Le French Quarter Cafe, downtown Atlanta
I had a great lunch at this new restaurant today, located at the bottom of the Healey Building where I live. The croissants are excellent, as they should be since the owner/baker is French (to the point of having a really thick accent, which just sweetens the whole deal).
They don’t seem to have a website or Facebook page yet, but here’s their Access Atlanta entry.
There’s a small menu of French breakfast and lunch sandwiches along with soups and salads. Some tempting (but too decadent for lunch) desserts are in a display case. The bread is baked in house.
Hours for now are 7am-4pm Monday-Friday, but they plan to be open for dinner some nights (including Saturday) throughout the month and will have the dates posted in the store.
That a good French restaurant is in this space is a significant thing for me. My introduction to the Healey Building was through visiting a French place in this spot several years ago called Les Fleur De Lis. My wife and I loved that restaurant and became enchanted with the architecture and streets of Fairlie-Poplar while dining there.
With this, my little downtown neighborhood is becoming more complete. I’m still waiting on the imminent playscape and streetcar. Can a place to buy produce at nights and throughout the weekend be far behind? I better not press my luck.