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Buena Vista Deli

4590 NE 2nd Ave. (NE 46th St.) Send to Phone
305-576-3945
Quiches, croissants, dessert pastries and other French baked goods ensure this café is perennially packed at breakfast and lunch.
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Buena Vista Deli Restaurant Review

: “Deli” is a misnomer for this French bakery/café just outside the Design District. Chef/owner Claude Postel actually co-owns two other foodie destinations on the same block (the older Buena Vista Bistro and a wine/handmade chocolate shop). Postel comes from a family that, seven generations back, was chocolatier to French royalty, and was himself a pâtissier in Montréal for years. A traditional petit dejeuner (good strong coffee, a basket of fresh breads, homemade jelly, perhaps some fresh-squeezed o.j.) is a good way to start the day, but substantial supplements like Spanish or chorizo/potato omelets also beckon. And if the bakery cases hold a Paris-Brest (hazelnut praline cream between layers of airy yet moist choux pastry), don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t an appropriate breakfast sandwich. At lunch, sandwiches on artisanal French-style breads rule. It’s hard to choose, but those featuring Buena Vista Bistro’s house-made duck pâté, rustic pâté de campagne, and more unusual (in America) rillettes prevail. Though the wine list isn’t one of Miami’s most impressive, this is one of the few small eateries in town where house plonk is entirely satisfying.

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