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$10 Lunch: Claire de Lune

I have a fondness for coffee shops with mismatched furniture and a cozy, homey feel. Claire de Lune fits the bill. I especially like the atmosphere in the late evenings, when the lighting is dim and intimate.

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Evening at CDL

For a recent meeting, I chose Claire de Lune for its North Park location. Though I’ve visited a handful of times in the past, it was always for coffee alone. This time, early for the meeting and hungry to boot, I decided to venture deeper into their menu and order lunch.

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Samantha

Samantha pointed out the handwritten white board and its list of daily specials, all under $10. I went for the tomato basil bisque and grilled cheese combo ($5.25) and the New Zealand Sunny Slopes tea (not pictured), iced ($3 for a large).

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The soup and sandwich hit the spot. The herbal tea had a surprising combination of citrus and floral flavors that refreshed my palate after the soup’s tomato-y spice. Add to my satisfaction the fact that this $10 lunch cost less than $10.

Total: $8.89

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I have a fondness for coffee shops with mismatched furniture and a cozy, homey feel. Claire de Lune fits the bill. I especially like the atmosphere in the late evenings, when the lighting is dim and intimate.

Image

Evening at CDL

For a recent meeting, I chose Claire de Lune for its North Park location. Though I’ve visited a handful of times in the past, it was always for coffee alone. This time, early for the meeting and hungry to boot, I decided to venture deeper into their menu and order lunch.

Image

Samantha

Samantha pointed out the handwritten white board and its list of daily specials, all under $10. I went for the tomato basil bisque and grilled cheese combo ($5.25) and the New Zealand Sunny Slopes tea (not pictured), iced ($3 for a large).

Image

The soup and sandwich hit the spot. The herbal tea had a surprising combination of citrus and floral flavors that refreshed my palate after the soup’s tomato-y spice. Add to my satisfaction the fact that this $10 lunch cost less than $10.

Total: $8.89

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