Café Regalade – 2836 West 4th Avenue
On a sunny day in Vancouver, I walked toward Café Regalade for brunch with the Brunch Mini-club (a subdivision of UBC Food Society). The brunch was scheduled at 10am and when I showed up at 9h45, only a couple of tables were occupied. Make no mistakes though, this little French bistro is very popular and fills up very fast. Today, there was 7 of us and we were given a table very quickly. The bistro is very cute. People can drool all over the glass counter while admiring the meringues and the “îles flottantes” that Café Regalade sells to bring home.
The menu consists of a lot of meat, as expected of a French bistro. However, after explaining my pescatarian lifestyle to the waitress, she said that she would make changes for me. I love Canada. I therefore decided to choose the Paris breakfast. I think I was slightly biased considering that it’s where I was born, but it was delicious. The dish consisted of tomatoes cut in halves and placed at the bottom of the hot plate. Then it was covered with two fried eggs and cheese. There was a side of salad and a side of potatoes. The main dish was very nice and light. The tomatoes were juicy and a nice contrast to the eggs. The potatoes were crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. They were succulent and the side of salad was a nice healthy addition to finish the whole meal.
The service was efficient too. The food was served quickly and the waitresses were nice and polite. Overall, I had a great time at Café Regalade. It was my second time for brunch at this particular bistro and I have never been disappointed so far. I have a hunch that it won’t happen. I definitely recommend Café Regalade and will go there again to enjoy more French food.