Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bienvenue au Macaron Cafe!

 Ok ok, so I know I've been gone for a while, and I really have no good excuse why, but I'm back!  And... I'm dedicating my return post to Ellie, my biggest fan and connoisseur of French pastries.  For months now I have been anticipating the opening of a lovely bakery around the corner from my office called Macaron Cafe.  Finally, they have opened and the shop looks delightful.  Running into the office late, I poked my head in to grab an iced coffee and something to tide me over until lunch.  My options seemed fairly limited at 10:30 a.m., so I quickly chose a plain croissant.  Initially, I was sort of turned off by the prepackaging.  For some reason, to me pre-wrap screams "not fresh".  I was wrong in the case of the Macaron croissant.  It is as fresh as can be, and although simple, my breakfast tastes delicious (I'm eating them as we speak).

In addition to an assortment of croissants (plain, chocolate, almond, and bacon/eggs), the breakfast menu includes Tartine Organic Butter, Tartine O. Butter & Jam, and a variety of crepes (avec sugar, jam or nutella), as well as yogurt with granola and fruits.

ps. Macaron flavors include, but are not limited to, Dark Chocolate, White Choloate, French Vanilla, Violet Flower, Rose & Litchee, Espresso, Pistaccio, Praline, Nutella, Coconut, Cassis, Lemon, Raspberry, Strawberry, Passion Fruit

Attention! : the macarons cost a pretty penny, $2.25 for one, $13 for six, and the iced coffee is a little pricier than the street vendor's ($3.00)

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