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Sunday, January 11, 2015

BRUNCH AT LE DÉJEUNER COSMOPOLITAN WEST ISLAND

One beautiful fall afternoon, we headed to the west island to venture off to a corn maze. We decided to check out Le Déjeuner Cosmopolitan West Island, a restaurant that is very well known among West Islanders. People from Laval are also familiar with this restaurant as one exist on their territory as well.  We've actually reviewed the Laval location (read here), but it was so long ago that we forgot about it! 


We were only two that morning, so we got a table pretty quickly. Some bigger parties were waiting longer but only by 5-10 minutes. One thing we can say it that the waiting area is perfectly made. Often times what is lacking in restaurants is the proper waiting space. You can often be put in uncomfortable situations, like waiting in line close to tables, watching others dine under your noses. The seperations and big space allowed for people to dine in peace (and not having people waiting in line be bothered by waitresses passing by with food, etc). 


The restaurant is spacious and is excellent for large groups. They have both benches and regular seating, making it easy for any party to have a good seating arrangement.  The size of the tables are also very big (always love a good size table!).  

The decor on the other hand is very dated. Their floor is covered in carpet, and their benches are draped in fabric that screams ancient history. It just doesn't feel "clean". There's too much fabric- everywhere! The restaurant needs a facelift.  


Off the bat, we ordered a coffee and a fresh squeeze O.J. The orange juice was fantastic, coffee was bottomless cup.


Their menu is pages and pages long. They offer everything you could imagine, so we are not going to list them all. They've got you covered (and for you vegetarians too!).  The prices ranged between $9 - $16.  

2 Eggs, French Toast with Fruit, side of Tomatoes (instead of potatoes)
Scrambles eggs, sausage, blueberry pancakes and potatoes 

Just like the other location, portions were very large. The food was delicious, so no complaints there! They have some of the best potatoes around and their french toast is amazing. We wish the plates were different, because we feel that a simple white plate would make the food look more appetizer, but I guess that's just us nitpicking, right? Moving on. . . 

The service is good. We got our dishes super fast and our waitress was cheerful and very attentive to our table.  When we asked for the bill, that also came quick. 

Despite the decor, Déjeuner Cosmopolitan offers a solid breakfast. Their prices are decent and their plates are generous. You'll leave here feeling satisfied. It's definitely worth the little trip outside the downtown area.  After dining at both locations, we can say that they offered the same experience! 


What We Wore
Shirt: AMERICAN APPAREL, Jeans: GAP
Sunglasses: MARC JACOBS, Necklace: BANANA REPUBLIC, Earrings: CHANEL
Shirt: AMERICAN APPAREL
Shoes: via TARGET
Shorts: via MARSHALLS, Tshirt: via TARGET
Vest: URBAN PLANET
Shoes: PALLADIUM
Purses: Red- LACOSTE, Faux Letter- URBAN PLANET

Round Up
Atmosphere: 2/5
Service: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Price: 4/5 

Details
Le Déjeuner Cosmpolitan
983 boul. St Jean
Pointe-Claire,  QC
H9R 5K3
TEL: 514. 697. 8529
Reservations: NO
Types of Payment: Cash, Debit, Credit
Wheelchair Accessible: YES

Dejeuner Cosmopolitain on Urbanspoon


Rainbows,
The Beauty & The Babe
xox



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BRUNCH AT LE TOASTEUR

We saw an ad in a magazine for LE TOASTEUR, a breakfast spot located in Villeray. We've heard about this place, but only knew about their location on Laurier. Considering they have two spots, we thought it must be a good place to try. 
When we pulled up the restaurant, we actually missed it. As you can tell by the photo above, their restaurant front isn't impressive and can be easily mistaken for an apartment complex (which is part of the story).  There's a tiny hand written sign in the window, and a flag on the balcony above that's too high for anyone to notice.  We arrived early that morning, so we received a table right away; we were a table of four. We were first seated by the window, but had to move after 15 minutes. The heat coming from the sun through the window was unbearable, and they didn't have their A.C on that morning.  
Inside, their decor was not impressive.  Simple tables, with minimal decor on the walls. Their ceiling was beautiful though, and they had a gorgeous vintage chandelier. 
We ordered beverages as we looked through the menu. The coffee was good and the latte was nice and creamy.  Filter coffee is included in most dishes. The latte was $5 (so expensive!). 

