Douceur de France


Croissants, macaroons, éclairs, and individual tarts and other pastries tempt from front counters at these bakery-cafes, with locations in Marietta and Roswell. Look for omelets and pain perdu (a hybrid take on French toast dolled up with strawberries, bananas, and whipped cream) among open-faced sandwiches and savory crepes. Our dour-faced teenage server at the Marietta branch reminded us of Dana Brody, the daughter on Homeland.

ORDER THIS: Poached eggs in ratatouille (vegetable stew) with “hash brown a la française” (shredded potato pancake with scallions and Parmesan).

277 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 770-425-5050; 1173 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, 770-650-1173,