On a menu of worldly classics, it’s easy to overlook such pedestrian fare as the assorted-pastry basket. Don’t. Not here. This astonishing array of croissants, brioche, and madeleines, all made in-house, arrives with divine (and also homemade) fig and apricot preserves. Executives in weekend attire dig into quiche Lorraine, eating every bite of the buttery, flaky crust. A smattering of families with young kids gives the place a less buttoned-up vibe.
145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, 781-259-9920, akabistrolincoln.com