Best Of 2012: French
Best Of 2012: Bakery/PatisserieThe genealogy of the three bakery-cafés that get their bread from Old Colorado City's La Baguette French Bakery is as convoluted as that of the French monarchy. (Which Louis was it, and he was related to the other 16, how ... ?). What's clear is this: There's no more highly regarded place in town to get your Francophile on. A morning spent on the pleasantly shady patio of the OCC storefront with a croissant aux amandes and a café au lait recalled sweet memories of Paris and Strasbourg for this Francophone, but the cute table number cards will instruct non-French-speaking diners on the proper way to order everything from a carafe of red to the legendary French onion soup. — Claire Swinford
From the original four, two La Baguettes remain, both independently owned (then the French Bistro and La Tartine, detailed below). The Colorado Avenue shop still bakes for all, and generates Best Of awards for bread and French onion soup, and as bakery and French spots.