Miel Patisserie: A delightful Parision experience in the heart of Philadelphia
Stumbling upon Miel Patisserie was happenstance for me. Enroute to Vetri, which is several blocks from my hotel (basically to review the menu and plot a visit) I realized that my hunger wasn’t going to wait. I stopped, looked around and noticed the beautiful stain glass windows of the patisserie, and their quaint oversize bumble bee door handles. I opened the door and was instantly surprised. There were people buzzing loudly, chatting and sipping lattes, poking away at petite pastries and nibbling on flaky-buttery croissants. The chalkboard behind the counter listed several sandwich options, some hot pressed and other cold items. I approached the counter, chatted with a lovely barista who sold me on a sandwich and a latte; I couldn’t resist a madeline as well.
I sat down at a small round table, in a parisian style-thatched chair and dipped the caramelized pastry into the luscious foam of my latte. The milk was frothed perfectly and the coffee, La Colombe, was rich and balanced. The madeline had great texture and chew to it and tasted fresh. The sandwich was the house special, The Meil. It consisted of grilled-marinated chicken, asparagus, brie, a hint of dijon mustard, and fresh tomatoes. The bread was nice and crunchy, the chicken was moist, the cheese was melted and hot. It was a winner.
To finish this experience I ordered several macaroons, (which they actually make themselves!) they were all decadent and delicious.
I am such a fan of Miel I have been here 4 times in the last two weeks. It is a tiny shop in the heart of Center City; they’re putting out high quality food with great service at a really good price point. For me, there is nothing better.
I hope you check it out!
204 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: 215-731-9191 Fax: 215-731-0778