After eating breakfast at Luna, it might you a few moments to figure out where to pay. There’s no service counter as such; instead, there’s a long bench running down the middle of the room, with customers seated all around it. Co-owners Marina Tazhdynova (Bibliotheca, Suzie Wong, and the now-closed [Red October]) and pastry chef Olga Baranova wanted the space to feel communal and homey. If you'd rather have your own table, there's a sizable outdoor area out the front.
The scent of the freshly baked bread, danishes, madeleines, cookies and croissants fill the store at any given time of day. Mondays and Tuesdays are dedicated to coffee and pastries, while the rest of the week boasts full breakfast and lunch menus.
Come in the morning for cured salmon on sourdough; confit duck leg with a poached egg, figs, tomatoes, rocket and onion jam on waffles; shakshuka; and a breakfast brioche with bacon, a fried egg and house-made tomato chutney. For lunch, there are croissants, salads, brioche (with a variety of fillings), and baked truffle gnocchi.
Non-coffee drink options include lemonade with tarragon or ginger (house-made over at Bibliotheca) and kombucha (homemade by friend Luiz).