Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Petite Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie


I think I have eaten here about seven times in the last two months.  This is definitely in my top five places to go for breakfast now.  For one, their lattes are beautiful (if the right person makes it) and they have great coffee.  First criterium met.  Second they have a great menu, fresh new breakfast items for the meat lover and vegetarian alike, not to mention an amazing array of bakery yummies.  And third, I love the atmosphere here.  I just feel like I'm going to step out onto the streets of Paris when I leave (which leaves me a little disappointed when I actually do leave, but it's getting better down there).
     This is a great place for a romantic breakfast with your special someone or with some friends or family or just to go yourself and watch the cute little bundled up munchkins walk in with their hip urban parents as they make a b-line for the kids cookie window.  
     They can accomodate fairly large groups by putting tables together, though it can get a bit crowded.  We have never had to wait yet for a table, which I'm sure is  soon to change, but we'll enjoy it for now.  The staff here are very friendly and the service is prompt.  You have to try one of their espresso drinks if you go, just for the beauty of it.                                    

1824 NE Alberta St Portland, OR 97211 - (503) 284-6564
4834 SE Division St Portland, OR 97206 - (503) 233-1121


Anonymous said...

OK, now that you've eaten there twice...update!!

visnja said...

just got back from Paris and Provence and I know exactly what you mean, especially about going to le Petite Provence for breakfast!
Portland is not even a second cousin to the experience, I mean let's get real here! The fabulous architecture and vintage decorations are part and parcel of Europe!!!