Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Meals: La Note Restaurant Provençal

-Warm filtered sunlight and fluffy breakfast platters-
Could anything be cuter than this sunny, authentic French Provençal restaurant? 

I mean. Look at this. This is what you see when you walk in—blue and yellow chinaware on the walls and a pseudo-kitchen counter. Also, look at all that pretty antique wood furniture.

Here are some more pictures of the decor. The mid-afternoon sun filtering through set the mood so perfectly for Pudding and my brunch date.

Even the sugarcubes and seasoning organizers were beautiful! We swear everything about this place is frighteningly adorable. 

So Pudding and I are both caffeine addicts by this point in our lives (ha, college) but surprisingly I was the only one who ordered something that was caffeinated-kinda. I got the mocha which, for those who don't know, is a combination of chocolate and espresso coffee. It was delicious and slightly different than shall we say a Starbucks mocha because they used a dark chocolate.

Pudding ordered a freshly squeezed orange juice which was pretty standard good in her opinion. 

For my meal, I wanted to have something both sweet and savory because I wanted the chance to try the seasonal pancakes AND your basic breakfast foods so, I decided on the "Côté Est" ("East Coast") platter. This consisted of pancakes of my choice, two scrambled eggs, and either homefries or bacon. Fluffy and mildly sweet, my lemon gingerbread pancakes with poached pears were amazing. And of course, all the sides were the perfect compliment to your standard pancake breakfast.

Pudding ordered the "Côté Sud" ("South Coast") platter which consisted of two sunny side up eggs, spicy merguez sausages (of North African cuisine), homefries, and sourdough toast. The hearty meal is great for any Sunday brunch.

La Note is a popular brunch place in the Berkeley area so be prepared for long lines, but the food is often worth the wait. It's a also a great place if you're looking to impress relatives or your parents when they're in the area.

Bon Appétit!
Food:  Yummy and authentic French cuisine.
Atmosphere:  The coziness and warmth of La Note is one of it's best selling points, in my humble opinion.
Service:  They're really sweet but things can get really busy because the place is so popular.
Price: $$ Not the cheapest food by a long shot but worth it if you're willing to indulge a little.

Writer: Princess
Photographer: Princess & Pudding
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