Artisan Foods Bakery & Cafe

The unusual background story—Japanese baker marries chef from Los Angeles—and cheerful, airy design remain as fresh now as when this indie spot opened for breakfast and lunch two years ago. Who knew that hot beignets and yuzu-basil orangeade could be such a great match? Dishes such as delicate lemon ricotta pancakes and roasted lamb sandwich on fresh sourdough are tidy both in taste and presentation. Adorable small cookies, great loaves of bread, and displays of Asian candies are staged among quirky collectibles in a colorful A-frame space with a deck. Remember the hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.