10 Best Breakfast Spots in Los Angeles
Canele'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. 3219 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 666-7133.
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