Restaurants have overall ratings in the top 20% for their Diamond Rating level, plus no member complaints in the past 12 months.
AAA Inspector Notes
This fun uptown bakery presents a tantalizing array of sweet treats along with a menu of tasty sandwiches, salads and tartines. Selections include chicken salad, roast beef, ham and cheese or pâté on a crusty baguette and more. Tartines, a kind of open-faced sandwich, come in half- or whole portions, topped with things like wild mushrooms or tomato and pesto. Take a seat by the kitchen window to watch the bakers at work on tray after tray of sweets that are as pretty as they are tasty. Pick out a few desserts to enjoy with a coffee, like the sugary, crunchy palmiers, salted caramel brownies, fruit tarts, sticky rolls or macaroons in a variety of flavors, then order some to-go to enjoy later. The petits gâteaux are tiny little works of cake art. Be sure to explore all the seating nooks of the café, some of which are decked out with eclectic artwork and cute and funky chandeliers. Can't get uptown? Check out one of their other locations in the NoDa neighborhood, Ballantyne area or Rock Hill.