A French-inspired Southern bistro lands in Cabbagetown
If you’re a Cabbagetown dweller used to frequenting Carroll Street for convenient dinner options, now’s your chance to branch out by adding Petit Chou to your rotating meal options. The newly opened restaurant and bakery on Memorial Drive serves up French meets Southern cuisine, with no fryer, walk-in freezer or microwave on site (so no, you cannot get fries with that). It offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch options that are switched up regularly, such as avocado toast with house-made boursin, a ratatouille sandwich with regionally sourced roasted vegetables and a Croque Madame topped with a perfectly poached egg. Coffee is from the Savannah-based PERC company, and the full coffee menu includes golden milk lattes, Americanos, iced mochas and cold brews. The baristas also whip up a bevy of craft sippers such as sparkling lavender lemonade, ACV blueberry ginger ale and turmeric-strawberry limeade. Dine inside, at the bar or on the breezy patio on one of their delightfully flaky pastries or sizeable biscuits, and don’t forget to ask for some French butter or housemade jam to top it off.
STORY: Caroline Cox