Posting again about my favorite cafe in Park Slope -- Trois Pommes
I swear this is not spam, because if you look at my post history I have posted about this place before, when I was referred there by another chowhound to try the stumptown coffee (which I still love.) But it is now my weekend ritual to go either one or both days to get my coffee and a scone and I just wanted to say how much I love this place. I literally live around the corner from Sweet Melissa, used to like their coffee (they have since lowered the price of it and clearly the quality of the beans as well, it's undrinkable), but I never understood the appeal of the pastries. To me they were pretty and SOUNDED like they should be delicious, but never came even close to living up to their looks or price tag.
So back to Trois Pommes. First of all, the owner is always there, either baking or serving and is the nicest woman. I should really know her name by now because she's always so sweet to my daughters, but for now we remain anonymous friends. The scones are amazing. That's what I always get, a cup of black coffee and a scone. They made me understand the love of scones. Never understood why someone would waste so many calories on a lump of flour and butter (actually, I did have a weak spot for the orange scone at Au Bon Pain, but felt dirty after eating it, knowing it was probably full of a bunch of processed stuff I didn't want to know about.) Trois Pommes scones are amazing (I'm eating a pumpkin one as I type). My kids love the cookies with royal icing on them and, while those things are generally flavorless textureless wonders, these don't suck. And every other pastry we've tried has been equally great. This is just such a nice place. I don't think they are hurting for business; there are always others there when I visit, but I wanted to put a shout out to them. I've been in Park Slope for over 6 years and this is the first bakery I think we've had that really has something special to offer.
After reading vvv03's post, I had to try Trois Pommes. We got several different pastries to take out and agree that it's a good bakery. I especially liked the apple and lemon meringue tarts. The tiny raspberry jelly donut was tasty, but so jelly-deficient, that I can't recommend it (maybe they weren't so mingy with the full-sized one). They have a fabulous pie menu on their website, so one of these days I will probably order a chocolate cream.