Belle Epicurean specializes in really, really good sweet and savory brioche buns (aka Belle’s Buns), which come in flavors such as double cherry, blackberries and cream, and rosemary pesto. The pastries, desserts, simple sandwiches, and salads are also excellent. Owner Carolyn Ferguson trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has the certificate on the wall to prove it.
3109 E Madison St,
Hours: Mon-Sat 6 am–5 pm, Sun 8 am–5 pm
Bakery, Cafe, French