e close to my heart, French and breakfast.
There is something about the French cuisine that seems so simple yet very sophisticated. Not too flavorful, yet not too bland and still will hit you directly to the heart.
As for breakfast, Filipinos are heavy breakfast eater. I never skipped breakfast as I feel that this is the most important meal of the day (some new studies will disagree with this). I love smelling the aroma of freshly toasted bread and newly brewed coffee in the morning.
So, When I received an invitation to try the All Day Lazy Breakfast Promotion in Madeliene Café & Boulangerie, I didn’t even have any second thought— I said YES!
I remember when I was in France a few years back , early morning for breakfast, we went to the nearest boulangerie and bought a freshly baked baguette and croissant. I really love that experience..oh simple joys (#takemeback).
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Madeleine Café and Boulangerie is a traditional and hip French restaurant located in Dubai Mall over looking the famous Dubai Fountain. The interior of the restaurant mimic a traditional French brasserie. With reddish stained wooden furniture, french windows and doors, the mood of the place will surely transport you to the streets of Paris.
We were welcomed very warmly and ushered to our table. We sat near the window to have a view of the outdoor. We didn’t dine outside as it is still summer here in Dubai (summer for me means ‘ONLY INDOOR OPTION’). Although, I can imagine how beautiful dining outside will be on a much cooler season (I will try that for sure).
As I said earlier, we were invited to try their All Day Lazy Breakfast offer. I must say, it was already passed lunch time..but I will not even argue to get a French breakfast any time of the day.
All Day Lazy Breakfast:
” An à la carte lazy breakfast… for those who enjoy in a charming brasserie-style setting with a choice of excellent breakfast items prepared à la minute.” (Madeleine Cafe & Boulangerie website)
I think we ordered almost everything from the menu. Well, you gotta taste everything right? (with a grin smile haha)
French Toast – Brioche dipped in egg & milk batter pan fried, served with raisins, caramelized banana and honey (YUM!!!)
Croque Madame – Gratinated ham & gruyere cheese sandwich with fried egg, roasted tomatoes, potato and mushroom. (I first tried a Croque Madame in Paris and I must say, this is delish!)
Egg Benedict – Poached eggs on brioche with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce. (We didn’t order this)
Scrambled Egg Croissant – Croissant filled with scrambled egg and served with tomato and potato and mushroom. (We didn’t order this also)
Smoked Salmon Scrambled Egg Croissant – Croissant filled with scrambled egg, salmon and served with tomato, potato and mushroom. ( I like the French toast more but my friend preferred this one)
Assorted Cheese Platter (THE BEST!!)
I am a big fan of everything cheese, walnut and jam, so needless to say that the cheese platter alone won my heart already.
Among all the ones we ordered, my favorite was the French toast. It was very tasty and soft (I love the caramelized banana flavor). My friend’s preference was the Salmon Croissant. It was a rich dish and very heavy.
The croquet madame, another specialty and a best seller during the lazy breakfast comes with a serving of fries. It is a full meal itself.
To complement our meal, we also had coffee and an orange juice. I can actually stay all day and enjoy their breakfast offerings. I love idea of serving breakfast till 5pm on a weekend when everyone is too lazy to wake up early.
If you are looking for a place to enjoy a tasty French breakfast, I recommend Madeleine Café and Boulougerie. Aside from their lazy breakfast, they have pastries if you want to satisfy your sweet weekend cravings instead.
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Madeliene Cafe & Boulangerie
Located at: Ground Level, Fashion
Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE
All Day Lazy Breakfast
Available every Fridays & Saturdays
from 10am – 5pm0