It was just last November, that a new bakery by the name of Le Reve, fulfilled the dreams of Queen Anne residents bringing the most- talked about “Pain au chocolat”, a large selection of French Pastries and the signature Kouign- Amann, a Breton cake made of layers of butter.
But the more, the better, when it comes to French desserts.
Last week another French patisserie by the name of Cafe de Lion quietly made its way into the neighborhood. This French and Japanese-inspired bakery is the dream of Tomoyo and Daisuke Miura. Trained in France, Tomoyo started baking these hand-crafted pastries for her family because she wanted them to have sweets made of the purest ingredients. Lion, their son, now four years old is the name behind this cozy little establishment. Peek into the vitrine for gorgeous pastries that change daily (get the updates via Facebook), with items like the Manjari (pictured below), made of with a fine Valrhona dark chocolate known as “Manjari”, colorful French Macarons, apple tarts, creme brule and Zen, a chocolate Pâte layered with delicately sweetened Milk Crème and Green Tea Mousse made from “Premium Kyoto Matcha (photo below). They open at 11 am and close when they run out, Tuesday – Sunday. Get there early on busy weekends to get the best selection. Cafe De Lion is located at 1629 Queen Ave North, 98109.