Monday, January 10, 2011
How do you say brunch in French? : Bonjour Cafe, Dana Point
I'm not going to lie, that's my dad walking in. He loves this place. If they had a customer of the decade award, no doubt Bonjour Cafe would give it to him. He even orders in French (practicing beforehand with his tapes and dictionary). Whenever I'm in Orange County at my Significant Parental Units' house, we always make a trip to Bonjour Cafe in Dana Point.
The cappuccino that comes in a bowl is a must. My mom doesn't and never will drink any frufru drinks. Just a black coffee kinda gal (see below).
They bake French bread on site. It's that delicious French bread that gets stale in 2 minutes, so must eat fast or else prepare to break your tooth.
Les quiches are always rich and delicious; held together in a buttery crust. We like the Quiche Lorraine with smoked ham and swiss cheese. Ze best.
I almost always order La Grecque ($11.99) crepe with extra avocados. Why? because I am a sucker for fresh spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, kalamatas and feta (and extra avocados on top). Plus I like the name.
Ladies and gents, this is the best French toast in the world. We call it comatose French toast because it's so light and airy but within an hour you will need to lie down for the next hour. Without fail on every visit, we order the Le French Toast en Brioche ($11.99) to share. The fresh, eggy brioche turns into a quasi bread-custard, adorned with sweet mango puree, fresh fruits, homemade whipped cream and sliced almonds. How can you not love that pile below?
Amazing soups. The French onion soup, along with everything else on the menu starting with "French" is stellar. If you hit up Bonjour on the right day you might score their carrot soup.
24633 Del Prado Ave
Dana Point, CA