My world wouldn’t be the same without the ‘Le Pain Quotidien’, so I thought it was about time to mention it on my blog.
The ‘Le Pain’ restaurants are a small constant in my world. I know, I know it’s a chain and I should be trying new places and cuisines and I do, I am absolutely up for that 99 times out of a 100! Sometimes though, it’s nice to know what to expect, it’s great to go somewhere familiar after a long day at work or before work to grab my morning tea or latte. ‘Le Pain’ is my comfort zone in a crazy world, my little oasis!
This Belgian restaurant chain promotes organic eating but also ‘communication’ with their LONG wooden communal tables. The tables had to be made especially as they didn’t exist so long, they’re great when eating solo, as I often do on my travels, it makes me feel less conspicuous!
I discovered ‘LPQ’ a few years back in New York’s Soho, I instantly adored the place and was thrilled when the chain began to expand and I found one in London. All their locations have very similar menus, varying just a little depending on each country’s produce and by season. Each has it’s own special dish’s, but you’ll ALWAYS find their lovely jams and other spreads, ‘Blondie’ and ‘Brunette’ to name two. It’s also a great ‘coffee to go’ place, just look out for their easily recognizable sign on the streets, I call it the ‘mouse cheese sign’, do you see it as well?