Cafe in Santa Monica

Part of the epicurean family from the couple behind Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive and Cassia, Huckleberry's Zoe Nathan devises some of the most exquisite pastries in the city: salted caramel bars, crostatas bursting with blueberries, maple bacon biscuits, and pumpkin and ginger tea cakes. A simple fried-egg sandwich goes gourmet with Niman Ranch bacon, Gruyère, arugula and aioli.

Later in the day the crowds keep coming for the turkey meatball sandwich, the much-loved brisket plate and any number of deli salads. We call it yuppie soul food.