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Cote Gourmet

9999 NE 2nd Ave. (NE 100th St.) Send to Phone
305-754-9012 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Both the prices and the proprietor are neighborhood-friendly at this simple, authentically French café.
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Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sat.
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Cote Gourmet Restaurant Review

: When this budget-friendly French “find” opened, it took a lot of finding. It’s way off the tourist track, and there wasn’t even an entrance door on the street; one entered through the office building housing the then-tiny café. But it’s now over twice its original size---and has a front door---to accommodate the crowds of locals who frequent the place, due to the authentic French food served by chef-owner Caroline Poussardin and her parents (who, before moving to the U.S., ran restaurants in Aix-in-Provence). The menu of mostly simple specialties---sandwiches, salads, soups, crêpes and pastries, with limited larger entrées---gives few hints of how notable Côte Gourmet’s versions of these familiar dishes are. All breads and pastries, from breakfast’s buttery croissants to a light-crusted strawberry-whipped cream tart that’s a seasonal dessert special, are house-made. Both savory and sweet crêpes, for instance, are made with nutty fermented buckwheat batter that gives considerable character to even a basic butter-sugar model. And the same attention to detail is apparent whether the item is just a mesclun salad or an elaborate Scottish salmon entrée, generously garnished with three shrimp, four veggies and a lemon sauce.

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