Le Cafe de Paris
Cuisine: European, French
Price Range: $
Residents of the Dr. Phillips neighborhood love their little slice of France, where married proprietors and French natives Claude and Chantal have been cultivating a following since 2007. Visit for an... Read More
Residents of the Dr. Phillips neighborhood love their little slice of France, where married proprietors and French natives Claude and Chantal have been cultivating a following since 2007. Visit for an excellent morning coffee and perhaps pair it with a croissant or another of the buttery house pastries. Lunch brings with it lighter options – crisp salads showcasing fresh greens and tuna – but some varieties boast bacon, prosciutto, cheese, sour cream, thereby warranting a pass over (if you're looking an excuse) to sample their wonderful quiches. This is not a bistro laden with classic cuisine and heavy sauces. Le Café de Paris is casual, and so is the food. Rich offerings come in the form of sandwiches like the Croque Monsieur or – even better – the Croque Madame. Topped with a glistening fried egg, this is a knife-and-fork sandwich like its masculine counterpart, but each bite of the Madame comes drenched in wonderful, warm yolk. That's Mother Nature's rich French sauce.
- French: "For supreme decadence, try the chocolate croissant. With layers so delicate, you'll wonder how they managed to get all that butter in one pastry."
- Best for French Because: Great coffee, deadly pastries and charming hosts bring everyday France to your everyday suburban strip mall. C'est magnifique!