In Westminster the other week, we stopped into Au Coeur de Paris for our very favorite pate chaud in Little Saigon. The pork-stuffed puff pastries ($1.25) were excellent as ever. But I saw something in the case I hadn’t before—small individual quiches, in two varieties: vegetable, with asparagus and cheese ($1.50), and classic Lorraine, with ham and onion ($2). They were fantastic—exceptionally creamy filling cradled in a sturdy butter-rich crust. Au Cœur de Paris is known for its sweet pastries, and the macarons ($1.50), in a rainbow of flavors, are something of a specialty. But I love the shop’s savories—which also include good banh mi on a very respectable baguette.
Au Cœur de Paris, 9441 Edinger Ave., Westminster, 714-775-8465