Dauphine Bakery & Bistro (Closed)
May 1, 2014
Last week, I went to Dauphine Bakery & Bistro for a light lunch with my friend. I love how it’s located on 104 Street, which is one of my favorite places in the city! Dauphine has a lunch menu with mainly sandwiches, soups, quiches, and salads. They have many delicious desserts though, and the typical cafe drinks.
Based on my previous visit, I knew I had to get a Foggy Queen again. I think my favorite london fog would have to come from Dauphine, after trying out about 5 other places in the city. It has a great amount of foam in a cute mug for $4.50.
We each ordered a “croque monsieur with greens” for $13.75. A croque monsieur is basically a grilled ham and cheese sandwich that originated from French cafes, hence the French name. At Dauphine, the bread is baked in house, topped with gruyere cheese, dijon mustard, and a different type of ham that I forgot the exact name of. The sandwich was very cheesy and creamy. The main thing I liked about it was the bread itself, which is one of the things Dauphine is well known for. The ham had a different type of texture that didn’t combine well with the creaminess. The greens were a refreshing taste in between bite of my sandwich, though. I didn’t enjoy the croque monsieur as much as I wish I did.
My friend and I were really excited for our desserts. She had a carrot cake that was made with coconut inside, different from your average carrot cake ($6.75). I had a lemon meringue tart ($6.75). It was very delicious. If you’re planning to stop by Dauphine, I highly recommend trying one of their dessert tarts!
The table across from us was being set up for High Tea. Dauphine offers High Tea for $25 with 3 courses and unlimited tea, as long as it’s after 3 pm and there’s a 48 hour reservation. I definitely want to try High Tea here one day, or come back for some dessert and coffee.
Address: 10129 104 Street