Le Jardin Cafe Restaurant
Le Jardin Café Restaurant is a beautiful French inspired café affectionately known as the little piece of Provence in Tedder Ave. Inhabiting the corner of Cronin Avenue under the shade of a huge Poinciana, Le Jardin kicks off the Tedder Avenue café strip of Main Beach.
This garden café is unmistakably French, with the red, white and blue umbrellas and bistro chairs set amongst grape vines paying homage to the "tricolore" flag. You can sit under le cristal (crystal) chandelier on the café veranda or sit inside at a mosaic table under the “la tour Eiffel” on “Rue De Chatillion”. This stunning café celebrates history-rich Parisian sensibilities with a modern spin and is the long-time passion project of its Parisian owner, who you’ll often find chatting to diners or sipping superbly brewed French Conneciton coffee under the gilded mirrors in the counter-side booth.
The touch of French sophistication runs through Le Jardin’s menu. The hero dish is Le Jardin’s French crepe. There are a dozen or more sweet and savoury options so you’ll be spoilt for choice but this diner could not go past the classique with caramelised sugar and lemon juice – so good it will literally melt in your mouth!
Petit dejeuner (breakfast) favourites include French vanilla-infused toast with maple, Croque Madame (grilled cheese and spice bechamel sourdough with honey-glazed ham and egg), French and Mediterranean omelettes, “Gaufres Aux Myrtillies” (blueberry, cinnamon and French vanilla Parisienne waffles with compote) and baked croissants (of course)! Dejeuner (lunch) favourites include garnished quiche, loaded smoked baguettes, crumbed camembert, Niçoise salad and a gourmet beef burger. You should also look for the unique signature chef’s special dishes, like the Bastille Day Confit duck fat n braised chicken leg w traditional vegetables.
Le Jardin has an “extensif” list of “boisson” (drinks) from organic teas to iced drinks and freshly squeezed juices, and also serves wine, bubbles and beer. So if you just want to slip in and experience a little taste of French life, pop in for a cheeky French Martini and Macaron.
By Michaela Lyons