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la petite daupine

InSearchOfTacos | Jul 21, 2012 01:55 PM

i had a lovely brunch here this morning- i had the rooibos tea, which came out in a large pot, as i waited for my companion to arrive.

i had the crab and avocado salad, and my friend got the salad nicoise. both were very nice- simple, but prepared well. the portions were large enough, although i didnt feel stuffed at all.

they were out of the chilled foie gras terrine, chevre and wild mushroom tart. and quiche du jardinere- apparently an especially large brunch party this morning cleaned them out of those items. unfortunate bc i would have ordered the tart or quiche for sure- another reason to return

unfortunately, we were never given the breakfast menu, despite asking for it twice, so we didnt order one of the omelettes or toast, which looked wonderful. service was definitely a little scatter-brained, but they were very friendly and clearly meant well.

they were happy to let us linger, and consequently, we were at brunch for almost 2.5hours. pacing of the meal was quite relaxed, which is something i miss about being in france. i strongly dislike rushed meals. i much prefer being left alone and having to request the check when we want to go to them pushing me along.

saw some gorgeous desserts on our way out- we will be back for sure

i was expecting a glorified coffee shop, but this place was definitely a restaurant. casual though, despite the white linens and stark (modernist?) decor. when i arrived, some people were hanging out doing work. they left when things got a bit busier around 12 30ish.

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