Le Petit Cafe
Branford, CT 06405
Best Little Bistro
A warm welcome and prix-fixe perfection with inexhaustible variations; each week’s menu is another four-course eating adventure. Regulars relish the duck cassoulet and rely on chef Roy Ip and his family for special-occasion dining.
Four-course country French, loaded with Parisian charm.
–Yankee Magazine, March/April 2012
Le Petit Café is, as its name suggests, a quaint little place. One of the most romantic cafés, some say, this side of the Seine. Chef-owner Roy Ip’s hallmark is homespun French dishes with ingredients sourced from local producers. The excellent four-course menu changes seasonally. Some recent examples: organic roasted chicken stuffed with truffles and herbs, chilled Maine lobster in a lemon-mint vinaigrette, and steak au poivre in a brandy-black peppercorn sauce. Please note that reservations are essential.