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Posted by Mfort on 05/01/2014
I walk by here every day on my way to work. I read up on Eric Kayser and how fabulous his bread is so I thought I'd give the place a try. I met 2 friends for breakfast in their seating section. The place is a bit cramped. We walked through wait-staff station to get to our table. The table was opposite the kitchen door (where there was lots of activity). This was not the most ideal seating location but, I understand the space is tight, and we were only there for a quick breakfast. We had 2 orders of scramble eggs with toast, 1 soft boiled egg, 2 cappuccinos and 1 regular coffee. The soft boiled eggs were raw (white was liquidy), and sent back. The replacements were hard boiled. We told the waitress it was still a problem, but at that point did not care for replacement. We had more complaints but didn't bother our waitress with them (and she wasn't particularly attentive in general). We then called over the manager, told him about the soft boiled egg fiasco, and also the watery scrambled eggs, and cold and weak cappuccino. Instead of apologizing, he got defensive insisting that the egg problem had been rectified, but then offered a round of regular coffee, after we added the other complaints (which we really didn't need at that point). The regular coffee was adequate, nothing special. They did take the soft boiled eggs off the check, which was the correct thing to do. Overall, not a good experience, and not worth returning to. I would consider buying a baguette just to see if they are as good as described, but other than that, I see no reason to try anything else there.
Posted by SMLEyeSpy on 03/18/2014
This neighborhood so needed Maison Kayser. It's a beautiful place to go have a coffee, salivate over the cases of desserts, or sneak away for a lingering lunch like the ones you you have in Paris or Lisbon. Let's not even get started on that bread, ah the bread! Whether a baguette, the olive or something even more decadent, you are a fool if you don't leave with something crusty and delicious. Bravo!
Posted by Neighbour on 08/23/2013
I've haid Eric Kayser's bakery products in Paris and thought they were out of this world. Was so excited when I saw he is opening a location next to my apartment. Unfortunately I find the place super overprice and below wxpectations. The deserts, breads and salads I tried are meh, there are so many places in the area that are superb. It seems that the staff is chaotic, but I hope that they are still establishing their processes. If they are positioning themselves to be more upscale than Le Pain Quididian which is right next to it, they have to work harder. Ah, and the staff is quite obnoxious, doing noise construction work at 11 pm at night and explaining that they have a permit. Afterall, we are neighbours...