Sometimes a perfect brunch needs no words; Le Pain Quotidien's specialty is the communal table, a long slab of wood that can seat over 20 people. Eating my sweet potato soup elbow-to-elbow with an elderly woman drinking coffee and scribbling poetry accross from S, I realized that forced commensality with total strangers can be unexpectedly comforting.
Have you had Speculoos spread? It is truly the new Nutella, tasting like a combination of caramel, peanuts, and honey all in one.
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