Le Reve Patisserie and Cafe in Wauwatosa

If there is one restaurant in my hometown that I have been talking about getting to for ages, it’s Le Reve. I finally accomplished that goal on Saturday. My friend Danielle and I get together at least once a month and we planned ahead on a shopping and Le Reve date. Both of our husbands don’t like French food (or so they think) and so I had the perfect dinner companion to go with.

Oh and please excuse my iPhone photos. I wish I could have brought my DSLR, but that just wasn’t possible because we went shopping at Mayfair before and after dinner!

We got there around 5:15 and found the restaurant busy, but nowhere near as packed as when we left. I would definitely recommend going early!



Isn’t the interior adorable?



We were seated upstairs and it was cozy, yet not cramped at all.



Danielle was shocked by how small her diet coke was, but I told her it must have been the kind they sell outside the US that isn’t sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.


We started with Crostini de Brie and literally said oooh and aaah as we ate it. Total comfort food!


I ordered a crepe with vegetables (legumes printaniers) for my entree. It was tres bien!


We both still had room to share a dessert, so we ran downstairs to check out them out and decide on what to get. They were all so beautiful!




We finally settled on a Gateau de Noisettes–a Hazelnut Cake. The sweet older couple next to us teased about which of us would get the sole raspberry. Danielle got it. I preferred to have the toasted hazelnuts. I am a huge hazelnut fan. Have been ever since I lived in Europe.

I only wish I could have snapped a better photo. This was an amazing cake!


I also ordered some macarons to bring home with me. Can you believe that I had never had macarons before? I have always admired how pretty and petite they are, but never had the opportunity to try one. Not even in Paris.

I had to dig out my DSLR on Sunday and shoot some photos of these gorgeous and delicious cookies.

Le Reve macarons

pink macaron

green macaron

While I thought the pink was pretty, I actually preferred the green and cream colored cookies.

pink macaron

I hope to get back to Le Reve very soon! I’d love to try breakfast or lunch there next. Or maybe just go for dessert and coffee sometime.

Le Rêve Patisserie & Café
7610 Harwood Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 778-3333

2 responses to “Le Reve Patisserie and Cafe in Wauwatosa

  1. Alysha @Shesontherun

    We went to Le Reve last night for our anniversary :) Brenton had never been there, and the last time I was there was at least 2 years ago. I will definitely be trying their crepes next time, but I LOVE their croque mossieur (I totally butchered the spelling on that one!).

  2. Looks super yummy! I’ll go with you sometime for dessert when I’m back in town! :)

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