Silent Sunday: Pain D’Avignon Bakery + Restaurant (Revisited)

We’re in the process of opening the Cape house this weekend and in honor of the occasion I’m sharing some photos with you that I took of our favorite local lunch and dinner spot (and, of course, it’s where we get beautiful loaves of bread when we’re down here): Pain D’Avignon.  The folks at the restaurant contacted me last fall to take pictures of their dishes and staff.  Since that shoot, I’ve been there two additional times, most recently a few weeks ago, to take photos of their bread (a Bread of the Month club is in the works).

Chef Toby Hill, pictured above, is the focal point of this establishment and his food, as you can see from the photographs, is delightful.  In fact, as you read this post, I may be sitting in their cafe, working on a bowl of soup or one of their hearty salads.  If you happen to make it out to Cape Cod, I can’t recommend this place enough.


  • April 15, 2012 - 7:12 am

    Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living - First of all, I’m extremely envious that you guys have a Cape house! Our favorite town is Truro, and I’d love to own a little place there someday…

    Second of all, I MUST go to Pain D’Avignon the next time we’re out that way =).ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 9:22 am

    mike @ TheCulinaryLens - I too am envious of you having a Cape house. I have not been to Provincetown in a few years but had several great vacations there.. These shots are beautiful as always.. I always enjoy your Silent SundaysReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 11:52 am

    Diane (Created by Diane) - Everything looks delicious! I wish they were near me. Have a great time opening the house and a wonderful Sunday.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    CJ - Food Stories - The bread looks fabulous … I love baking breadReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    Janet - We have friends with a house there and now I cannot wait to visit – beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Carolyn - Wow, everything looks amazing. What a wonderful cafe.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Caroline~the wanna be country girl - My goodness that open face with all that gooey, melted cheese … wow, it really looks tasty. Not to mention the pizza and fresh baked bread. Your photos are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    Rochelle - Lovely cafe and that bread is gorgeous! I can smell it just from the photos, that warm yeast smell from the dough and then the comforting smell of hot fresh bread from the oven after they’ve be baked :)ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 1:09 pm

    MikeVFMK - I need a place like this in my life. One of my favourite Silent Sundays yet. Absolutely lovely. Love the behind the scenes as much as the finished plate. Swoon.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    Andrew Frishman - Mmnnnn. . . I loves me some Pain, especially when it D’Avignon.

    me gusta pan.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Flavia - Gorgeous photos as always, Brian. Will definitely keep this place in mind next time I’m touring the East Coast.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    Elizabeth - I’m drooling over all this really good looking bread!
    <3 The Baking ApprenticeReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 5:52 pm

    Catalina @ Cake with Love - Oh wow all that bread looks really good!!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 10:32 pm

    kita - I feel like a tool for stating the obvious – but look at that giant slice of pizza! I would be in a carb load heaven here.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2012 - 10:47 pm

    foodwanderings - Hey mister baby boi, you know you tortured me all morning with this post. I was imagining being there having a lingering breakfast with Jonathan and taking a loaf or two home. Dang they need to open a place in Boston or DC or anywhere in between! :)ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2012 - 3:42 am

    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen - oh Brian you have the best places around you or the other way round you place yourself around fabulous places :) I love in behind the scenes shots, bread making is the most fascinating thing. Another beautiful post!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2012 - 5:46 am

    sweetsugarbelle - I really love the hand shots! Thanks for the mini vacation!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2012 - 9:14 am

    TidyMom - now I’m hungry! what beautiful photo’s BrianReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2012 - 11:06 am

    Charlie - Good Morning!

    I’m interested to know what is in the salad (is that a breaded egg?)

    Also the sandwich that is beneath it.

    Are you allowed to tell me?

    Have a Joyful Day


  • April 16, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    naomi - Another fantastic Silent Sunday. I love the staff shots, especially of the one chef laughing.ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2012 - 10:29 pm

    Lora @cakeduchess - I agree with Naomi..the chef laughing is just fantastic! I know they probably love to have you come visit and chat with them and take gorgeous photos. That bread! It all looks so delicious:)ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2012 - 6:55 am

    Joanne - I need to go to the Cape at some point this summer, if just to experience that bread, go to the drive through, and get some good ice cream in P-town. Gorgeous photos, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Becs @ Lay the table - Mmm croque madame! Everything looks so darn delicious.ReplyCancel

  • April 17, 2012 - 10:47 am

    nicole @ I am a honey bee - I want to go to the Cape just for this!ReplyCancel

  • April 18, 2012 - 9:36 am

    Russell - There is something about bread shots that I just adore. I think it’s the process you get to capture and I love all the shots you got. And then all that food? Killer yummy looking.ReplyCancel

  • September 25, 2015 - 5:31 am

    Mahmod - I am thinking maybe some finer grind cocuont in the dough, egg white wash for baking, then dabs of a sweet sticky wash after baking with some cocuont stuck to it.ReplyCancel

  • September 25, 2015 - 5:44 am

    Ranjith - Tip top stfuf. I’ll expect more now.ReplyCancel

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