70 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02108
I was over in the Mass General area on Saturday morning and decided to stroll down Charles Street. Charles Street is one of my favorite streets in Boston… so picturesque and so many cute little shops and restaurants. I was feeling a little hungry so I decided to stop in at Cafe Vanille to grab a bite to eat.
Cafe Vanille is a bakery serving up breakfast items, coffee, sandwiches and desserts. A few years ago I ordered an assortment of their petit fours and mini-desserts for a going away party before. They were a big hit at the gathering. The mini desserts are so cute, some are tastier than others and at $1 or more a piece the bill for these little treats can rack up quickly.
This cute & casual space has a few tables along the walls across from the pastry cases. But, the best place to site is outside. They have a great little patio on the corner of Charles with excellent people watching. Its a great place to sit and read the Sunday paper while sipping your latte and nibbling at your quiche or croissant. This past weekend I chose to get my pastry to go and stroll to the Public Garden and eat it there.
I ordered the Sunburn Croissant which is a croissant with peaches and almond paste. The peaches almost look like sunnyside-up eggs nestled amongst the folds of the croissant. The croissant was fresh and tasty, definitely better than what you can get at Au Bon Pain.