Thursday, July 26, 2007

47 restaurants in 47 days: #11, Bistro Maxine

Bistro Maxine
548 Ramona Street
Palo Alto

What could be better than sitting outside on a cool, sunny summer day, eating a perfectly ripe peach? How about eating peaches wrapped in a sweet crepe and topped with whipped cream? Yum.

Bistro Maxine
would fit right in on rue Mouffetard. The tiny cafe --- just 7 or 8 tables, counting the two on the sidewalk -- has butter-yellow walls and cheery art. (The current exhibit reminds me a little of Seurat.)

I had today's special: fresh peach thinly sliced and sauteed with brown sugar, in a crepe topped with homemade whipped cream.

Bistro Maxine also offers savory crepes, sandwiches, and croissants. There are prix-fixe crepe meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can order French cider (alcoholic), Fischer beer from Alsace, or a French wine, or good coffee from Barefoot Coffee Roasters, yet another Bay area artisanal coffeehouse.

I'm coming back for a real croque-monsieur.

Bistro Maxine in Palo Alto

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