Our namesake is pronounced "cah·nah·lay," although the chef sometimes jokingly says "can·nel·lo·ni." Don't let her fool you. Our moniker comes from a luscious little molded dessert originally from Bordeaux.
Some refer to it as a baked custard or a cake, but this doesn't do justice to the unique character of canelé. Like so many wonders of baking, the ingredients are simple: milk, flour, butter, sugar, and eggs, but the process is complex. The batter must rest for a full 24 hours and is a temperamental beast. But when the stars are aligned and the cook has had plenty of practice, it produces two, maybe three bites of sweet perfection—chewy, crunchy, and tender all at once.
We named our restaurant after this sweet treat because we hope that our little place will have a similar greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts effect. We shop at local farmer’s markets, seeking food that is direct, simple, comforting, but irresistibly tasty. We’ve built the dining room to be welcoming and unpretentious, and we do our best to serve you in that same spirit. We hope that these elements, when the stars align and we’re on top of our game, will create a dining experience as satisfying, even as wondrous, as our namesake. Come on by, and we’ll give you a taste of both.
The canelé marks the spot: 3219 Glendale Blvd in Los Angeles (not too be confused with Glendale Ave, which is in nearby Glendale) between Edenhurst Ave and Brunswick Ave. Atwater Village is conveniently located off of the 5 and 2 freeways and neighboring Silver Lake, Glendale, Elysian Valley, and Los Feliz.
From Hwy 5 take Glendale Blvd exit. From State Route 2 take San Fernando Road or Fletcher Drive. Click on map above for details.
We do not offer valet, but there is public parking available on Glendale Blvd and neighboring streets, with meters active 8:00 - 8:00.
In the six years since we've been here, Atwater Village has become a destination for good eats, drinks, shopping, exercise, and entertainment. Details magazine recently declared the village one of The Six Hottest Emerging Neighborhoods In the World's Greatest Cities. We encourage you to stroll and enjoy the community we're so proud to be a part of.