Succumbing to Sweets at Coppelia’s in Los Angeles, California
In a city like L.A., you really throw down the gauntlet when you boast “the best tres leches cake” in town. Anita, Coppelia's charmer of a Cuban proprietress, makes sure you long to find out for yourself how good it is, as you simultaneously become intrigued by the cuatro (count ’em, four!) leches cake she’s added to her repertoire. Heed her siren song and you’ll be led to an irresistible flan—the kind that’s more custard than pudding—made according to Anita’s own recipe. For dinner, indulge in a Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken at an unbeatable price and understand why Angelenos take the good life for granted. But do finish with the tres leches. It is, after all, the best.