The Epicure’s Dish

Miel Patisserie: A delightful Parision experience in the heart of Philadelphia

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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.

The Miel

To finish this experience I ordered several macaroons, (which they actually make themselves!) they were all decadent and delicious.

Pina Colada and Coconut-Chocolate Macaroons

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.

Pistachio, Fluer de Sel Caramel, Cranberry, and Pomegranate Macaroons

I hope you check it out!


Chef Sean


204 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: 856-424-MIEL      Fax: 856-424-6721

Tel: 215-731-9191      Fax: 215-731-0778

2 thoughts on “The Epicure’s Dish

  1. I think you have come along way from the Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and Philly Cheesesteaks of the Hatters Cafe. You a contact your old stomping grounds once and a while.

    Chef T

  2. Sean!! You are the best!! Cocinas Riquisimo!!! wishing you continous success!!

    Damian Santos
    Miami Beach Luxury Real Estate Marketing Agent

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