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BEST french toast?

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My favorite french toast so far is the ones at the CITY BAKERY... yuuum it's so fluffy inside and nice and caramelized on the outside. I've had the french toast at julienne's which was o.k. and the cornflake crusted ones from marston's.. again, good but once is enough. where do you get your FAVORITE french toast places? i prefer something not too sweet (i do not use the maple syrup for the city bakery one..) fluffy..not soaked with the custard mixture... thanks!

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  1. Mine by far has to be Brent's Deli, thick cuts of Holla made into french toast-simply delicious, now I might have to stop for some in the morning before work.

    See what you did :>)

    Stuart

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    1. re: Hypnotic23

      Challah with raisins is the ultimate egg bread.

      1. re: Hypnotic23

        Since we've resurrected this thread, I shall plug Norm's. No, not the chain restaurant we all love to hate. This is one of the ubiquitous burgers-pastrami-tacos places, but I can't get over their French toast. Don't get the breakfast burritos there, though, they're greasy and flavourless -- get those at Corner Cottage on Victory and Verdugo.

        Norm's Hamburger
        1201 W. Magnolia Blvd. (3 blocks west of Victory Blvd.)
        Burbank, CA 91506
        818-953-5050

      2. Homemade.
        2 day old brioche
        heavy cream
        fresh eggs

        I tend to soak it thru on a thick slice so it ends up like soft scramble doneness inside.

        1. 26 Beach Restaurant, they have about 12 to 15 different ones. My favorite is the Peaches and Cream, carmelizrd peaches, ice cream and melba sauce.

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          1. re: Burger Boy

            26 Beach does rock the French toast. Love Kings Hawaiian - ask for the cocanut syrup or they will bring you regular maple. FYI - the Local Place does not have the cocoanut syrup. The Kettle for oeufs pain perdu - French toast stuffed with marmalade and cream cheese. I also had killer French toast at Cisco's next to West Coast Choppers that was really tasty.

          2. I really like th French Toast at King's Hawaiian in Torrance. Made with the King's Hawaiian Bread (uh yeah, I guess that was obvious), not too sweet & definitely not soggy. YUM!

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            1. re: travelerz

              I'm not a big FT guy, but my kids love it at Rutt's Hawaiian.

              Sort of along the same line, point being that Hawaiian bread makes some great french toast.

            2. Croissant French toast at The Old St. Angela Inn in Pacific Grove, California... flaky croissants lightly dipped in egg batter with a touch of cinnamon, griddled, and topped with fresh berries.

              Oh. My. Gawd.

              (PS: Their breakfasts alone are worth the stay!)

              The French toast at the Original Pancake House is consistently tasty, but not a stand out like the Inn.