Friday 13 June | 2014
In celebration, we headed to the gorgeous French bakery, patisserie and café La Maison du Pain, whose fresh breads beckon those wandering the interesting streets of Nordend.
Walking past the beautiful entrance armchairs, shelves of rustic loaves lit up with chandeliers, and the glass cabinet stocked with glossy fruit tartlets, coffee eclairs, plump brioche and finally crunchy baguette sandwiches, you’ll arrive at the hidden Provençal style terrace.
This is the perfect little spot to work on your tan, relax in the shade or just expand your waistline with the impressive list of delicious menu items. La Maison du Pain serves a range of classic German set breakfasts, as well as several fruit, muesli and yoghurt variations. Heading into the lunch side of brunch, you’ll find it hard to choose between the many baguette sandwiches, tartines, flammkuchen, salads, soups, quiches and everything inside their droolworthy cabinet.
Strata style yoghurt, muesli and raspberry was a welcome surprise, and struck the right balance between the different flavours and textures. It was so pretty to look at that all of 10 seconds went by before I dived in with the extra long spoon. This is really the perfect start to a summer’s day!
Hot chocolate is do-it-yourself with a chocolate block on a stick. It’s a beautiful idea but very sweet, ideal if you like your sugarfix first thing in the morning. The coffee, while not barista level quality, is really not bad either.
Meanwhile, this lonely, heart-breakingly light and flakey croissant was of course followed up with two pain au chocolats on the way out, which were just as dreamy.
A side note should be made of the great service here, the team are very efficient and genuinely lovely. Admittedly, we were in a hurry to the airport which meant a quick breakfast this time around. But we will be back!
Where temptation reigns supreme.
Check out La Maison du Pain’s menu: