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la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe Restaurant Review: Spend some time in a little French village, with a spinach pochette, quiche Lorraine, French onion soup or croque-monsieurs. Or simply bring your morning newspaper and nibble on a delicious palmier, handmade croissant or raisin pain. Wherever these French bakery restaurants open, they become a community magnet. Deal makers meet for breakfast, friends flock here for lunch, overworked corporate types come by to pick up dinner to go, while mall shoppers and tourists drop in any time. The consistently solid menu of French-inspired soups, salads and entrées keep the self-service lines advancing like a Napoleonic march.