La Vie en Rose Café
Bakery, Breakfast, Cafés, Coffee, French, Sweets, Tea
402 1/2 W. 6th St.
This café, styled like a Parisian bistro and housed in the pink building on the corner of W. 6th and Madison streets, truly brings a piece of France to Bloomington. Whether you're in the mood for quiche, soup, a croissant, or another sweet or savory menu item, you can be sure the recipes are authentically French. La Vie en Rose serves a variety of drinks as well, such as French cold drinks, coffee, Belgian hot cocoa, and loose-leaf teas from the renowned French brand, Dammann Frères. • Prices: $ • Hours: Tu.–Sun. 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Closed Mon. • Bar: No • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Yes
Le Petit Café
308 W. 6th St.
“I cook foods I like to eat,” says Marina Fiore, chef of this quaint, family-oriented restaurant. Her tastes run to French classics — rabbit dishes, cream sauces, crème brûlée, and chocolate mousse. Vegetarian options are always available. • Prices: $$–$$$ • Hours: Tu.–Wed. 5:30–9 p.m.; Th. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 5:30–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 5:30–9 p.m.; Sun. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 5:30–9 p.m.; Closed Mon.; Reservations are required for large parties. • Bar: Beer, wine • Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. • Outdoor Seating: Open-air dining room