Canele Restaurant has been hailed LA Times as one of the city’s best.
Had some traffic issues making it over to Atwater Village this morning to meet our friends; luckily we were still able to skip the long lines and join the communal table in front.
They do not take reservations – here’s what the small space looked like at 10:30am:
Service took a while. Not as long as Lazy Ox, but definitely don’t go if you’re pressed for time!
To tide us over, some complimentary granola! I sampled a handful.
Still pretty full from last night’s RockSugar dinner; luckily one of the smallest menu items is also one of their most famous…
…listed as a “Baked Pancake with Meyer Lemon Custard” – you’ll find it under the “Sides” section.
Pretty Pretty Pan-cake!
I paused from photographing my order and turned my attention towards Abe’s…
…a beautiful braised leek and romesco fried egg sandwich, ordered without the bacon.
We traded bite for incredible bite.
Dough-y, pillow-y, and airy. Not too sweet, even with all the cream, and oh so lemon-y, thanks to the fresh juice squeezed on top.
At only $5.50, this is TOTALLY worth sitting in traffic for 45 minutes for!
I definitely want to come back for their sticky buns…
…and french toast – I’d read these were enormous, but even pictures don’t do them justice. You could probably build a nice fireplace with these.