If the name isn't clear enough, this week's eatery venture was a taste of France on Mount Eden Road; a pretty convenient depository that hosts a cafe, a deli section and a gift shop.
And to make sure you don't get confused, it's even got a huge plastic Eiffel Tower replica in the storefront. Cringe factor rating varied from person to person. Because of the loft-like structure, insulation was slightly on the thin side and we were shivering in our seats until the coffee arrived (Atomic beans!)
The menu was pretty standard and surprisingly did not reflect the authenticity that the cabinet patisserie offered (which was a-ma-zing). Of interest was the French deli store on the other side of the complex which imports everything from pate, merguez (spiced sausages) and freshly-baked baguettes to canned escargot - fantastique babeh!
Louise had the Crispy Bacon Salad and a Decaf Mocha. She said 'French cafes seem to be popping up everywhere these days and this is one of the more substantial looking ones. Tonnes of offstreet parking and stylish-looking staff in black offered initial promise that was unfortunately somewhat let down by the signage, decor, temperature (freezing) and my just-OK meal. My bacon was definitely crispy but the mayo was quite vinegary and overpowering. Would try something else if I went back.
Innie had the Chicken Sandwich with Avocado and French Fries and a Latte. She said 'A cafe with a lot of potential!'
Katie had the Steak Sandwich with Blue Cheese sauce and French Fries. She said 'Would revisit for the patisseries and deli section, but probably only for takeaway...'