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jmk38 Aug 20, 2012 01:03 PM

I know this new place in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood already has received some attention on these boards, but I wanted to add my praise. I had breakfast here yesterday and cannot wait to return - it is elegant, in a simple way, with the best tea and coffee menu and perhaps the best croissants outside of Paris. It's breakfast/lunch/brunch/afternoon snacks 7 days a week in a
charming townhouse setting: on Walnut between 20th and 21st.

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    cwdonald RE: jmk38 Aug 20, 2012 01:08 PM

    What did you have for breakfast? And how was the coffee?

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      barryg RE: jmk38 Aug 20, 2012 01:13 PM

      Anyone know if they bake their own croissant or if not where they source them?

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        bluehensfan RE: barryg Aug 20, 2012 02:49 PM

        The macarons at LPD are really good too, much better than at Meil Patissserie, although my favorite ones in town (I admit this sounds really strange) are from Continental Midtown.

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          jmk38 RE: bluehensfan Aug 20, 2012 05:23 PM

          I intended to order coffee (which looked and smelled great), but someone at a nearby table was having a pot of tea, which also looked and smelled great, so this time I went with the tea.
          Next time I will try the Cafe au Lait. They source their croissants from a place in Narberth.
          This time I had a true continental breakfast - tea, croissant, butter and preserves. Next time
          I'll have more time and will indulge more fully.

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            cwdonald RE: jmk38 Aug 20, 2012 06:28 PM

            Then the croissant source is probably Au Fournil in Narberth. Baker there used to work for Perrier.

            http://articles.philly.com/2009-07-02...

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              jyeh29 RE: jmk38 Jan 16, 2013 09:23 AM

              They told me it was the Georges Perrier place Art of Bread (as of Dec 2012)

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                stephaneW RE: jyeh29 Feb 10, 2013 05:49 AM

                No, it's Au Fournil in Narberth.

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          sylviag RE: jmk38 Aug 23, 2012 04:53 PM

          My sister and I had lunch here today and enjoyed it thoroughly.
          It was quiet and pleasant. There was only one other group here, so it was ideal for leisurely chatting.
          We shared the curried chicken salad sandwich on a croissant. It was delicious! it came garnished with slices of fresh fruit.
          Service was extremely gracious.
          They will be opening for dinner in October, and sooner for brunch.

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