True thing: a guy exclaiming loudly into his cell phone, in French, at La Boulangerie Bakery and Cafe the other night. “He must be a company plant,” I said to my companion, who told me a minute later that the French guy had proceeded to the counter and asked, of the fairly obviously non-French customer-service agents, “Parlez-vous Francais?” No, they didn’t, but the guy’s determination that he was someplace more essentially Gallic than Belmont Avenue was forgivable. He may have gotten the idea looking at the gorgeous tarts, cream puffs, and macarons in the display case, or the long loaves of baguettes and batards and ciabattas, rising like cornstalks behind the counter. He may have dipped into the little basket of baguette left out for samples and encountered a perfectly astringent, chewy, and deeply flavorful bread—how often do you come across a baguette this good? He may have known beforehand of the croissants, which made owner and baker Vincent Colombet a name back over at La Boulangerie’s flagship location in Logan Square. There is a formidable talent (who is indeed French) behind this little cafe.