May 6, 2015
Breakfast. I can’t really say that I’m a big fan of the “first meal of the day.” But what I can say is that a complete, satisfying breakfast every now and again does the soul some good. I don’t mean having a muffin or a bowl of cereal while on-the-go before bustling your way to another tedious day at work or school. I’m referring to breakfast with “the works”:
Eggs prepared to your liking, your choice of meats, a source of whole grains, and maybe some fruits or vegetables. Throw in a cup of coffee, tea, or OJ and you’re golden.
So every once in a while, I try to venture out and find a place that will fulfill that desire for the ideal morning meal, one that will not leave me disappointed. (As mentioned in my last post, I’m quite the picky eater.) I tend to go on these little adventures with my sister and brother-in-law.
This past week, we visited La Bonne Crepe, an establishment that serves “French American” cuisine. You can find this intimate little restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, located at 815 E. Las Olas Blvd. La Bonne Crepe offers both indoor and outdoor seating (as can be seen in the above photo). Despite how busy the restaurant was at the time we’d arrived, we were seated within five minutes.
We began our meals with coffee. Not only did each cup have a perfect cream-to-coffee ratio, they came with the most adorable sugar swizzle sticks! Apparently those are a thing, but this was my first time seeing anything like it.
From French toast to waffles, omelettes to “Soup du Jours,” La Bonne Crepe offers a grand variety of options to satisfy that breakfast craving of yours. And we can’t forget about the crepes on crepes on crepes. There was much deliberation as to what I would order. Everything sounded so mouthwatering! Instead of being the Plain Jane I normally am (where food is concerned) and playing it safe, I decided on the Apple and Cinnamon Compote crepe.
Compote is a dessert made with whole or pieces of fruit, usually cooked in a flavored syrup of some sort. This particular crepe is rolled in an apple and cinnamon compote, reminiscent of a warm, fresh-baked apple pie. It is then topped with powdered sugar and even more cinnamon (the more, the merrier!). Add syrup or other toppings if you like, but this crepe is just as tasty on its own. If that description doesn’t get you, I’m not sure what will!
I ordered my crepe with a side of scrambled eggs, accompanied with diced bacon and onion, wheat toast, and country-style potatoes. All of them (especially those potatoes) were so rich with flavor that I can’t seem to shake the taste from my memory. How about that?
My sister ordered the French toast, topped with strawberries, bananas, and blueberry sauce (she asked for the last two on the side).
Her husband decided to go with the the California signature omelet. Inside of this appetizing egg cocoon is a combination of avocado, bacon, tomato, and sour cream.
As the saying goes, sharing is caring, right? Of course I taste-tested both of their meals; each plate deserves a thumbs up. Délicieux!
Great food, prompt service, and a very chill atmosphere: I couldn’t ask for more. The food is authentic, and the accents possessed by some of the workers really put the icing on the cake. I do look forward to the next time I’ll be able to indulge in some of the other dishes offered by La Bonne Crepe. The next time we decide to take the 45-minute drive from Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, we’ll be sure to swing by.
La Bonne Crepe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a full menu, visit their website here.
© Scappiamo, 2015