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Monday, March 05, 2012

Good old Cafe Breton

Chi is leaving for a three-week CNN fellowship In Atlanta (yes, I'm very proud of her), so we had lunch a little earlier in the week than we usually have our regular lunches. We couldn't decide where we wanted to eat. The only thing we agreed on was that none of us felt like eating a heavy meal, i.e., something with rice. So we drove down Tomas Morato to consider our options.

We reached the corner from which you could see Cafe Breton, and we were in instant agreement that that was the right choice for that afternoon. Some years back, we would hang out there often, but we hadn't been back together in that branch for quite some time.

Being in Cafe Breton felt like a blast from the past. One of the servers was a familiar face from almost a decade ago. I guess they treat their staff right if they inspire such loyalty.

I ordered my favorite crepe, Galette Bretonne, which has "spinach, shrimps sauteed with crab meat, fresh cream, and gruyere cheese". I love how there are so many pescetarian options. As usual, the crepe was excellent.

Galette Bretonne

Since the crepes we had were not all that heavy, Chi and I felt justified in having some dessert. (That is probably the reason why we both wanted a light lunch. We just wanted to leave some space in our stomachs.) She ordered my first favorite crepe in Cafe Breton, Deja Vu, which had some mangoes, special cream sauce, caramel syrup, and vanilla ice cream.

Deja Vu

I, in turn, had my current favorite dessert crepe, La Delice, filled with bananas and coated with nutella, topped with almonds and vanilla ice cream. Yum!

La Delice

With all the new restaurants to visit along Tomas Morato, it was easy for us to overlook Cafe Breton for years. There's a reason it has endured, despite being slightly hidden from sight. Their crepes are consistently good, and the staff continue to be attentive. When I'm in the mood for a "light" meal (meaning one that leaves just enough room for a big dessert), Cafe Breton will always be a great option.

Cafe Breton
Tomas Morato cor. Sct. De Guia
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (02)374.6334

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