January 28, 2011

brunch for one

I had a dentist appointment yesterday morning and while walking back towards the subway to go home, I passed by the new Le Pain Quotidien that opened on Walnut Street. I've been looking forward to their opening ever since I ate at one in DC. I can be a snob when it comes to restaurant chains, but what I love about these restaurants is that they don't feel like they're part of a chain. They all pretty much look the same but are so well designed. Think rustic chic with exposed ceilings, lots of reclaimed wood (at least it looks like it), marble counters, and metal fixtures. They also have these large beautiful wood tables where you can sit and eat with strangers or would be perfect for large groups. I wish I could fit one in my house! And a big plus - the food is really good! Since I didn't have much planned for the rest of the day (besides going home and shoveling a foot of snow) and I had a new British Vogue in my purse, I decided to treat myself to brunch.



I had some green tea and quiche lorraine and it was delicious. I like how their mugs are more like mini bowls - allows you to wrap your hands around them completely - perfect for a cold, winter day. I had a lovely time by myself. Wish I could do this everyday!!


iheartpie said...

So envious - love how you spent the morning! Love your blog!!

Karen said...

LOVE Le Pain Quotidien - and I agree, when we first discovered one in New York, it didn't seem like a chain at all. So excited they're turning up in Philly!