Friday, June 28, 2013
Douceur de France (Marietta, GA)
277 South Marietta Parkway SW, Marietta, GA 30064, T: 770-425-5050
1173 Alpharetta St., Roswell, GA 30075, T: 770-650-1173
Douceurde France is a posh French restaurant that specializes in sandwiches, crepes, salads, breads, and pastries. They have two locations, both in rich suburbs of Atlanta. I visit the Marietta location, where I hear a couple of people that work there speak French: a good sign!
My main interest is not lunch, however. I am there for some good bread and some original French pastries. The selection is impressive and the presentation makes me feel like I am in a truly French place.
I get one Almond Croissant ($2.50), which is quite chunky, very crispy, and simply delishes (not too sweet, not too nutty). The Pain au Chocolat ($2.05) is a bit chewy, and has an odd kind of salty taste to the dough, but the chocolate is very tasty and not overdone. Finally, the Beignet ($0.75) is small, but absolutely delicious. So fresh, flaky, sugary, and still not too sweet.
Douceur de France serves some of the best French pastries in the United States. Moreover, unlike many of its competitors, they are quite affordable.