Doubting Thomas

ChefLos Angeles

Longtime LA chef Naomi Shim previously oversaw pastry at local institutions like Coffee Commissary and Salt’s cure before founding Doubting Thomas, an all-day cafe in Historic Filipinotown, where she serves up hyper local dishes showcasing ingredients from small farmers. Her seasonal chiffon cakes are not to be missed: Think jasmine tea spelt cake with roasted nectarine preserves, fig leaf diplomat, and fig leaf Italian meringue buttercream, or buttermilk cake with cara cara caramel, cara cara marmalade, vanilla custard, and peach blossoms. Her vibrant passion fruit pie with McGrath Family Farm fruit is an Instagram darling, but don’t sleep on the almond joy pie.