We hereby nominate Patisserie 46 as the prototype for the neighborhood bakery. Warm and inviting, this Kingfield gem is hopping, but you somehow always manage to snag a seat. Before you do, you'll linger in front of the pastry case, mouth agape. How can such an unpretentious place be filled with such exquisite French pastries? Chocolate éclairs, salted caramel macarons, and tiny Technicolor cakes that contain untold treasures within. You're looking at the work of a confectionary genius. (No joke. Chef John Kraus and his team just took home the bronze in one of the world's biggest pastry competitions.) Yet there's also an array of cookies, muffins, and coffee cakes, homespun treats to stir up Midwestern nostalgia. Patisserie 46 is utterly elegant, yet approachable. Every neighborhood deserves a bakery this special.