The Tempered Room
There's a large wood communal table at the front of the shop, small side tables that can be removed by popping them off the wall's rail and display counters on wheels so that everything can be reconfigured easily for events held in the space.
Inside the display cases, everything from freshly baked croissants ($2.50) to exquisite mini-cakes and pastries ($2.50-$6.50) can be found. Almost all items are made in the swank back kitchens.
The bread for the croque monsieur ($7.50), however, is baked in-house, as is the jalapeno cornbread ($4).
When it comes to sweet offerings, I can emphasize on the eclairs ($3.75 or $10 for 3). They truly stand out.
Things are kept local and seasonal (even the beverages fall in line with this; Sam James's Cut Coffee is served here as is Vams Kombucha ). For fall, featured flavours include caramel, apple and pear, and there is currently a mini truffled pumpkin pie with hazelnut buttercream ($5.50) available. Custom orders for larger versions of any item can be made with 48 hours' notice.
The pastries here are described as "French with a modern twist" — like the Matcha Framboise layered cake ($6.50), which pairs raspberry mousse with green tea panna cotta.