Los Angeles

This airy Santa Monica bakery and cafe has developed a cult following thanks to pastry chef Zoe Nathan's spot-on breads, pastries, and desserts. Every Saturday and Sunday morning brings a frenzy of locals waiting patiently in line for croissants (get the prosciutto), blueberry cornmeal cake, flatbreads, and more. The savory options are just as notable, especially the fried egg sandwich with bacon and arugula, and the prosciutto-and-pesto "Green Eggs & Ham" on a house-made English muffin.