Review: Mon Petit Cheri

The eclectic Seward neighborhood says bonjour to Mon Petit Chéri, a cozy bakery serving breakfast and lunch. The café’s name, a French term of endearment, is fitting for the charming space, where beverages are served in Mason jars and shelves full of knickknacks evoke a country kitchen.

While the menu covers the brunch standards (a hearty farmer’s breakfast of eggs, crispy roasted potatoes, and meat; a rotating menu of soups and quiches), the execution makes Mon Petit Chéri destination-worthy. Nearly everything is house-made, from flavored syrups in the lattes to brioche for the French toast to the crunchy granola and tart four-berry jam that top yogurt. Although pastries and desserts are more likely to be inspired by Grandma than a patisserie (cinnamon rolls, not croissants), just-tart-enough lemon bars and brownies packed with salty peanut-butter swirls make for sweet anomalies. •