Bakery & Cafe Le Pain Quotidien Opens First Philadelphia, PA, Location

by artfuldiner on February 1, 2011

in Uncategorized

le-pain-quotidienOn Wednesday, January 19th, bakery and café Le Pain Quotidien made its debut in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 1423-25 Walnut Street in Center City. Serving traditional, hand-made breads and other artfully crafted baked goods in a tranquil café atmosphere, the new location will serve as a launch point for the international company’s fourth U.S. market.


“We’re thrilled to join the exciting restaurant scene in Philadelphia,” noted Jay Wainwright, managing director of Le Pain Quotidien U.S. “Our organic, artisanal products and informal, communal dining are a perfect fit for the city, and we look forward to meeting our new neighbors over breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks.”


Le Pain Quotidien’s newest bakery and café joins more than 150 outposts worldwide in serving simple, elegant boulangerie fare with tableside service or as take-out for patrons who have limited time. A wide selection of soups, salads, tartines (open-faced sandwiches, a house specialty), pastries, and their signature hand-made organic breads are being served. All breads, including wheat, rye, spelt, five-grain, and walnut loaves, as well as baguettes, French rolls, brioche, croissants, challah, muffins, and more, are baked fresh daily.


Other menu items include: Atlantic Smoked Salmon Tartine with chopped dill, scallions, and avocado; Organic Red Quinoa Salad with argula, chickpeas, and artichoke; Mediterranean Platter of hummus, babaganoush, and taboule; Ricotta Tartine with mission figs, black pepper, and organic acacia honey; Quiche Vegetarienne with gruyère, spinach, mushrooms and leeks; and pastries such as Raspberry Tart, Cheese-Almond Danish and Apricot Crumble. Prices range from $3.10 to $14.95 for pastries, desserts, small plates, soups, salads, and tartines; specialty platters, cheese boards, and entrées at $12.95 – $16.95.


In addition, the bakery-café offers a line of specialty retail products, including single estate Peruvian coffee beans; Belgian chocolates; jams and fruit preserves; artisanal olive oil; tapenades and other spreads from Tunisia; Italian honey; sea salt and black pepper; and balsamic vinegar.


Le Pain Quotidien Walnut Street serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and organic beverages, including beer and wine. The café is open seven days a week, Monday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


For more information, please visit or call (215) 751-0570.


Bon Appétit!



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Jennifer May 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm

This cafe is overly formal and waiters keep coming up to ask you whether you have ordered or not even when you’re not ready. I sat next to the cashier out of the necessity of charging my phone at a plug and the staff were bitching about not getting enough tip from a guy who just paid.

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