There's a good reason Northern Libertarians adore Cafe La Maude.
With its chic tiled look, swing-open windows, cozy banquette, and big fresh salads, it has the feel of a Parisian pocket nook.
"Get the De Maison salad," a friend whispers on his way past me. And I'm tempted.
But I love this smart little breakfast-bruncher best for its Middle Eastern flair - a natural for Lebanese owner Nathalie Richan. I'm talking about kibbe and tabbouleh, tawook-style marinated chicken and buttery baklava.