It must be fall, because I’m suddenly frequenting the cafés that I’ve shunned for months. I’m craving the soups and lattes that just a week ago were unappealing. So I was receptive when a friend suggested we meet at Toni Patisserie, a little place located in the northeast corner of the Pittsfield Building, across the street from the Cultural Center.
I like this place even though I don’t really know much about its food. It’s just a pleasant, low-key French-style bakery, where you can also get decent soups and very nice salads. And now a glass of wine, if you’d like to.
One of the best things about this spot is its location, on Washington, just a few paces off Michigan Avenue. It’s preferable to the many hard-used chain restaurants and bland and odd eateries in the Loop, that I sometimes wish would just disappear.