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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.


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  • Lauren @ Healthy Food For LivingApril 15, 2012 - 7:12 am

    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

  • mike @ TheCulinaryLensApril 15, 2012 - 9:22 am

    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

  • Diane (Created by Diane)April 15, 2012 - 11:52 am

    Everything looks delicious! I wish they were near me. Have a great time opening the house and a wonderful Sunday.ReplyCancel

  • CJ - Food StoriesApril 15, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    The bread looks fabulous … I love baking breadReplyCancel

  • JanetApril 15, 2012 - 12:04 pm

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

  • CarolynApril 15, 2012 - 12:22 pm

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

  • Caroline~the wanna be country girlApril 15, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    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

  • RochelleApril 15, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    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

  • MikeVFMKApril 15, 2012 - 1:09 pm

    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

  • Andrew FrishmanApril 15, 2012 - 1:28 pm

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

    me gusta pan.ReplyCancel

  • FlaviaApril 15, 2012 - 3:13 pm

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

  • ElizabethApril 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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

  • Catalina @ Cake with LoveApril 15, 2012 - 5:52 pm

    Oh wow all that bread looks really good!!ReplyCancel

  • kitaApril 15, 2012 - 10:32 pm

    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

  • foodwanderingsApril 15, 2012 - 10:47 pm

    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

  • Kulsum at JourneyKitchenApril 16, 2012 - 3:42 am

    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

  • sweetsugarbelleApril 16, 2012 - 5:46 am

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

  • TidyMomApril 16, 2012 - 9:14 am

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

  • CharlieApril 16, 2012 - 11:06 am

    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


  • naomiApril 16, 2012 - 1:24 pm

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

  • Lora @cakeduchessApril 16, 2012 - 10:29 pm

    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

  • JoanneApril 17, 2012 - 6:55 am

    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

  • Becs @ Lay the tableApril 17, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Mmm croque madame! Everything looks so darn delicious.ReplyCancel

  • nicole @ I am a honey beeApril 17, 2012 - 10:47 am

    I want to go to the Cape just for this!ReplyCancel

  • RussellApril 18, 2012 - 9:36 am

    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

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