When we compiled our list of our favorite places for lunch, we purposefully left this one off. Not because it isn’t a favorite, but because it’s too much of one. It deserved its own pretty little space, we decided.
As our friend Marta would say, Bakers de Normandie (4679 S. Holladay Blvd.) is absolutely twee. Lori introduced us to the picture-perfect pastry shop years ago, but it wasn’t until semi-recently that we really took a liking/loving to it. The cute Holladay bakery serves up fresh everything: deli sandwiches on focaccia bread, intricate salads with cranberry and pear, cheese-topped French onion soup—and a meal will usually only cost you somewhere between $5 to $10.
At Bakers de Normandie, it’s impossible to skip dessert. The display of sweet delicacies like brownies, triple-thick Hello Dollies and sizeable new cupcakes is enough to make you want to skip lunch, instead. (Though you shouldn’t.) Try the “Butterdream” cookie: a soft and sweet sugar cookie topped with a walloping dallop of buttercream frosting. You won’t regret it. But if your stomach is too full, the gals at the counter will be happy to box something up—even a fruit tart to share with friends—and send it home with you. Enjoying it later is like giving yourself a cute little present.