Bistro Lakloche – A New Face on Parc Street
A recent addition to the Bernard/Park street neighborhood, LaKloche came up on my radar of places that do brunch. The Bernard street area is one of my first loves when it comes to places to eat brunch. As of lately my taste and preferences have taken me to other spots and I didn’t think that there were any new spots worthwhile checking out in that area. So, with news of a new place recently opening I figured that a trip to Bernard street would be in order.
At 1st glance
Now LaKloche is not exactly on Bernard; it’s on Parc street but just steps away from Bernard. You will notice a nice spacious outdoor terrace capable of seating a fair amount of people as well as a quite large and well spaced inside. There is an initial elevated area with large windows that lets in tons of light, then a little deeper into the restaurant you will see banquets along the wall and tables as well as seating at the bar. The walls are adorned with various pictures of famous Montrealers as well as historic events that have taken place here. The place is somewhat wheelchair accessible but getting into the washroom is almost impossible.
The menu covers the basics with a choice of 8 omelettes priced between $6.75 – $9.95; 20 egg dishes from $4.95-$10.45; 4 eggs Benedict options $9.45-$10.75; French toast from $6.95- $8.95; 8 pancakes & Crepes between $6.95- $8.95; as well as 4 yogourt options ranging from $8.95-$10.00. With this much choice all priced under ten dollars, you have the foundation of a decent menu. There are some items that stick out as interesting like the coconut and caramel French toast which was recommended by our waitress but unfortunately they were out of it when I ordered it.
My friend ordered the Ratatouille omelette ($9.95) which is made up of grilled vegetables, tomatoes and parsley. It came with a side of potatoes and a fruit cup. The omelette was OK: nothing out of this world. The side of potatoes and fruit cup were a touch small and could have benefited from portion size upgrade. My friend had a fresh fruit cocktail ($2.95) which is a very good price and it was really fresh and comprised of many different varied fruits; I was quite impressed by it. Coffee was not included in this dish and was priced at $1.75. I felt that this was not necessary it would have been nice to have it included.
I ended up ordering the Chocolate Banana pancake ($9.75) which came served as three large thick pancakes drizzled with melted chocolate sauce and topped with chopped up banana rounds. This dish came with a complimentary coffee but no side orders. The pancakes were very filling and the chocolate and banana was tasty; although, this is not a novel breakfast creation, it was satisfying and more so when I was able to put some syrup on it.
It was our waitress’ first day doing the morning shift and although she seemed a little nervous but she did an excellent and thorough job of explaining the menu items and making helpful suggestion. She was very attentive even after we were served and she checked up on us frequently and the coffee refills kept pouring.
The menu offers some decent vegetarian options especially with a healthy choice of omelettes, yogourts, egg, French toast and crepe dishes – many of which have no meat in them. While this place is a good spot for vegetarian, vegans, as always, are in a tough spot.
The menu is basic, but plentiful. The portion sizes are fair but could use improvements regarding quantity of sides and throwing in some free coffee. The place is nice and is very well lit which kind of helps get your day started. I do expect them to make changes to the menu and improve it so next time I go here I expect to have a new experience from what I saw this time.
| 5637 avenue Du Parc
Montreal Qc H2V 4H2
Sat – Sun 10:00-16:00
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