Food Review: Breakfast at Suzette

March 2, 2012 2:24 pm by

Suzette, Bandra.

At 9.30am today, we walked into the ten-day old Bandra branch of creperie Suzette, to find it half full with smiling customers, some of whom were sporting slim coffee foam moustaches and breadcrumbs scattered over their crisp work shirts. Suzette begins serving breakfast at 9am, which is the perfect time for members from Gold’s Gym across the road to head here for a post-workout, protein-packed repast. The menu features crepes, yoghurt and granola, smoothies, teas and coffees, all of which make up the all-day breakfast selections also offered at the Nariman Point flagship. With the launch of their Bandra outpost, the creperie’s French owners have added eggs to the breakfast menu, which are served only until 11.30am. You can choose from omelettes or eggs that are baked, scrambled, soft-boiled or cooked sunny-side up.

Both our omelettes, the fresh cream and herbs (Rs80), and the ham and Emmental (Rs150), were whipped to a fluffy consistency. While the former was lightly seasoned, the latter was the more memorable of the two. The combination of juicy ham, sharp cheese and soft eggs is bound to make it to our list of regular orders. The baked eggs are easily Suzette’s trump card over other breakfast venues in Bandra. The oeufs en cocotte, where the white of the egg is well cooked and the yolk is runny, are served in puck-sized ramekins that undergo a swift journey from oven to plate to customer. We opted for the creamed spinach baked eggs (Rs130) that are excellent to smear over the crisp multi-grain toast or lightly toasted pao that is served with all the egg dishes.

If you prefer a lighter start to the day, get the crunchy granola with natural yoghurt and fresh fruit coulis (right now they only serve strawberry), which thankfully had no trace of sugar. We washed down the meal with a superlative hot chocolate (Rs120) made using Callebaut’s delicious dark chocolate and milk. On days we need cheering up, we plan to turn to this warm, rich and silky beverage for solace. Alas the pace of service at Suzette is leisurely, so we suggest you only head here for breakfast on days you can be late to work.

This review was conducted anonymously.