The best breakfast and brunch dish in Los Angeles in 2018


This weekend special is worth rolling out of bed and coping with Santa Monica’s mayhem—and early, at that. The wood-fired oven at the heart of the restaurant makes only 16 of these massive cinnamon rolls during brunch. What’s more, they are an off-menu item, which means they’re only available to those in the know. First, the treats are baked, then smothered with a tart frosting of cream cheese, buttermilk and crème fraîche; when you order one, it hits the oven again, so it’s served hot and perfectly caramelized. At around six inches wide and three inches tall, these beauties are big enough to share with the table, unless you dare to tackle it all by yourself. $6. —SB

andrew noel