cute, and surprisingly filling tea break at this casual cafe outpost in wheelock – I’ve never really thought this place lived up quite to the furor it raised when it first appeared, but this teatime really surprised me: it was a good selection of their goods, a more-than-satisfactory range between sweet and savory, and it came pretty quickly – and then they left us alone. all good things. and aren’t those eclairs cute?
okay pastries at this newly-booming german-sounding-but-actually-french chain. I’m not sure I get all the hype about this place – it certainly churns out decent pastries, with separatably-flaky laminated doughs and picture-perfect breads behind the counter – but it just didn’t wow. to my estimation, it holds the same position paul’s holds in london: a reliable stop-for-lunch-or-tea, but not the sort of place necessarily worth queueing for.