Cafe Lola
57 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

A small french bisto-style restaurant where the atmosphere is warm, the staff is super friendly and polite and the feel is comfy cozy

With Cafe Lola's eclectic menu and cheerful "shabby chic" decor, owners Ivanina and Henri Donneaux are striving to ensure the restaurant lasts. A native of Liege, Belgium, Henri studied at the Culinary Institute in Namur, Belgium and has worked with master chef Guy Savoy at his flagship restaurant in Paris. Prior to opening Cafe Lola, Donneaux served as executive chef at the Field Club of Greenwich. "Working at the Field allowed me to really develop my style," Donneaux says. "They essentially gave me carte blanche." Donneaux's wife, Ivanina, a Bulgarian native who moved to the states a decade ago, has long worked in the wine industry.