BEST french toast?
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!
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.
1201 W. Magnolia Blvd. (3 blocks west of Victory Blvd.)
Burbank, CA 91506
2 day old brioche
I tend to soak it thru on a thick slice so it ends up like soft scramble doneness inside.
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.
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.