Sweet Butter

The wraparound patio catches just enough morning sun, the courtyard is planted with lavender and herbs, and your utensils are stored in San Marzano tomato or steel-cut oatmeal cans. Yes, this new addition to the Valley breakfast and lunch scene is about as pleasant as it gets. Order inside and peruse the larder shelves stocked with sweets, takeaway goodies, and gourmet pantry staples. At the counter choose from a.m. dishes like the croque madame with jambon de paris or the egg in a cup with Laura Chenel chèvre and grilled country bread. Later it’s on to the grilled turkey and fig jam sandwich with St. Agur blue cheese and a Southwestern salad with jidori chicken and chipotle buttermilk dressing. For kids (or maybe for you), it’s a Nutella sandwich on pain de mie.