Saturday, September 18, 2010
Sweet Treats from Patisserie Valerie
Before a matinee play, I opted for something simple and quick with a visit to the Covent Garden location of Patisserie Valerie. Although busy with a lunch crowd I found seating in a comfortable lounge chair and table inside near the entrance. The restaurant does serve savory selections, but one cannot help to avoid at least trying some of their heavenly pastries. Along with my Americano coffee was a slice of Selva Cake (layers of chocolate cake, creamy filling and fruit on top). This sweet was delicious, airy and light (although I don't know if the calories would indicate so).
This Patisserie Valerie is located at 15 Bedford Street in Covent Garden and opened Mon-Fri 7:30am-9:00pm; Sat 8:30am-9:00pm and Sun 9:00am-8:00pm. More info found at patisserie-valerie.co.uk. Click here for a copy of their dining menu.
Photos: Above, facade of the Covent Garden location; below top to bottom: selection of sweets from the restaurant's street window; my 'light snack' and the bill (approximately $10 not including gratuity).