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  • Writer's pictureEmma Nichols

food dump pt. one!

because we all deserve to experience French food at some point in our lives.

welcome to my first ever "food dump". this is my spot for indulging in all the photos of the food i've tried. enjoy!


Miah Cafe was a surprise find for me, and I could not be happier about it.

From the coffee to the apéritif (appetizer, prep for the meal) to the actual order, I was content the whole time through. Living in France means coffee is acceptable at any time of day, no matter the circumstances (well... maybe under some circumstances), and I'm all for it. I've found that my new favorite coffee is a cappuccino; it's smooth, it's got foam, I'm loving it. Miah Cafe boasts a mainly vegan and vegetarian menu, and I was not disappointed at all. Ordering pancakes as a lunchtime meal is not usually the norm, but the menu was practically begging me to try them -

and it was the right choice. These might have been the best pancakes I've ever had - the buttery, dense texture and the perfect maple flavor topped with an arrangement of fresh fruit was just the icing on the cake. And the menu was extremely affordable! I'd give the meal a rating of 5/5 croissants.


In the past, I've claimed not to be the biggest fan of pizza... that all changed after I tried the pizza at Peppone. I have never before had any food that tastes exactly as delicious as it smells, and it was absolutely the best pizza I've ever eaten.

This pizza was definitely the most pleasant surprise for me. I tried the "pancetta" pizza (pictured here center), and it was perfect, everything from the perfectly cooked pancetta to the thin, crispy crust. I love when you can tell that all of the ingredients in your food are fresh, it just makes the meal that much more enjoyable. I don't know if there's much more to say, except that I am now a full convert to Peppone's pizza, and I will be returning there at least once a week. Rating: 5/5 croissants.


A hole in the wall boulangerie/patisserie that is close enough to my work for an afternoon croissant, Maison Hermelin has quickly become my favorite local spot for my patisserie cravings. They have everything from your authentic croissants and chocolatines (pain au chocolat in most other regions - Bordeaux uses chocolatine instead!) to your petite tartelettes with apples or pears, or bistro style sandwiches. I'm a sucker for a good sandwich, and their chicken Ceaser sandwich will forever have my heart as a staple lunch dish.

As aforementioned, Maison Hermelin makes traditional French viennoiseries as well, and when I know that I'll miss breakfast one day, or I am just in the mood for something a little decadent, I will grab a couple of croissants or chocolatines to last me a day or two. Shown here: their delicious chocolatine, the flakiest I've found so far. Rating - is it even a question at this point?: 5/5 croissants.

Thank you so much for reading this post, and I'm sure there will be many more coming in the future! Bon appétit my travelers!



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