Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Looking for an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping? Try Au Bon Pain in Farmington, Connecticut at Westfarms Mall. The European feel of this small bakery/cafe is inviting. It features a variety of breads displayed immediately above half a dozen pots of simmering soups – plus offerings of croissants & more. Founded in 1978 in Boston, where it is still headquarted, Au Bon Pain which in French means -place with good bread or, with the good bread – is now a nationwide chain. As well, it has a presence in countries outside the United States. Au Bon Pain at “Westfarms” has the sense of being spacious, with a selection of long, round, or…