did. (You win, Huckleberry).

Drooling yet?

I settled on a breakfast sandwich, while the other two jumped straight into lunch. And perhaps we ordered a few doughnut holes for the table...they were too hard to resist!

My fried egg sandwich (which I swapped out for scrambled) with Niman Ranch bacon, Gruyere, arugula & aioli on country bread.

Lisa ordered the Grilled cheese sandwich with Fiscalini cheddar & a cup of the tomato soup. The soup was SO GOOD. Seriously, Chris & I both don't like tomato soup, and easily could have finished our own bowls of it! Especially with the fresh bread chunk served on the side for dipping, delish.

Chris ordered the turkey sandwich, which was bursting with meat, Tillamook cheddar cheese  sliced grapes & arugula on thick multigrain bread. It's safe to say our plates were completely licked clean by the time we walked out of there. 

I already want to go back! The prices are reasonable, and so worth it.
Have you spent time in Santa Monica? 
We only stayed for a few hours but I'm thinking a full weekend visit needs to be in my near future!

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