Le Levain is a French bakery in Trastevere which serves all kinds of French delicacies from macarons and eclairs to Sablè Bretons and Croque Monseiurs.
The place is run by a chef from Puglia named Giuseppe Solfrizzi. He was inspired by French pastries and Belgian chocolates and felt a desire to open his own shop.
Upon entry, the aroma of fresh baked bread, butter, and the sweet smell of pastries engulfs you. It is warm and welcoming and always invites me to stay inside for a cup of coffee.
The prices aren't bad. Sure, each pastry is maybe twenty cents more expensive than the average bakery, but the quality of the food is much higher. I stop by here on my way to class about once a week. It has become one of my absolute favorites in Rome!