If you know me, and this blog, you know that I like croissants. A LOT. I also love cute cafes in which to write. And I love anything French because I secretly wish I was an elegant French girl.
I was driving up 10th Ave the other day, and nearly got into an accident as an adorable cafe caught my eye. Simply French is a newly opened cafe near the intersection of 10th and Alma. Opened by the former owners of Truffles, the Drummonds know how to serve a good dessert. And good pastry. And good coffee.
Firstly, the cafe is really large, with high ceilings, chandeliers, and plug-ins for your laptop. Secondly, it serves strong coffee. Thirdly, the croissant was AMAZING. Perfect and incredible. In fact, the croissant is now number two on my list (one below a boulangerie in Paris and one above Mazzola's in Brooklyn). Isobel Drummond bakes everything herself and let me tell you that she knows how to create a buttery perfection that is croissant.
I loved it in here so much. The owners are so friendly and happy. I sat in the window and wrote for hours undisturbed, letting the sky grow dark and the snow gently fall outside. So cozy and elegant, I think next time I go I will try a Paris panini. And wear a beret.
Je t'aime all things French.