Cafe in Main Street

This sometimes clamorously busy French-influenced bakery-cafe is a lunchtime magnet with its quesadillas, house-made soups and bulging grilled sandwiches (California club on cranberry pecan recommended). But the best time to come is off peak, when you can snag a table and take on one of the large, belly-busting cake slabs. Miss the salted-caramel slice at your peril.

If there are two of you – or you're just greedy – add a slice of Chunky Monkey, a rich, cake-bread-pudding fusion combo that triggers equal feelings of delight and guilt.