This small cafe near Rice University has a thoroughly French look and feel with tables surrounded by racks of wine bottles. It's a great lunch stop as well as an intimate dinner experience for couples. The hand-written chalkboard menus change regularly but focus on traditional French bistro fare. Salads and sandwiches dominate for lunch, but dinners include duck, beef, trout and salmon. The wine list reads like an encyclopedia of French wines but has a range of prices and bottle formats. This place closes early afternoon, after lunch service and reopens for dinner, late afternoon.