Today's is the first in a series of three posts, The Good, The Bad, and The Ridiculous.
So. The Good.
La Maison Renaise is my new favorite place. It's a house. Really. That now houses a perfect café. The owner, Laurent, is charming. The coffee, 5 or 6 roasts, is excellent. The pastries (flan, brownies, chocolate tart, lemon tart, crème brûlée...) are home-made. There are 25-or 30 kinds of tea. There are swanky coffee table books all over the place.
There are tables and chairs (handy) for sitting and couches and cushy chairs for lounging.
It's exactly 8 minutes from my house on foot.
When you're in the neighborhood - La Maison Renaise, 23 rue Renaise, Laval.
If I'm not at home, I'm probably there.