The London Plane
May 11, 2018
Matt Dillon’s new bakery and lunch spot, The London Plane, along with its smaller wine bar sibling, the aptly named The Little London Plane, is housed in a handsome 1890s building on Pioneer Square. Both take their names from the large trees which grow outside the door, shading the pavements. The Little sibling serves a compact but thoughtful range of curated wines as well as a range of small plates. It’s smart stylish space, airy, bright and light with huge windows looking out onto the square and a scattering of long communal tables. There’s a small retail area with bottles of wine, home goods and books to buy. Everything’s exquisitely tasteful. The bigger brother serves various snacks and baked goods, pastries, eggy things and lovely lunchy salads. Think olive-oil-braised carrots, fennel, and leeks with aioli paired with a gloriously grassy glass of white. The sour dough bread is already pretty legendary. Both places exude charm and a high level of care and attention has clearly gone into all they do.