Le Pain Quotidien
Bethesda, MD 20815
Mon.-Thu. 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sun. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Cuisine: Baked Goods, Belgian, and Desserts
- Meals Served: Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch
- Price Range: $$ ($9-$15)
- Restaurant Style: Bakery and Cafe
Part of a chain that spans across the globe, Le Pain Quotidien provides fresh bread and pastries for customers who covet organic ingredients and nothing else. What distinguishes this bakery and café from others is the community-minded atmosphere. There are several small communal tables available, central to every store where friends and strangers sit side by side to enjoy their baked goods and coffee. Sandwiches and salads populate their brunch/lunch menus and specialty breads such as croissants, baguettes and tasty baked goods round out the menu. Here you'll also find organic coffees and teas, as well as a house wine poured liberally to keep everyone in good spirits. This is a charming place to catch up over coffee or grab dessert.