le petit triangle cafe

I’m almost embarrassed to write this post. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if I lose my membership to the unofficial and nonexistent Cleveland food bloggers club.

Last week, I met my good friend and fellow blogger, Charity (aka I Heart Cleveland), for lunch. She picked the spot: Le Petit Triangle. A perfect choice given its proximity to both of us and the weather – ideal for al fresco dining and people watching.

I knew the spot as I know the neighborhood fairly well, but have never dined there or dare I say, had it atop my consideration list. No excuses and I’m not really sure why, especially since I try and visit most local eateries at least once. But there we were: a regular and a newbie.

We sat outside on the perfectly tiny and quaint patio. I was early so I quickly took to studying the menu and easily spotted a dozen plus dishes that I wanted to try. Crepes, omelets, salads – everything tempted me.

I finally settled on the smoked trout and lentil salad with warm lemon dressing. This satisfying and incredibly tasty dish completely exceeded my expectations. Not a lentil was to be found on my plate. Truly a great meal. I topped lunch off with an iced soy latte for the road.

Charity mentioned to me that she usually hits this place up for brunch on the weekends but cautioned me to make a reservation. Otherwise, it’s near impossible to get in she said. And I can see why. Great space, ideal location and a wonderful menu. After telling someone about my experience they told me that Le Petit Triangle is Cleveland’s best-kept secret. Now I know why and am happy to let the cat out of the bag for any fellow latecomers like myself.



  1. KateEidam
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    LPT has easily been one of my top go-to favorites for years, and one of the first places I hit up when I move back to the area. I’m extremely partial to their spaetzle, which they willingly made for me when it wasn’t on the Sunday brunch/lunch menu. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  2. Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    I like the coffee, the shop makes a point to specialize in different combinations you might not expect. It regularly changes up its menu with another flavor from a different source.Love to read this post