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Le Petit Café


225 Montowese St, Branford CT

Top 30 in US by USA TODAY

Voted Connecticut's Best Restaurant for Food by Zagat

(203) 483-9791 / Reservations

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Le Petit Café


225 Montowese St, Branford CT

Top 30 in US by USA TODAY

Voted Connecticut's Best Restaurant for Food by Zagat

(203) 483-9791 / Reservations

"Let the food talk"

Chef and owner Roy Ip believes in letting the food communicate with the customers' palates. His cooking philosophy revolves around thoughtfully pairing the textures of his ingredients, and delivering a subtle flavor and elegant presentation.  Chef Ip is all about unfussy, uncluttered cuisine, free from unnecessary ingredients that mask the true flavors of the dish.  

 

Simple:

Respecting the character of your ingredients.

Pure:

Using seasoning only to enhance and bring out the flavor of the ingredients.

Fresh:

Natural, organic, free-range, seasonal--Chef Ip's number-one priority in choosing his ingredients.  The homemade organic country bread, pictured above, is made from scratch, every day.  

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The Chef


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The Chef


Roy Ip

HEAD CHEF, OWNER

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ip arrived in the states in the early '90s and soon attended the French Culinary Institute.  After graduating as the only high honors student from his graduating class at FCI, Ip worked at Raoul's before purchasing Le Petit Café and moving to Connecticut in 1997.  Since the restaurant's inception 16 years ago, he has achieved a rating of "Extraordinary" from the New York Times in 2005, earned the top rating in food from Zagat in 2011 and 2013, and has had Le Petit Café featured among the Top 30 in the nation by Zagat and USA TODAY.