Fuchsia Epicerie Fleur – Vegetarian friendly brunch
It’s been over a year since I have tried a vegetarian or vegan brunch spot. In fact, there are only 2 spots in Montreal that offer a vegetarian or vegan brunch so when I heard that Fuchsia did vegan and vegetarian brunch dishes, I was doubly curious. I had read some things about it online and felt that it was time to see if there was another good vegan brunch option in the city.
At 1st glance
When you get to Fuchsia, you notice that this café is tiny but, ever so adorable. The place holds around 12 people and has a nice wood finish all around. There is a sofa near the door and a low table where you can technically eat but it’s more for coffee and reading. The place is very well lit and it adds to the overall effect of being there. You would want to stay there for a while except for the fact that you technically represent almost 10% of the seats and 25% of the tables unless people will share a table with you.
The menu is very limited in fact that it has only one breakfast item and that is a Breakfast Sandwich ($5.00). The sandwich has an eggs scramble, a tasty mayonnaise and a side of salad. Now, you may ask: how is an egg dish vegan? Well, it isn’t. In fact, there was an option for a side of meat as well which isn’t vegetarian. After some careful digging we discovered that there are vegan dishes but they are not brunch dishes. The menu items are small and it’s more of a café. The food items are organic and local when possible which is a nice touch, but not all of them are 100% vegan. My friend who I went with wanted a vegan option so she could not eat the breakfast sandwich but rather had the salad ($4.00).
The breakfast sandwich is an eggs scramble with a special mayonnaise that is absolutely delicious and it has hints of other herbs and spices but it is a subtle hint and not overpowering at all. It works masterfully with the eggs to give the dish an out of this world taste. The bread on the sandwich is a kind of partially firm, yet soft bread and it did not get gooey with the eggs but was not too crusty or messy. The salad on the side was a smaller version of the main salad my friend had. The price of this dish is really great at $4.00; although, it is not incredibly filling if you are starving but you can order other stuff to mix it up.
The salad my friend had ($4.00) was a mix of leafy greens, red peppers, sprouts and a simple yet tasty dressing. This dish was of a generous size and the taste was quite good. Although this technically was not a breakfast or brunch dish by definition, we will review it since it is a vegan option. The salad was tasty and fresh, the vinagrette was very good, and it was easy to finish it all up. With a price of $4 it’s a good deal, but if you are not the type to fill up on a salad, this may not take the cut for a really hungry person.
We also ordered a tapioca pudding and a chocolate dessert. The tapioca pudding ($4.00) was in a mini mason jar which made for a fun presentation. There were pistachios in it as well as another topping I could not put my finger on. This dish was fresh and fun, the taste was impressive and there was nothing left by the end. The chocolate dish was also $4.00 and was small, yet nice and chocolaty. I preferred the tapioca but this dish was still impressive in its strong taste as well as was filling-ness considering its small size.
I should also note that coffee was $3.00 and they do not have drip, only Americanos or Espressos. There are no refills, but you would not expect that from a café anyways. The taste of the coffee was ok but not out of this world and for some reason, I had a hard time getting the right milk and sugar ratio for it.
Our waitress was really nice and she suggested some vegan options for my friend. She was also great for checking up on us.
There are vegetarian options and some vegan items although, the breakfast sandwich is not vegan and you do not get many creative vegan brunch dishes. I hope they add some new stuff like a tofu scramble, but anything can happen from now until you go.
Overall, the price was quite good, the place is amazing and the service was good. My dish was also very great. The menu is very limited and there is not true vegan brunch options. The coffees will kick your meal up a little but considering we got 2 mains, 2 coffees and 2 desserts all for $21.45 tax included, that’s a pretty decent price. I should note that the washroom has a sliding hidden door which has a hard to find unlock button but if you just mash away at it and you will find it.
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