Fido

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Yogurt Parfait
Yogurt Parfait
Breakfast Burrito
Breakfast Burrito

**** (4 stars)

Counter service breakfast spot with a lot of indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast burrito and yogurt parfait were both very good. Dog friendly, since it used to be a pet shop!

Fido
1812 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

https://www.yelp.com/biz/fido-nashville

Caribbean Sunshine Bakery & Restaurant

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Curry chicken
Curry chicken
Jerk chicken
Jerk chicken

***** (5 stars)

Excellent curries are the highlight here, served in generous portions. If you've had Caribbean curries before then you know to watch for bones, as the meat is cleavered, so if you're new to it, be alert, as this applies to not just the goat but also the chicken.

I prefer a drier jerk style, done over flames, rather than the wetter style done here, so my choice here is one of the curries.

Caribbean Sunshine Bakery & Restaurant
16112 Marsh Rd
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 654-6625
https://www.yelp.com/biz/caribbean-sunshine-bakery-and-restaurant-winter-garden

The French Cafe

Alpine crepe
Tuna sandwich
Cinnamon Dolce Latte
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***** (5 stars)

In addition to a nice selection of authentic pastries. The French Cafe offers crepes and sandwiches. By Alpine crepe was very generously stuffed with meats and potatoes. My companion’s tuna sandwich was served on a huge croissant, and accompanied by fries.

They also have the usual assortment of hot and cold coffees, which are well prepared and served in nice glassware.

Although you order at a counter, they bring the food to your table. There is also a nice outside eating area.

The French Cafe
16412 New Independence PkwySte 140
Winter Garden, FL
34787
(407) 500-4050
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-french-cafe-winter-garden

Bánh Mi Cali

Banh Mi
Banh Mi with veggies outside to go
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***** (5 stars)

Wow! Great bahn mi sandwiches! The key is fresh bread, and this place is baking their own, so it’s super fresh and perfectly crusty.

The roasted pork is very savory, and the veggies crisp and bursting with flavor. I also liked that they offered to pack the veggies separate from the sandwich for to-go orders, to keep everything fresh.

Best banh mi I’ve had ever!

Bánh Mi Cali
5210 W Colonial DrSte 154
Orlando, FL
32808
(407) 866-0208
https://www.yelp.com/biz/b%C3%A1nh-mi-cali-orlando-2

The Glass Knife

Egg salad sandwich

Curry chicken sandwich

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Mini Florida Citrus with White Chocolate Mousse

***** (5 stars)

Of course you would expect beautiful pastries at a place called The Glass Knife, and you’d get them. What you might not be expecting are:

– Beautiful and stylish interior decor.

– Delicious sandwiches and salads.

– Professional and friendly table service.

That last item is particularly noteworthy because of the restaurant’s odd policy of making you place your order at the counter. Not only is this confusing, it seems to serve no purpose, since you don’t pay at the counter, and you then immediately seat yourself and are waited on by a conventional server, who brings place settings, water, can take orders for additional items (dessert, anyone?) and accepts your payment.

Anyway, despite this oddity, it’s a delightful restaurant and an excellent choice for a treat, coffee (real pour overs) or a complete meal.

The Glass Knife
276 S Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 500-2253
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-glass-knife-winter-park

La Madeleine Country French Cafe

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*** (3 stars)

Although the name implies this is a cafe, it’s really a counter serve place, albeit one with some nice outdoor seating.

The best bets are the baked goods. My chicken salad sandwich came on a very authentic croissant. The accompanying Caesar salad and fruit salad were nothing special.

Several in our party had various pastas, and all through they were watery.

Decaf coffee was certainly not the quality you’d get in France.

The employees were friendly enough, but since it is counter serve, there isn’t really much service.

La Madeleine Country French Cafe
4175 Millenia Mall Blvd
Orlando, FL 32839
(321) 332-7001
https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-madeleine-country-french-cafe-orlando

Cafe Selmarie

**** (4 stars)

Cafe Selmarie is an interesting amalgam of pastry shop, coffee shop, and restaurant.

When you enter it looks like it’s just a pastry shop with a few small tables for enjoying your purchase or sipping a cup of coffee. But proceed to the rear, and there is a fair-sized restaurant.

The menu offers American, French, Italian, and (at least the night we visited) German food, plus other eclectic international cuisines.

We shared the Brussels sprout salad, which was good, a special leek and bacon flatbread that was phenomenal (gooey topping, crisp crust), and a special German sausage plate that was also tasty.

For dessert we selected a couple of pastries from the case out front. There’s a small wine list with many selections available by the glass.

Service was friendly and professional.

The place is kid friendly, and there were quite a few families dining the Friday night we went. An adjacent open area provides outside dining when the weather is nice, and place for the kids to run around.

If you’ve not been to Lincoln Square, it’s definitely a cute neighborhood to check out.

Cafe Selmarie
4729 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 989-5595
http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-selmarie-chicago