Confession: I've likely eaten more croque monsieurs / madames in the last month than the average person eats in a year. Maybe even a lifetime. Without question, my favorite in Seattle is from Café Presse, a French bar / café on 12th Ave. and sister to Le Pichet. Fluffy white bread, thinly sliced baked ham, creamy gruyère and béchamel, served toasty warm with an optional extra serving of cholesterol (fried egg). Mmmmm. And the absolute best part? The slightly burnt, deliciously crispy cheese around the edges. If you haven't tried it, go there. Now. Run. Café Presse is open every day from 7 am until 2 am, so there's really no excuse for missing out.
Croque Madame = Yummy deliciousness.
More yummy deliciousness.
Why are you still reading? There are no pictures of shoes, just croques. And you need to eat one ASAP.