When I think of French breakfast, I always think of croissants and pastries and coffee and fruits but either way, it has to be something light. I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we should eat heavily in the morning to fuel us for the rest of the day, but this time, I wanted to try something different so I went to check the breakfast offerings at Aubaine in Citywalk.
Aubaine is an elegant London-born French restaurant renowned for its artisan bread, exquisite patisserie, and authentic French dishes, neither trickily modern nor lazily traditional served with style in a casual, shabby-chic setting. Combining the elegance of a Parisian salon with the relaxed ambiance of a Provençal bistro, Aubaine serves both simplicity and style.
So to start, the place is so pretty. It’s too pretty and definitely something that the ladies will appreciate. Each table is adorned with pots of plants and even the walls are almost covered with flowers. I also liked the design of the tiles and it definitely added to the restaurant’s character.
As soon as we were guided to our seat, the staff came up to us to get our order. Since it’s our first time at Aubaine, we decided to ask for recommendations from the waiter and I’m glad that he was very knowledgeable and was able to suggest their best breakfast offerings.
The menu offers breakfast items, of course, and I like the fact that they have just the right amount of items to select from unlike in other restaurants where they overwhelm you with the food selection.
We settled for fresh juices and coffee first and then ordered some croissants, basket of bread and granola.
I tried the minute steak that comes with free range eggs, mushrooms, and haricot beans. I loved it although a steak doesn’t sound really light for breakfast. It was perfect for me.
We also had the eggs benedict and we ordered some fresh fruits too. I adore their presentation and to actually taste the food and realize that it also was good was my idea of a perfect breakfast.
It should also be noted that even though we came for breakfast and we only had a look at the breakfast menu, they also serve actual elaborate dishes like sandwiches, salads, mains and sharing platters.
We ended our meal with the gorgeous 3-layer pancake and I would have finished it if I wasn’t that stuffed. It was really nice and my only gripe was that it needed more syrup but you can easily request for that if you wish to.
Overall, the breakfast at Aubaine is something that I can definitely recommend to anyone because the food, the service, and ambiance are all exceptional and considerably above average. I believe this is the closest thing we can get to actually enjoying a breakfast in France and it’s only here in Citywalk.