Saturday, April 16

belle epoque patisserie, emporium, 1000 ann st, fortitude valley

matt & i had a rare night off recently (from our 2 busy little girls) & to conclude our time together we had breakfast at belle epoque patisserie...belle epoque bistro & bar closed down in 2010 however some space was saved for the patisserie to remain open.  the space resembles a side-walk parisian cafe & their menu is wonderfully classicly french...with offerings of croissants, pain au chocolat, macaroons, brioche, baguettes, savoury tarts, salads etc.

on a drizzly rainy weekend morning i felt cosy sitting inside drinking my vittoria latte & indulging in a croque monsieur...cheesy/savoury/toasty/buttery - certainly tasty!  daily papers & current mags are on offer for reading.  you can also order a glass of champagne or sip a cotes du rhone, listening to french music & watch people passing by...might revisit & do that one day!  also check out the gorgeous vintage french lantern hanging over the counter - fabulous!