sommelier_p Photograph by Gina Sabatella

Zoe Nathan, Rustic Canyon pastry chef extraordinaire, has opened this cheery café and bakery on Wilshire. The space is 80 percent bakery case, displaying fresh baguettes and ciabatta, deli salads such as roasted cauliflower with butternut squash and sunchokes, and fantastical pastry treats—from blueberry tart bars to banana-caramel pie. Order breakfast egg dishes, simple sandwiches, soups, and salads—with ingredients like La Quercia prosciutto, house-cured salmon, and farmers’ market produce—at the counter. » 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-451-2311, B-L Wed.-Sun. No alcohol. California $ 

Photograph by Gina Sabatella