La Brioche Dorée: Greene Ave. su­pe­rior café

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My daugh­ter and I dropped in on La Brioche Dorée af­ter hav­ing been geo­caching in the lower West­mount area. We were ea­ger for a snack and the sight of the de­li­cious pas­tries and sand­wiches made us even hun­grier. Jerôme Moun­ton­net and his wife Sabine De Plaigne have been run­ning this fran­chise café for a while now, and they have rea­son to be proud of what they of­fer. Al­though this café is part of a larger hold­ing of many busi­nesses world­wide, prod­ucts are man­u­fac­tured lo­cally and baked on the spot. This makes for an ex­tra-crispy baguette and fresh of­fer­ings over­all.

Fur­ther­more, the own­ers de­cided to brew a higher qual­ity cof­fee for their cus­tomers, the Mis­cela d’Oro, a smooth and dif­fi­cult to find Ital­ian cof­fee which is also sold in 250g pack­ages to take home. We en­joyed the silky taste of our latte and iced-cof­fee.

The food looked so de­li­cious that we might have been a tad am­bi­tious about how much we could eat. We or­dered the Bio-légumes sand­wich, which con­sisted of a sesame bague­tine gen­er­ously stuffed with roasted pep­pers, toma­toes and mush­rooms with feta and let­tuce ($8.50). It was scrump­tious. Our sec­ond sand­wich was the Ver­su­vio ($7.50), loaded with fresh figs, boc­concini, and let­tuce. I only man­aged a tast­ing bite, since my daugh­ter adored it and would not share, the fig and cheese com­bi­na­tion is ad­dic­tive.

There are many other sand­wich op­tions avail­able, and my ed­i­tor claims that the chicken wrap is the best in town. There are also small one por­tion quiches and soup and salad op­tions that vary from day to day.

The Break­fast com­bi­na­tion of­fer is a latte or cap­puc­cino with a crois­sant or choco­la­tine for $5.75, and the lunch spe­cial is a ham and cheese crois­sant with ei­ther a soup or salad and a cof­fee for $10.

We ea­gerly looked at the pas­tries avail­able and chose a peach tart ($3.35) and a berry tart ($3.35), as well as a coeur ten­dre ($1.95). Many of the clas­sic French pas­tries were on dis­play as well, such as Opéras and Éclairs.

La Brioche Dorée is a su­pe­rior qual­ity fran­chised café, with an ob­vi­ously high stan­dard of pro­duc­tion and prepa­ra­tion. Drop by for a cof­fee and pas­try and see for your­self!

Open­ing hours are week­days from 7am to 6pm, Satur­day 8:30am to 5pm and Sun­day 8am to 5pm.

There is out­door seat­ing for 15 and in­door seat­ing for 35.

Ca­ter­ing and spe­cial prod­ucts are also avail­able, con­tact the owner with any spe­cial re­quests.

La Brioche Dorée

The food looked so de­li­cious that we might have been a tad am­bi­tious

about how much we could eat.

Many of the clas­sic French pas­tries were on dis­play

as well, such as Opéras and Éclairs.

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