SWEET: French style pastries found here, which is to say, most are less sweet and richer in butter than typical American style. Our favorites include the chocolate eclairs, the Pin Stripe Cake, blackberry tartlets, the crumb cake, and the rugelach. For Valentine's day they made dark chocolate covered caramels that made us swoon.
SAVORY: Their baguette (they call it the Pane Siciliano) is the best French bread in Asheville. So many artisan bakeries in the area have all or nearly all sourdough breads in the repertoire; I don't favor sourdough breads, and Crême's are not sourdough breads. Many love the soft pretzel served with a spicy mustard. I find the foccaccia WAY too salty, and a few other of their breads (even the challah) somewhat too salty.
LUNCH: There is a single offering of a Brie plate which is very nice, but it's on the pricey and sophisticated side, so don't try it for a kid!
ATMO: The seating area is spacious, with large windows. There is one very big table and 5 or 6 little ones, and a comfy armchair...maybe two, not sure.
BEVERAGE: High quality locally roasted organic coffee is dispensed by self-service from vacuum push containers. When it's hot it's truly luscious, but on two occasions in late afternoon, it was not hot enough. There is a limited selection of other drinks in the cooler: mineral water, a few others.
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