Pancake aficionados, your day has come! Haute Living has had a tough job (cough, forgive us for our fib) discovering the best places in LA to find that perfectly rounded, tantalizingly tasty breakfast treat. Here are our top five picks for the tastiest cakes in the City of Angels.
It may not have a place on honor on its menu, but the pancake at Canele is a serious cause for celebration. Listed under "sides" as a "baked pancake with meyer lemon custard", the breakfast treat here is a revelation of flour, eggs, sugar and milk, baked in a ramekin and covered with lemon custard. It will melt in your mouth.
Those who are serious about their pancakes should check out BLD's blueberry ricotta pancakes for their sheer size alone. Add in their exquisite taste and the kitschy log-cabin shaped tin housing the pure Berkshire maple syrup they're served with, and we're sold.
3 Salt's Cure
Want to feel like you're doing something good for your body while indulging in a mouth-watering breakfast treat? Try the oatmeal griddle cakes at Salt's Cure. They're thick, hearty, served with cinnamon butter and loaded with grains. You're doing both your body and your mouth good.
4 Culina at the Four Seasons Los Angeles
For delightful pancakes in a haute setting, head to Culina at the Four Seasons Los Angeles. The designer cakes here are delightful and very fusion California: they're made healthy with whole wheat and almonds, and served with blueberries as well as pomegranate maple syrup. It's a modernized, sumptuous take on a classic.
You may not be able to keep your hands off (or let any of your friends even try) the lemon chestnut ricotta confection Travis Lett serves up at Gjelina: they're that good. To sweeten the deal even further, the cakes come with both raspberry and maple syrup. In a word: yum.