From Our Editors
Cafe Midi is a Euro-style cafÌ© shoehorned into Maison Midi, an eclectic homewares boutique on La Brea Avenue. A row of tables aligned with cushioned benches is squeezed in amid the pottery, picture frames, furnishings and other home goods for sale in the boutique, blurring the lines between dining and shopping. There‰Ûªs also seating at sidewalk tables with Parisian-style woven cafÌ© chairs, plus an antique bar where patrons can perch on a stool and admire freshly made tarts on display. The expansive menu offers primarily French fare, including an omelet ProvenÌ¤ale at breakfast and everything from quiche to croque-monsieur to NiÌ¤oise salad at lunch. Yet there‰Ûªs also a surprisingly Mexican lilt to the offerings, with a wide selection of quesadillas, gourmet tacos and breakfast burritos. The bar is a good place to stop in for espresso and pastries, which rival those of a Parisian pÌ¢tisserie.