Just a few meters from the BTS stairs leading to throngs of busy commuters hustling along on the Ploen Chit train platform above, is a nook nestled off the gritty Sukhumvit strip which raptures you away from the city to the simplistic sophistication of the French provincial countryside! Cafe Tartine, a family business, opened its doors nearly 8 years ago and has been thrilling guests since day one with their modern twists on classic favorites.
By day, Cafe Tartine is a central hub for meeting a friend for a perfectly crafted cappuccino coffee and a crepe or getting some work done over a chocolate croissant and peach iced tea. Lunch draws a business crowd and is a favorite ladies-meet-up with classics like the Cobb Salad, Burgers and their Paulette Chévre which is a must-try – baguette stuffed with marinated chicken, savory black olives and creamy goat cheese.
The weekend brunch is when the doors fling wide open to welcome patrons who saunter in on Sunday after sleeping-in to treat themselves to Quiche or Croque Madame. I sample Eggs Benedict at every brunch spot I visit and Cafe Tartine‘s hollandaise sauce is spot on! With white, rose, red and sparkling wine options, you can linger unhurried and sip while your toddler is entertained by Walt Disney classics that play on the large screen TV. Staff is friendly, helpful and exceptionally accommodating – bringing our youngest bruncher (Eden, 1 year) the end of a baton; because every teething baby loves to chew on the crusty end of a french loaf!! The crowd surges late morning with brunch goers spilling out onto the patio terrace for alfresco dining cooled by large fans. Prefer to stay at home in your pajamas? No worries – you can order delivery!
Save room for dessert. Ill admit that Ive tried for years to like Creme Brulee without much success. This was, I believe, the first time I went back for a second bite….and a third! Agathe (owner of Cafe Tartine) tells us that its her French mama’s secret recipe, and that’s where the magic is folks!
My girls had their faces pressed against the glass of the dessert case moments after walking into the restaurant. Oh sweet temptation! You’ll want to order a couple to share! Dont miss out on Lemon Meringue or Chocolate Pumpkin Pie!