What to Order:
“What to order” is asking you to do the impossible because there are so many choices here – and they can change by the day and season. In general, bakeries have viennoiseries, bread, and pastries but the “bastards” also have fresh-roasted coffee, gorgeous sandwiches, and salads.
Viennoiserie is baked yeast-leavened/laminated dough, with added eggs, butter, milk, cream, and/or sugar, rolled & layered many times. The idea of “pâtisseries viennoises” came to France from Vienna – hence the name. However, it is the French technique that perfected the use of puff pastry to shape pain au chocolat & croissants and more. Typically they are eaten at breakfast or an afternoon splurge. Don’t miss their pure butter croissants, almond croissants, apple + lemon bichons, chocolate pinwheels, chocolate-filled beignets, chocolate babka braided brioche.
The Bread can range from 3-flour bâtards (slimmer than a baguette), focaccia, Rye and Sourdough country loaves studded with Raisin, Cumin & Honey, or oat & cranberry…
Patisseries are eaten as an afternoon treat or as dessert. Don’t miss their charcoal vanilla eclairs, banana-caramel-Kelloggs tarts, lemon meringues & more.
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