Nice surprises & vegan friendly
Posted on 02 / 13 / 2012
Was just here in October 2011 and here's my review for HappyCow. I was walking in the neighborhood and hadn't planned on coming to this restaurant, but once I saw it, I thought it seems attractive from the street and decided to check out the menu. I've been to a few other Le Pain Quotidien locations before and wasn't super impressed, but this one was different.
First of all, the atmopshere is inviting and quaint. Felt like I was in a beautiful little country house with a sweet deck (patio seating). It's warm inside, and the counter is filled with fresh baked artisan breads and pastries.
I got a vegan cherry scone (good but a bit dry / may have been baked from previous day?), a loaf of olive thyme bread (yummy), and a loaf of 5 grain with raisin bread (excellent). The breads are not cheap but they taste very hearty and wholesome.
I perused the menu and was nicely surprised to see that there were actually a good range of vegan options, which are all marked clearly.
good bread, inviting atmosphere, friendly servers