Patisserie Manon

Cheating by combining two different visits into one, but I grabbed dessert once before grabbing some food to last week. Patisserie Manon is in a very unassuming location on Charleston Blvd in Summerlin. If I hadn’t been looking for it, I probably never would have known that it existed. It is in an unassuming strip mall, and the inside set up is interesting to say the least. The bakery is on your left as soon as you walk in, and the cafe is in the back. The entire left side of the store has food prep behind the displays, which is fairly different from most places you’ll find in Vegas, especially considering the layout of the store. The outside isn’t much to look at, and frankly, aesthetically, neither is the inside. But there is something about the ambiance, the service, and the presentation that makes this place feel much more homey than you would expect. When I was there, you could tell that the people there were in no rush either. 

Last time I had gotten an individual serving of the Frasier cake. I have no idea what is in it other than strawberries and cream, but the servings are massive. For $4.50 (including tax) I had a piece that lasted me 3-4 servings. To give you a perspective, it took up the entire take out box. Not only was the cake huge, it was delicious. And it didn’t taste any worse over time.

Massive yum

Massive yum

The next time I went, I wanted to try out their food. I was in a little bit of a hurry, so went with a cold sandwich and split pea and bacon soup, and a drink for $9.95 including tax. Got it to go too, and the food was good. It took a while to make, and that is one of the marks against the place (the service could be faster) but I wonder if it is intentionally made a little slower to bring a bit of the slow food movement to the US? Who knows.

Sandwich whose name escapes me and split pea and bacon soup

Sandwich whose name escapes me and split pea and bacon soup

Rating- 4.5/5 Food and ambiance was great. Only quibbles were aesthetics and the fact that all of their take out containers were styrofoam.
Price range – Cheap. Entrees under $10 and great portion sizes.
Location – Summerlin, east of Charleston and Fort Apache.
Recommendation – Will continue to go back. Really nice place.

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