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Make Way, Miami Beach: Cafe Bastille Set to Open it's Third South Florida Location in Washington Avenue

In exciting culinary news, beloved all day French-cafe, Café Bastille, is set to redefine brunch in the Miami Beach starting Tuesday, February 20! Bringing the best of brunch to Washington Ave., Cafe Bastille houses an all-day brunch menu brimming with Parisian-inspired dishes, and a next door bakery.

This grand opening marks the restaurants third location in South Florida, with the Downtown and Fort Lauderdale location's already established as brunch havens.

"After years of anticipation, we are absolutely thrilled to finally unveil Café Bastille's newest location in the beautiful backdrop of South Beach. This endeavor has been a labor of love, and seeing it come to fruition fills us with immense joy,” said Estelle, co-owner and founder of Cafe Bastille. “As we prepare to open our doors, we eagerly anticipate not only sharing our unique spin on brunch but we’re also looking forward to forging meaningful partnerships within the Miami Beach community.”

The Bakery

Catering to guests on the go, Café Bastille Miami Beach features a bakery and juicery adjacent to the restaurant. Following the success of its Downtown counterpart, the bakery offers a variety of baked goods and pastries, drinks, and special french baguette sandwiches, done the “french style”,  made with turkey, brie cheese, and apple, apple, steak and cheese and the very classic ham and cheese.

Taste the bakery's irresistible tartines such as the Breakfast Tartine, served on brioche bread with a fried egg, turkey bacon, avocado, tomato, arugula and spicy mayo. Freshly-made baguette sandwiches are the quintessential nod to Parisian-inspired cuisine, such as the Steak & Cheese, featuring a shaved beef filet, arugula, tomato, pickled onions and cheese spread served on a buttered baguette. Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth? The bakery's plethora of pastries like the Dulce de Leche Cruffin, and Nutella Croissant are the answer.

The Menu

Cafe Bastille has established itself as a must-try brunch spot in South Florida, and for good reason - The menu is carefully curated with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and each dish is meticulously crafted from scratch. In addition to Cafe Bastille fan-favorites, the restaurant is rolling out a handful of exciting new menu items that cater to diverse tastes, featuring ample portion sizes, delightful light bites, savory homemade specialities, healthy and vegan options as well as a selection of freshly baked crispy pastries.  

The tempting assortment of pancakes and French toasts invites guests to indulge, with  two newly-launched dishes: the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, featuring a cream-cheese glaze topped with sugar cookie crumble and butter whipped cream, and the first and only gluten-free Oats & Berries Pancakes topped with with vanilla-honey Greek yogurt, shaved dark chocolate and candied walnuts. Continue the sweet-theme with the Sweet Start menu, featuring dishes such as the Crêpe Express made complete with strawberries, banana, nutella and butter whipped cream; Crispy French Toast Bites, topped with fresh berries and butter whipped cream; Dave’s Croissant Pudding, with chocolate, nuts and berries; and the Red Velvet Pancakes, one of Café’s Bastille’s best sellers as well as the Stuffed Nutella French Toast. 

Delve into globally inspired dishes with the Eggs & Co. section, where dishes are influenced by international flavors such as Bae’s Shakshuka, made with three organic eggs on a jerusalem bagel; Turkish Eggs with roasted garlic yogurt, organic poached eggs, kalamata olives, heirloom grape tomatoes, feta, mint, cucumbers, and smoked chili oil on a Jerusalem bagel; Breakfast Croissant made with organic cheddar eggs, bacon jam, tomato confit, spinach, avocado and spicy mayo; and Frank’s Famous Hash made with fingerling potatoes and beef filet.

Of course, a variety of egg benedicts are also available. Each eggs benedict offering are served on top of a croissant with  a side of crispy breakfast potatoes, such as the Florentine, a delectable fusion of two organic poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and sautéed spinach; Roasted Turkey, with brie cheese, tomato, and avocado; Country Ham, with bacon; the Smoked Salmon, topped with avocado and crispy fried capers; and the Florentine, a vegetarian alternative served with sautéed spinach. 

Get your sandwich fix with a variety of delicious options, such as the recently-introduced Truffle Croque Madame, a classic French dish, served on brioche with truffle bechamel melted gruyere, prosciutto and field greens; and the updated Jerusalem Salmon Lox open face sandwich served with chive cream cheese, avocado, tomato, cucumber, fried capers, onions on Jerusalem bread. For those looking for a nutritional boost, the brand-new Steak and Egg Bowl offers a protein-packed punch, featuring rice, beef filet, spinach, avocado, cucumber, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, feta, a sunny-side-up egg and smoked chili oil served with a side of cilantro aioli. For those looking for healthier and lighter options, three healthy yet filling salads include the Classic Salmon Nicoise, Chicken Ceasar and Pricioutto Tomato Mozza.

Complete the full Café Bastille experience with their assortment of hand-crafted beverages. Between the variety of crafted smoothies, cold-pressed juices, shots, coffees and other speciality drinks and cocktails, Cafe Bastille's has an option for any sip. Imbibe on the Acai Miami smoothie, a deliciously tropical blend of acai, banana, strawberry, mango and coconut water, and the nutritious Kicker, a cold-pressed juice consisting of superfoods like kale, celery, pineapple, apple and ginger. Other speciality drinks include the Strawberry Matcha Latte, served hot or ice and the decadent French Toast Cappuccino, served with a crispy French Toast Bite. Elevate the brunch experience even further with hand-crafted libations like the Berry Rhum and Crush – the latest addition to the cocktail offerings – which is a refreshing blend of rhum, raspberry, mint and lime. Or any classic yet so refreshing cocktails like Lychee Collins, Espresso Martini and Blueberry Basil Mule.

The Ambiance

The Miami Beach location offers an intimate 1,300-square-foot space, featuring Cafe Bastille's signature style of chic gold and white accents throughout, Parisian-style wooden chairs, and a serene sage and basil color palette. The 20-seat outdoor patio is perfect for guests looking to dine among a refreshing breeze in a prime people watching spot.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Cafe Bastille


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