Last weekend, my best friend, Justine, introduced me to Huckleberry for the first time. It was Saturday morning, so not much to my surprise, the place was packed with locals, filling the atmosphere with just the right amount of relaxed chaos that only brunch can bring. Despite the crowd, I was thoroughly impressed with the fast service. Soon after placing our order at the counter, a friendly staff member assisted us in finding cute window-side seats, eliminating the hassle of awkwardly hovering over tables.
Known for their “green eggs & ham,” there was no question that it would be our choice of main dish. The plate consisted of La Quercia prosciutto, basil pesto covered sunny side-up eggs and arugula layered neatly on top of homemade English muffin. The meal itself was delicious for the most part. The prosciutto complemented the eggs; the basil pesto wasn’t overpowering, and the arugula was crisp and vibrant. However, the English muffin was a little on the chewy side, requiring a tad bit more effort on my behalf to cut and chomp. Their raspberry trifle was the perfect pick for dessert. Served in a petite mason jar, the fresh raspberries, sponge cake, and cool custard were ideally proportioned so that each spoonful was a layer of flavors from all three. My experience overall was pleasant, and I definitely see myself coming back!
Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery
1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
T (310) 451-2311