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la Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe Restaurant Review: The first croque-monsieur we ever had was at a little convenience store at the side of a French freeway. Now we can have eat one right here (a much tastier version), along with French onion soup, quiches, pochettes and delicious baked goods. 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. New items are introduced regularly, but the consistent favorites are tomato basil soup, Caesar salad and rosemary-roasted chicken. Take home a loaf of brick-oven baked bread or something from the pastry case to perk up your own cooking efforts.