A pricey but charming bakery with a strong European vibe, home to a delicious array of interesting (and artistic) cakes. Besides the basics - foccacia, pastries, and very nice coffee - those with a sense of adventure and a spare $7 will appreciate their petite sponge-and-mousse cakes, in such flavours as lime and raspberry. Despite Laurent's popularity, ample staff mean swift and cheerful service. During my visit, they even obligingly provided a box for taking home unfinished portions (those lemon meringue tarts are more formidable than they look). My well-travelled companion remarked that the decor was 'like stepping into Europe'. Being budget-conscious, I will not be back without another coupon, but I heartily recommend Laurent's to everyone who is not similarly constrained.