My stay at Virginia was almost over so my cousins decided I spend the day in DC. La and I had lunch at Rasika then she dropped me off at Filene’s Basement for some retail therapy.
Armed with my folding umbrella and red trench coat I faced the gloomy and rainy day in DC. Before shopping I had coffee at Corner Bakery on 14th & F streets and watched the participants of Occupy DC make their way through the busy streets.
Happy with the deals I snagged at Filene’s Basement I decided to walk along F street and see what I could find the interested me. Le Pain Quotidien, a French bakery interested me a LOT.
Le Pain Quotidien has branches in several countries around the world.
I looked at their food menu and there were lots of healthy options that made me drool. The calories were printed next to each entree and a lot were below 500 calories. I will definitely go back to Le Pain Quotidien for lunch next time.
We had the scones for breakfast the next morning. The scones had a nice texture but I found it lacking of cheese and it was curiously a bit sweet. Nevertheless we all enjoyed it with our coffee.
organic cheddar & scallion scones
The pistachio tart was really a dense and very moist pistachio flavored cake topped with a generous amount of pistachios. It was quite good either at room temperature or warmed in the oven for a few minutes.
Le Pain Quotidien
979 F Street, NW Washington DC, 20004
(across the street from Madame Tussauds Wax Museum)
M-F: 7am – 8pm
Sa-Su: 8am – 6pm