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Des Moines: La Mie Bakery and Restaurant

Mom and I had lunch at La Mie, a very popular spot in Kingman Place. You order at the counter, then grab a seat to have your food brought to you.

We both ordered soup: corn soup for me, vegetable for Mom. My soup was great, with the sweet corn balanced by the heartiness of the potato base. Mom really enjoyed her soup. And we both loved the bread that came with our soup.

I was slightly disappointed with the service. The restaurant is very busy, with lots of people coming and going, but the tables aren't always cleared off promptly. We ended up at a table with dirty dishes on it. The server was very happy to clear off the old dishes once she brought our meal, but she never wiped off the table. I think that a table SWAT team would help make the place just a little more inviting.

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