While running all over the city frantically looking for last minute holiday gifts, I found myself on Washington Boulevard in Culver City. I was right in front of the sleek artisanal bakery and Cafe, Lodge Bread. Of course
I couldn't help myself especially since my friend Adam had just told me about Lodge last week. I was curious to see what wild fermented, heritage-grain breads, toast and pastries were all about. Oh, I'll tell you what they're all about my friends; they're
about being amazing! The De La Paz drip coffee ($3.25) is pretty great too! Alexander Phaneuf and Or Amsalam use organically grown, seasonal whole grains and a naturally leavened process that allows for slow wild fermentation. And this is where
it pays off. I ordered the whole wheat toast which was about 2 inches thick. It comes with homemade butter that is to die for! ($4.50) I could barely fit my mouth around it! The toast was wonderful, chewy, crisp, and had a beautiful texture. I also tried the
Cinnamon Roll ($5.50). You really have to see it to believe it. This thing is gigantic! The cream cheese topping is a nice surprise and lets the cinnamon roll shine. I'm coming back for the Avocado Toast! This place is truly a little gem. Lodge Bread 11918
Washington Blvd. Culver City. (424) 384-5097 Hours: Mon: Closed Tuesday-Sunday: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Recommended: Breads, Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee.