It doesn't take much to fall in love with beignets, the powdered sugar-coated fried dough treats made popular by Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. Well now Angelenos will finally have a beignet specialist to call their own with the arrival of Beverly Hills Beignets on the ritzy corner of Santa Monica and Rodeo Drive by the end of January.
The concept, which takes over the longtime Beverly Hills sub shop Papa Jake's, is the work of Dion Antic, a Chicago restaurateur who recently set his sights on LA. The take-away shop will offer creative iterations of the classic dessert with a selection on fine teas to wash it all down.
As for flavors, think options like the Country Life, Nuseke bacon wrapped inside a beignet served with maple bourbon honey dipping sauce, and the savory Field, roasted artichoke fritters with Meyer lemon aioli. Of course, there will be the classic version for traditionalists, simply topped with powdered sugar and a touch of cinnamon. The specialty shop will price the fried treats at $7 to 9 for an order of three.
Beverly Hills Beignets will open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Beverly Hills Beignets
9527 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210