Visiting Civil Coffee in Highland Park and paying our respects to the Queen of Pastries: the Kouign Amann.
Practice your curtsy. This pastry – Kouign Amann – is royalty. Pronounce it this way: “Queen A-Mahn.” I first had one when they began popping up all over Los Angeles bakeries a few years ago. They are kinda intense, as their name suggests – translated from Breton as “Cake Butter.” We found this guy at Civil Coffee.
It’s like a croissant with a caramelized crunch. I swear, I feel sophisticated eating it. Pinkies actually go up while I’m tearing it apart.
Civil Coffee is a charming little cafe in Highland Park (right by The Greyhound), with great coffee/tea, ambiance, floors…
…and yes, food.
All hail the queen!
P.S. Abe reports that the coffee here is amazing too.