My first time indulging in such amazing bake goods was when I was in Paris a few years back. Having found out London has Poilane shops as well, I was psyched to taste those warm and soft croissants once again!
When I stepped into the cafe, I was hit by a wave of bakery aroma because the smell of baked goods was empowering. It smelled like a true bakery. It was a Sunday morning so the restaurant was quite busy. Didn't have to wait to be seated, though there were three of us and I found the table a bit too small. The service was acceptable but I didn't feel like the servers really wanted to be there. And at one point one of the of toasters was spewing out black smoke because a piece of toast had caught on fire and nobody had noticed! The cafe's ventilation was not good so the entire restaurant was cloudy with smoke. That was the least impressed part of our visit as we had to quickly finish and get the heck out of there because the smoke made us all really uncomfortable.
In terms of food, the croissants were delicious. They were comparable to the ones I had in Paris. I would come back for some more, but perhaps takeaway only and not dine-in.
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