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Review - Le Pain Quotidien

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that impress the most. A perfect toasted Ham and Cheese Croissant ($6.50) made with Gruyere cheese, and served with crisp thin slices of cucumber and radish, and a small pot containing three mustards, won me over here.

Where's here, you ask? Well I am dining at a reasonably new entry to the Norton Street dining scene - Le Pain Quotidien. The space is bright, with a warmth and rustic charm which you’ll enjoy as you dine at the communal table, or at smaller surrounding tables.

Cupping my hands around a warm bowl of well-made Caffè Latte ($4.50) was a perfect antidote to the chilly air; and their Mocha ($5.00) attested to the use of good quality chocolate. 

Daytime dining options include Tartines (open sandwiches) and a rich Ham and Gruyere Organic Omelette ($13.50)

Perhaps an Organic Egg with Hollandaise Sauce ($12) served with toast and salad, with optional Ham ($14) or Smoked Salmon ($16)?

There’s also a selection of bakery treats, freshly made breads, brioche, muffins, and croissants - available as eat-in or take-away treats.

Beyond the bakery, the shelves contain an array of other products. I was very happy to take home my own jar of the addictive Natural Black Olives ($10.90) and the Poivre Noir de la Cote de Malabar ($20), a great black pepper with grinder.

You can also catch them for an early dinner from 6pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. They also run a monthly business card draw which is apparently worth entering - this month I won (the prize being a $50 voucher), so we'll be going to try their evening offerings some time soon. I will report back as to how it goes!

Le Pain Quotidien
54 Norton Street, Leichhardt
Ph: (02) 9564 0099

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( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 14th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
That all looks rather tempting. Will have to check it out pronto :D
Jul. 15th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
The ham and cheese croissant was well worth the trip. I have returned to have it again, equally as good!
Jul. 15th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Thanks for the friending :)
Jul. 15th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Have we met?
Jul. 15th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
I think we've said Hi at HF and a couple of other parties but never actually had a proper conversation.
Jul. 15th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
I was attracted to your journal by all the food *LOL*
Jul. 15th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Excellent - well that I can (and do) deliver!
Jul. 15th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
I love this place. They do great vegan food, and offer more than one veggo option (astounding in a 'omni' venue!)
Jul. 15th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
I liked how the vego was the main option, say for their egg, with the meat or fish being additional extras.
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