Tucked inside a sprawling floral and garden center in Minneapolis is a mini Europe—more specifically, a French café with blue-checkered tables. The Parisian-born owners offer an impressive selection of classics, from croissants to bouchée à la reine (puff pastry filled with light cream sauce, diced chicken, mushrooms, and chives). Go for the ambiance: Rain, snow, or shine, you can sit "outside" and pretend you're at a European café. It's a great place to catch up with friends or read a book. Heck, you can even pick up a pretty potted plant, wind chimes, or a gnome garden kit on your way out.