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A La Tart

A little bit of Montmartre on Beacon Hill

cafevanille04Photo: Megan Vanison


aris can be a real schlep for your morning fix of French pastries and coffee, so stroll into Beacon Hill (or even to the mall, or Duxbury!) for the next best thing at Café Vanille. The Paris-trained bakers serve up authentic French treats—honey cinnamon croissants, chocolate éclairs, and pear tarts among the menu options. Its corner location, outdoor patio, and Beacon Hill surroundings make you want to grab your newspaper, a latte, and (if it’s warm) a seat outside and stay awhile. Montorio



Part of the film The Departed was shot along Charles Street near Café Vanille.