Aided by her mother, Barbara, a former pastry chef at Chez Panisse, Franny turns out baked goods that are sophisticated and inventive. Morning favorites include scones and sweet pastries as well as savory twists. Specialty cakes are dazzling concoctions such as champagne cake layered with raspberries and lemon curd, or rich chocolate almond tortes spread with marzipan and berry preserves and iced with dark chocolate ganache. More familiar options at this delightful spot
include fruit tarts and strawberry-apricot crisps, plus a mouth-watering assortment of cookies, candy, jams, and jellies.