On our way to the Museum of Natural History last Saturday, my date and I decided to stop in at Le Pain Quotidien at 72nd and Central Park West for some sweet breakfast treats before our museum exploration!
Upon entering the cafe, I was instantly transported to Belgium by both the decor and delicious scents of bread, pastries and coffee. The seating arrangements fascinated me with their big communal tables scattered throughout the cafe as well as their cozy two and four-seater tables. “Friends and strangers alike come together around our communal table to break bread and linger for a while” – Le Pain Quotidien. We are reminded by the fact that even in such a big city like New York City, we are a community!
Now let’s talk about their delicacies! Founder, Alain Coumont began Le Pain Quotidien baking bread, so we decided to have the bread basket (meant to be shared) with an assortment of jams and spreads. To start off our meal we had two of the most delicious beverages ever! – a Belgium hot chocolate and a latte. Now this Belgium hot chocolate is unlike any standard hot chocolate you’ve ever had! They serve you a cup of hot milk and a small vial of pure dark liquid chocolate to pour inside the milk. The outcome? Pure satisfaction!
Have you been convinced as yet? Maybe this next photo might!
Price Range: $
Cozy Level: 4 Stars (out of 5)