This authentically French cafe has the best in pastries, coffee, and drinks.
The croque monsieur (a steal at $6 and one of the best we've tried) tells us this eatery has all the trimmings of a genuine French eatery. And if that doesn't cut it; the quiches and croissant are sure to satisfy.
The baked goods are superb with wonderful clafoutis, gateau au chocolat, and almond pastries. The baguettes and wraps are good for lunch on the run and also fresh fruit and yoghurt for a quick breakfast.
Stop by for a chocolat chaud or to stock up on Bonne Maman tartelletes and preserves, Orangina, or a great tapenades. These French groceries will make you feel as though you are in one of the Parisian quarters. The corner setting means this is the perfect place, rain or shine to stop and watch traffic go by.
Nestled in the Empire Tavern's spacious bosom, this cafe makes a welcome addition to the thriving City Works Depot and Federal and Elliott Quarters.
We love the bankettes and striped seating added to the space and the long table where it seems almost customary to have a croissant with your coffee.
We suggest heading there early in the day to avoid missing out on the freshly baked French pastries. And definitely don't walk away without one of their chocolate chip cookies!