CUhl Review • Petite Provence
Updated: Mar 15
What is Petite Provence?
Petite Provence is a French themed bistro offering seated service as well as delectable pastries and bread for dine in or take out; "Where comfort food meets bistro" as their website states - www.provencepdx.com
Where is it?
Portland, OR • 7 locations
I visited the 48th & Division location and this review is based on my experience there.
What is it like?
It's a petite (as the name insists) corner location just off Division street. It has a few outside tables in the summertime along the sidewalk. You walk into the center of the restaurant and on the left is a beautiful warm dining room and on the right is a lighted display of a large assortments of cakes, croissants, and a large variety of baked goods and professionally crafted desserts. You can come and grab a yummy gift for a special occasion or add one onto your dining experience as a dessert to your meal.
When is it open?
7am-8pm • Sun-Thurs
7am-9pm • Fri & Sat
3pm-6pm • Mon - Fri
4pm-6pm • Sat & Sun
Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
CUhl Rating (out of 5 stars)
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Quality of Service:
I was greeted promptly both times I visited. They had a full staff. The staff was friendly and polite as well and I was able to get a seat immediately. Everything I ordered was timely and I really enjoyed being able see the desserts in order to make my decision on which one I wanted. My server was attentive and I did not at any point feel rushed nor did I have to wait too long at any point.
Quality of Food:
I visited for breakfast. You could tell the bread was baked fresh. The eggs were cooked properly. The veggies were sautéed to perfection and the cheese was quality and perfectly melted on top. The fruit was delicious and juicy as well. The coffee was smooth and very drinkable.
The pastry I had was the Purple Rain: Layer of coconut biscuit, lime mousse biscuit and passion fruit mousse covered with black currant icing. It was delectable. Not too sweet balanced with the tart from the lime and currant but yet still smooth and crumbly from the mousse and biscuit.
This was just one of many incredible house made delicately crafted beautifully presented desserts available at Petite Provence. It's very much a unique and enjoyably comforting experience to visit Petite Provence. I cannot wait to explore their other locations.