There's no visible sign from the street, but we saw the line...
...and guessed this must be the place!
It was bustling in there.
The little girl in front of me was having a hard time choosing...
Her dad helped her out.
Some savoury items, including a delicious-looking quiche.
I had to make my choices. It was very nerve-wracking and difficult, but I came away with--
My breakfast pastry of choice--the twice-baked almond croissant. The filling is incredibly generous, buttery and flecked with sliced almonds. This pastry is HUGE, but I had no trouble finishing it. The croissant was very flaky, and a cut above anything I've found in Vancouver. This was my favourite of the morning pastries.
Their famed morning bun--kind of like a cinnamon bun, but with some citrus flavouring. I liked how the citrus brightened up the rich dough and syrup.
Here's hhlodesign's breakfast, the ham and cheese croissant! Again, the croissant was great. Very buttery and flaky. The ham is from Niman Ranch and I love how they warmed the cheese with the croissant so it's soft and gooey. Delicious.
Here's my post-breakfast dessert--the banana cream tart. The crust was thick and browned all the way through. It had been brushed with Scharffen Berger chocolate before the sliced bananas, banana cream, and whipped cream were piled on.
Before the gluttony...
And mid-way through...he kept bugging me to save room since we had lunch reservations in less than an hour.
I'll also admit to being horrible company at breakfast--I was shovelling it all in for a good 15 minutes straight, without speaking. I ignored the laughter coming from his general direction.
I gotta add too that these pastries are pretty big--at least 1.5x the size of the ones I buy in Vancouver. Not that I'm complaining.
Great breakfast! 8.5/10. I was pretty full...but we soldiered on to The Slanted Door.
Edited by Ling, 12 April 2006 - 11:23 AM.