This is a French pastry shop with those special moist, dark and flat almond croissants, but firmer, drier, puffy plain croissants, and haven't-try-but-looks pretty-good chocolate croissants. They serve Lavazza coffee, and have a few comfy couches and chairs for sit down, though not with waitperson service.
I just so happen to walk by and was drawn in for no particular reason that I knew of until I came face to face with a complete collection of the French Macarons! There must have been about 20 varieties. I only got 4 to go, and can't remember all the names: Agrume, Verge...? I must have been in an "orange" mood because they almost all had some sort of either mandarin orange, or other citrus, or orange liquor in them.
While they weren't as ethereally delicate as Kee's on Thompson street, Madelein's verison has some refreshing center filling. Worth checking out again.
Hope to get to sit down for coffee next time...I didn't catch the exact address, vaguely remembered to be either 119 or 120 (I know, those are opposite sides of street...) It's kitty corner from Tekserve, and is next door to the Vintage clothes shop.
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