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Having a Parisian French Cafe within walking distance of my house over in Encinitas is a wonderful treat and especially one that has the best crêpes that I have tasted out of all of the restaurants I have ever been to save one in Las Vegas.
You have many options for breakfast, lunch or just for sweet treats over at the French Corner which is located at 1200 N Coast Hwy 101 on the corner of Phoebe street, just North of Leucadia blvd and across the street from the Post Office and Seaweed and Gravel.
In the last two weeks I probably have been in and out about 6 times sampling various breakfast items with the Spinach and Arugula Quiche being a personal favorite as well as the L’Orange Crêpes, my wife even said the Vanilla Latte is the best she had and comparable to her favorite that she enjoyed while we were in Rome a few years back.
This little cafe has limited sitting space but it is quite charming and seating outdoors with your dog at your side while enjoying some breakfast is such a nice little treat on the weekend or weekdays. They are open 6 days a week being closed on Monday.
As a bakery they have a fairly wide selection of pastries and treats but purchasing Baguettes whole requires you be one of the lucky first few to request one as they have a limited supply that they use for lunch sandwiches and only sell a few loaves per day due to them not being able to bake enough to meet all of the demand for them. I had at least 2 other customers comment how lucky I was to get a baguette from them whole one day when I managed to scoop one up.
Back to the Crêpes what makes them so special is the batter, it is very fluffy and delicious and plain they are just the right combination of sweet and savory without the many varieties they come in. For lunch sandwiches they use a delicious pesto sauce on most of the sandwiches and my wife just adored the Le Caprese one day which is simply tomato, mozzarella with that special sauce on a baguette.
The one thing I haven’t tried yet that I see ordered by so many is the breakfast sandwich, and every time I go I keep getting a Quiche or a Crêpe so the next time I will have to get the breakfast sandwich. If you live in Encinitas or are in the area and in the mood for a lovely breakfast or lunch at a French cafe, then The French Corner is highly recommended. I would think this delightful cafe is quite the temptation for all the people coming out of the Physical Culture 101 Gym across the street too.
You can visit their website for more information as well http://frenchcorner101.com/
1200 N Coast Hwy 101
Tuesday-Sunday:7:30am – 3:30pm