"La Mad's" has been a favorite eatery of our family for probably twenty years (lost track). We have dined at La Mad's bistros in Fort Worth (our first love), Houston, Dallas, and more recently every year in Irving when we return for an annual conference. Perhaps it's all the better because we don't have one in Colorado Springs (are you listening La Madeleiene?!), but we work in 2-3 trips during those busy weekends, with staff and just as a family. La Mad's has changed through the years, and become just a tad bit more "commercialized," but it still retains all of its original French countryside charm, their signature good coffee, and great all fresh foods. The baked goods are excellent (we use their catering for a small tea at our conference), the ready-serve foods always fresh and delicious (Caesar salads, quiche, soups, potato galette French hash browns, and more), and the bread (three kinds), real butter, and preserves are always fresh and free free. Nice heavy wood tables, brick and wood, and classical music make it a get-away-from-the-city-outside stopping place for any meal. Highly recommended.