To be read in a French accent: As I stand here eating a signature bacon and Gruyere baguette, I envision this is what it must taste like when a pig makes love to a wheel of cheese atop the Eiffel Tower. In the rain. Always in the rain.LeoNora is a little pocket of Paris, where the smell of baking bread greets you at the door. Tarts, cakes and savory quiches line the shelves. As I stand here eating a signature bacon and Gruyere baguette, I envision this is what it must taste like when a pig makes love to a wheel of cheese atop the Eiffel Tower. In the rain. Always in the rain. (And by now I hope you're reading this in a French accent.) Borne of frustration and passion for fine bread, Leonora's owner and economist-turned-baker Carolina Garcia has "always enjoyed baking and I have baked all my life. This is a good opportunity for mixing my two passions." And her passions are now pretty much mine. (Resume French accent.) There are piping-hot, sticky cinnamon buns, fresh from the oven every weekend. They disappear like a mime's tears, salty like the bacon that falls on my blouse. I delicately wipe the crumbs away, exit and walk down the street humming "La Vie en Rose." End scene. :)
French baguette, $2.50
Belgian chocolate croissant, $2.50
Cinnamon bun $3.50
12-inch raspberry Tart, $40
10-inch spinach Gruyere quiche, $30
Signature LeoNora baguette, $5
Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.