It was a breakfast date with a good friend that brought me to Remy & Violette, one of the newcomers on Hutt Street in the CBD. The cafe is very French through and through, with French music playing as well. It’s not very large, seating is limited but it is cosy. Cakes and pastries greet you as you walk in, all looking equally scrumptious and eager to be selected. We found ourselves a table in the back.
So what can you expect to eat here? Sandwiches, quiches, waffles both sweet and savoury, croissants and of course plenty of pastries. The savoury waffle sounded delicious. There’s blackboard specials from time to time and on this day, I saw a Croque Monsieur. Unfortunately we were then told the rest of the menu was for lunch time and at 9am that day, our options were just the croissants – sweet or savoury.
We both ordered the Ham & Cheese Croissant and a pot of tea. The croissant was flaky and very nicely made. Crispy buttery goodness, just sweet enough and light inside. Ham and cheese itself is always a good combo so no complaints there. The croissant itself was smaller than usual so had it been Mr Foodie he would have to order two. I can’t remember exactly but I think this set me back about $7 give or take.
I might go back at lunch time in the future as there’s more options and a couple of things I fancy trying. Maybe a weekend brunch, it’ll be hard to catch it on the day they have the specials I want but I’m sure there’ll be a chance.