Their menu is 1 page, double sided. Most dishes ranged between $9-$15.  The most expensive item on the menu were the eggs bene. We were a bit surprised that a vegetarian eggs benedict was the same price as a smoked salmon eggs benne- we don't think its fair to price tofu as the same price as smoked salmon.  All omelettes were $14, again, a bit expensive when some had meat and others only veggies.   We felt their combination plates were better priced. 
Our friends J and T ! 
M chose a special plate that morning. It was two eggs, sausage, toast, potatoes and two carrot cake pancakes with cream cheese topping.  G chose a deluxe grilled cheese with bacon, with a side of scrambled eggs.  Our friends chose a sweet and salty crepe (apple, cheddar and bacon) and a standard combo plate. 
Special of the Day- $12.99
Pomme D'Adam - $14
Deluxe Grilled Cheese - $13.50
Toasteur Special - $14.50 

That morning our meals came out in a timely fashion. The plating of our dishes was okay- nothing to rave about.  It's the first time that we're split down the middle of what we thought of the place in terms of taste. G felt that the everyones dishes were great, included the potatoes, meat, crepes and eggs. The carrot pancakes were especially yummy and so different; a seasonal dish is always fun to try.  M didn't think this place was worth checking out again. She didn't like the potatoes at all and it was the first time she didn't eat more than one. Her eggs were cooked well though.  

Our waiter that morning was good. There was minimal contact, but when he was around, he was friendly.  

The bill came up to roughly $42 after tip. It was okay based on what we received. 

We could tell that this was a neighbourhood favourite because the line outside filled up quickly. Another positive note about Le Toasteur is that they take reservations. We highly recommend making reservations since their restaurant cannot hold too many people. 

What We Wore
Skirt: PHILIP LIM
Purse: LOUIS VUITTON, Nails: CHANEL "Azure",
Bracelets: TIFFANY AND CO, ALEX AND ANI 
Shoes: ELIE TAHARI, Nails: CHANEL "Nouvelle Vague"
Shirt: via MARSHALLS 
Shorts: via MARSHALLS
Polo: US POLO ASSN, Watch: KENNETH COLE, Holster: ETSY
Shoes: PALLADIUM

Round Up
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 2/5
Taste: 3/5
Price: 3/5 

Details
Le Toasteur
767 rue Villeray
514 759 6377 
Reservations: YES
Types of Payment: Cash, Debit, Credit

Rainbows,
The Beauty & The Babe
xox




Saturday, November 29, 2014

BRUNCH AT LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES

Heading to Outremont is always a beautiful activity on the weekend. The gorgeous houses paired with up and coming restaurants and cafes, make it for a great day to spend outside, especially on a summer terrace. Les Enfants Terribles isn't a new restaurant to us, as we have been there for dinner before, but we only took advantage of their brunch recently. They've gained quite the good reputation on the late night scene, so we were interested to see how they hold up in the morning. 


In the summer, Les Enfants Terribles offers plenty of seating outside; there's two sections. The main restaurant/interior is also a great area to sit because they open their huge windows on warmer days. Their choice of decor is very modern and chic. Their play of textures makes the restaurant cozy and inviting. There's also a TV near the bar area.  


Luckily that morning we didn't have to wait to get a table. We found out that morning that they actually take reservations for brunch, which is a major plus.  If you didn't get a chance to make a reservation and had to wait a bit, their bar acts as the perfect spot to grab a coffee while you wait. 


We ordered one latte bowl and one filter coffee. Both came out quickly and were delicious.  


Coffee (included in meal) + Lattee ($4.50)

Their menu offers some standard breakfast dishes. There's three sweet dishes (waffles with various toppings),  three egg dishes, three eggs benedict,three omelettes, and three chef specialities (breakfast poutine, breakfast club sandwich, and tartine). Prices ranged from $10-$19.  


M decided on the club sandwich ($13) and G chose the 'le totale'($14).
Our meals came out quickly and the plating was clean and simple. 



The club sandwich was really great. It was the first club we've had that had both ham and bacon, which was a nice combination.  The bread was also very good for the sandwich and the eggs were cooked great. The sugar shack dish was equally tasty. The potatoes were yummy and everything was cooked just the way it should be. Whamade jam and bread were also super delicious! 




The service we recieved that morning was really good. We were greeted by a very nice woman and then served by a great waiter. Absolutely no complaints (contrary to what many people have said on other reviews). 


The crowd was young and hip, but also family oriented. It was a nice mix, that a couple or family would feel comfortable in their space. The restaurant was also very clean. 

Our bill came up to $36.22, excluding tax. Not bad as you pay for what you get. Coffee was included in the meals and bottomless cup. We'd head back again!  

What We Wore
Tank Top: ELIE TEHARI, Flip Flops: TARGET
Short: KATE SPADE, Purse: AMErICAN EAGLE,  Nails: MARC JACOBS "SHOCKING"
Sunglasses: MARC JACOBS, Necklace: BANANA REPUBLIC, Earrings: ALDO
Tank: H&M
Shorts: JOE FRESH, Holster: ETSY
Sunglasses: TOMMY HILFIGER

ROUND UP
Service: 4/5 
Atmosphere: 4/5
Taste: 4/5 
Price: 4/5 

DETAILS
1257 rue Bernard
514 759 9918
Method of Payment: Cash, Debit, Credit
Reservations: YES

Les Enfants Terribles on Urbanspoon

Rainbows,
The Beauty and The Babe
xox