07 September 2010

San Antonio: Bistro Bakery

Was in San Antonio to see my family this past weekend and one of my first stops is always Bistro Bakery.
Owned and operated by the very French Lucille Watel (she always says "Voila!" when serving you something and I get giddy when referred to as "mademoiselle"), it's a little slice of the Paris in Olmos Park.
The flowering bougainvillea is always in full bloom
And the buttery smell of fresh pastries permeates the entire space
I asked Lucille for two cappuccinos and four of her light-air-croissants - two plain, two chocolate
Then I thought about getting something to go for lunch
When I got to the counter to pay, I saw that she is now hosting cooking classes every other week on Tuesday (pastries), Wednesday (bread) and Thursday (cuisine) afternoons from 2 to 4 pm.
If I wasn't expected somewhere, I would've taken full advantage of the healthy stash of French-language magazines always under the cream and sugar counter. Even though I can't understand a word, it's just as fun to look at the pictures.


  1. Ooh, I might have to check this place out! Do you have an address or weblink?

  2. Yes, go to www.bistrovatel.com and click on the Bistro Bakery link. The food at BB is so GOOD!