The South End has a wealth of restaurants and cafes at all price points. Here is a list of the restaurants I have reviewed. I highly recommend Toro for fusion tapas, Stella for outdoor dining, Flour for pastries and sandwiches, and Chocolee for beignets and chocolates! I know I seem indiscriminate with the high ratings but really they are all quite good. :)
Aroa Fine Chocolates:
They have an large assortment of chocolates, cakes, jelly candies, and pastries. There are also many tables where you can sit and enjoy your purchases.
Great chocolates! And even greater beignets. Highly recommended.
Cafe that serves pastries, cookies, sandwiches, soups, coffee. I love this place!
French bistro style restaurant. I like it because there's ample parking and isn't too crowded for weekend brunches.
South End Buttery
Great cafe that's pet friendly. Well pets can sit with their owners outside. Lovely cupcakes here, including the red velvet.
Awesome for summer outdoor dining and people watching. Food is good too.
Nice spot for drinks and tapas after work or on weekends. The tapas are very creative and delicious!