If you haven’t heard about Au Bon Pain, it’s about time. French for “with the good bread,” this casual bakery and café serves up delicious food for a killer price, college-budget approved. Put down that stale bagel you found in your freezer and treat yo self.
1. All the food is fresh af
Everything in the bakery is baked fresh throughout the day, promising you the perfect muffin or cookie. The sandwiches can be customized to your liking so say goodbye to that prepackaged stuff.
2. The prices are wicked good
Still can’t get over the fact that a large latte was $2.50. I now question myself every time I get in line at Starbucks and regrettably hand over $5.00.
3. The menu changes with the season
Okay, literally every restaurant and café needs to get on this. Utilizing seasonal food not only makes it delicious, but it also promotes sustainable eating. And you’ll never get tired of the menu because your options are constantly changing. Win-win.
A popover met a croissant and they had a baby. The Kouign Amann is my new favorite treat to have with my coffee in the morning before class. This pastry isn’t baked in many other bakeries due to its complicated process, making Au Bon Pain queen.
5. There are locations everywhere
Okay, maybe not everywhere, but if you go to school in the Northeast, chances are there’s an Au Bon Pain on campus. Convenience at its finest.