The idea for Huckleberry was born when Rustic Canyon debuted “Saturday Morning Breakfast,” which featured Zoe’s pastries. The concept proved such a success that the couple opened Huckleberry Café and Bakery just across the street in Santa Monica.
Huckleberry’s brunch menu features farm-fresh and organic ingredients. The popular green eggs and ham dish consists of sunny-side up eggs smeared with pesto resting on La Quercia prosciutto and topped with lightly seasoned arugula. Lunch and early dinner offerings include brisket hash and roasted duck hash, complete with potatoes and sunny-side up eggs.
No visit to Huckleberry is complete without trying one of the pastries that made Nathan famous. Flaky maple bacon biscuits fly off the bakery shelves, an addictive combination of salty and sweet. The tart-sweet blueberry cornmeal cake must be savored one slow bite at a time, with full appreciation for the creamy ricotta and dense cornmeal textures. Exquisite salted caramel with a buttery shortbread crust turns the most health conscious into a dessert-for-breakfast fan, at least for the duration of breakfast at Huckleberry’s. Wash down Nathan’s delectable pastries with a cold glass of house-made almond milk.
Unless you show up right at the 8:00 a.m. opening time, be prepared for significant wait times at the popular spot. Priced for quality, the breakfast, brunch, lunch and early dinner offerings are not cheap, either. To the many locals who queue up outside Huckleberry’s, however, cost and wait time prove no obstacle to feasting on freshly made, delectable food.