Café Bastille Expands Parisian Charm to Fort Lauderdale
Café Bastille, a beloved all-day cafe in Downtown Miami, is gearing up to open a brand new location in the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk District this November. Bringing a French-inspired menu offering all-day brunch, freshly baked pastries, specialty drinks, healthy lunch options, and a weekend happy hour with live DJs, the new location promises to bring a dash of Parisian flair and fun to the city.
Café Bastille, born out of shared hospitality experience, passion for traveling, and deep love for brunching, initially started as a small cafe venture by French partners Estelle and Benjamin. Now, the expansion to Fort Lauderdale marks the restaurants second location.
“We’re thrilled to extend Café Bastille to Fort Lauderdale, where the community’s unique blend of tranquility and activity mirrors what our brand stands for,” shared Estelle. “We can’t wait for everyone to make this waterfront café their new go-to brunch spot, a safe haven in the heart of the busy city.”
Café Bastille boasts an all-day menu that's carefully curated with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. It features generous portions, light bites, savory homemade delicacies, healthy alternatives, vegan options, and a delectable assortment of freshly baked pastries.
If you're looking for something sweet to start with, choose from their options like the Mango Berries Chia Pudding ($8.50), featuring coconut cream, almond milk chia pudding, agave and organic granola; Crispy French Toast Bites ($16), topped with fresh berries and butter whipped cream; or Dave’s Croissant Pudding ($14), with chocolate, nuts and berries.
For those with a preference for savory dishes, Café Bastille Fort Lauderdale offers a selection of "Frenchtastic Benedicts" such as the Smoked Salmon Benedict ($21), a delectable fusion of two organic poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, avocado and fried capers; and Roasted Turkey ($19), with Brie cheese, avocado and tomato.
The “Eggs & Co” section introduces global flavors such as French Shakshuka ($20), with ratatouille and feta on a Jerusalem bagel; Frank’s Famous Hash ($33), with beef filet, peppers, onions, avocado, fingerling potatoes, cilantro aioli and two sunny-side-up eggs; French Breakfast Burrito ($21), with organic eggs, cheddar cheese, peppers, onions, avocado, breakfast potatoes and spicy mayo served with a choice of protein; and Turkish Eggs ($21), with garlic yogurt, two organic poached eggs, Kalamata olives, heirloom grape tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, mint and smoked chili oil on a Jerusalem bagel. Signature omelets, served with multigrain toast with house jam and breakfast potatoes, include the Parisian ($17), with ham, mushrooms and Monterey cheese and Ben’s Favorite ($18),with turkey, avocado, pickled onions and Monterey cheese.
The lunch menu caters to all palates, from burgers like Estelle’s Truffle Burger ($26), made with blackened salmon fillet, tomato arugula and truffle aioli served on a brioche bun with Cajun French fries, to the Bacon Angus Cheeseburger ($21), made with tomato, pickled onions and lettuce topped with secret sauce and served with French fries. Health-conscious diners can opt for dishes like Salmon Niçoise ($27), with green beans, tomatoes, organic egg, fingerling potatoes and Kalamata olives; or the Southern Steak Bowl ($28), with rice, beef filet, tomatoes, spinach, avocado, corn pico de gallo, chipotle aioli and cilantro lime; or Tomato Mozzarella Prosciutto ($18), with mozzarella di bufala, balsamic glaze and fresh basil.
If you're on-the-go satisfy any sweet cravings with Café Bastille's freshly made bakery items, from classic Croissants ($5) to specialty treats like Almond Croissants ($6.50), Pistachio Croissants ($6), and Dulce de Leche Cruffins ($6).
Perfect to pair with any delicious dish, Café Bastille offers a range of crafted smoothies, cold-pressed juices, shots, and specialty drinks. Smoothie options include the Passion Sunshine ($11), made with honey coconut water, passion fruit, mango and pineapple, and the Beauty Protein ($12), made with Greek yogurt, blueberry, banana, oat milk and collagen. While other specialty drinks include the French Toast Cappuccino ($9) served with a crispy French Toast Bite, and the 20g Collagen Mocha ($8), with chocolate whey protein. Coffee and tea lovers will find a variety of gourmet offerings, from Café Lattes ($6) to Iced Palais des Thés Tea ($5).
A BRUNCH LOVER'S PARADISE
Café Bastille Fort Lauderdale is the place to be for all brunch enthusiasts looking to have a fun time. With live DJ sets every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the café offers a dynamic backdrop for a memorable dining experience. Guests can indulge in a bottomless brunch featuring classics like Mimosas and Peach Bellinis ($25/$30 per person) or a refreshing Rosé Sangria Pitcher ($40). The cocktail menu includes enticing options like the Lychee Collins ($13) and the Blueberry Basil Mule ($14), as well as indulgent concoctions like the French Toast Tini ($14) and the Mochatini ($13).
DESIGN AND DECOR
Nestled near Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk District, Café Bastille's new 4,000 square-foot location is set to offer a unique dining experience. The dining room, adorned with gold and white accents, Parisian-style wooden chairs, and a soothing color palette inspired by sage and basil, offers a refined yet welcoming ambiance. To add to the charm, the café also boasts an 80-seat patio surrounded by greenery, offering alfresco dining with picturesque waterfront views.
Café Bastille is located at 704 SE First St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations are not accepted. For more information, visit cafebastilledowntown.com or follow on Instagram @cafebastillemiami.