Despite the legions of shoppers on Michigan Avenue, there are few casual cafés to quell their collective hunger, making this bakery-patisserie-café a welcome neighbor. Breakfast leans upscale European, with pastries, coffees, and breakfast sandwiches. Lunches center on quiche and tarte flambé—an Alsatian flatbread with bacon and onions—accompanied by a glass of Riesling. Solo diners are accommodated at the magazine-strewn communal table. Meals are served all day long. The upscale Peninsula Hotel runs Pierrot, accounting for both the high quality and the high cost.