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Mixed berry and chocolate crepe at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

You never know where the ‘Twin Tasters’ will pop up in their quest for good food in West Hartford!

By Twin Tasters

As soon as we stepped into La Petite France (LPF), the charm of the place made us feel like we left the country, but we were actually smack in the center of West Hartford. Owner Alexandria was glad to see us and the place was bustling with a steady, but manageable, lunch crowd at 12:30 on a Friday.

And, just when you thought LPF is for the breakfast or dessert crowd only, think again. You’ll find substantial lunch selections.

First course: A savory crepe, made with their signature gluten-free/dairy-free buckwheat batter. We enjoyed the Montagnard crepe,made from sliced turkey, oh-so-melty Swiss cheese, tomato and roasted red pepper.

And we think the chef read our minds because there was plenty of black pepper on everything, so keep that in mind if you are not a fan of pepper like we are.

Next up, Croque Madame, a toasted ham and Swiss sandwich, with béchamel sauce and topped with shredded Swiss AND a fried egg that would be awesome for breakfast, brunch or lunch. It was presented with a side of fresh mixed greens.

We weren’t done yet … out came a beautifully presented special salad of the day that included mixed greens, crumbled goat cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts.

To top off the meal, we managed to find space for a sweet crepe (made from traditional French batter), that was wrapped around a berry medly, and melted dark chocolate.

Our to-go bag included what appeared to be an ordinary-looking ham sandwich, but was actually a delicious Prosciutto & Mozzarella on freshly baked bread, with sun-dried tomato pesto! Yummy house-made macarons (French spelling) were also included in the brown-bag, completing our French bakery experience. 

La Petite France French Bakery & Café, 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT. 860-231-9255. www.lpfcafe.com. Tues. – Sunday

As seen in West Hartford Magazine, Issue No. 2, 2015. You never know where The Twin Tasters will pop up in their quest for good food in town. Contact: [email protected]

To view the full magazine online, please view our full issue here.

Window at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Window at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Lunch time at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Lunch time at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Savory crepe at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Savory crepe at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Cranberry and goat cheese salad and Croque Madame sandwich at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Cranberry and goat cheese salad and Croque Madame sandwich at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Sandwich on homemade bread at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Sandwich on homemade bread at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Macarons at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Macarons at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Mixed berry and chocolate crepe at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Mixed berry and chocolate crepe at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Used to be a mixed-berry and chocolate crepe at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

Used to be a mixed-berry and chocolate crepe at La Petite France French Bakery & Café at 967 Farmington Ave., West Hartford CT. Photo by Amy Melvin

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