In a word: Ideal truancy or lunch option.
The specs: #0156
Address, hours & details via Isthmus;
JM ate the ham and cheese croissant with an apple juice.
Nichole ate the curry chicken salad sandwich.
We split a chocolate croissant.
The bill was $12, or $6/person.
JM gave Emian's an A-; Nichole gave Emian's an A (see our grading rubric).
What a great place - spacious & bright, with good food and friendly people. We couldn't ask for more in a bakery or small cafe. Neither can the students of Monona Grove High School, just down the street. It was quiet at 5pm when we arrived, but at 3 it was packed, according to the nice guy who fixed our order.
Both sandwiches were fresh and well-made. JM's ham and cheese croissant came from the bakery case and yet was tasty. The only thing that he could have improved on was the cheese, which was not bad, but swiss leaves him a little unfulfilled with respect to cheeses.
It was nice to see milk in the drinks cooler as well. We split a chocolate croissant ("pain au chocolat, sweetie") which would have complemented a cool moo juice well. We declared MyCroissant Outlook to be chocolatey and eventually succumbed to MyCroissant Excess. (Say it, it's almost funny.)