La Grande Dame
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La Grande Dame information
Exposed brickwork, classical plaster mouldings, worn parquet and a shady open-air porch create a valiant approximation of an old-world provincial French cafe. Good for blinnies, lunchtime baguettes (12TJS to 15TJS), quiche of the day or just for sipping properly made coffee (12TJS to 17TJS).