I pass Le Cafe de Paris almost daily and have never stopped in though the little restaurant has always been on my list of places to try. How I have missed out. Le Cafe de Paris is a hidden gem just up the street from Orlando’s famed Restaurant Row and well worth a visit.
Chad and I visited on a Friday morning and the quaint little cafe was bustling. Items like Croque Madam, baguette sandwiches and omelets make up a small but typical French Bakery menu. Various pastries line a small case by the counter.
Chad ordered the Quiche of the Day which was Spinach the day we visited. The slice of egg tart was thick and heavily stuffed with sauteed spinach. We both thought it to be delicious and quite filling.
I ordered the Le Parisien Panini – a very typical French sandwich with tomatoes, brie cheese and butter. I absolutely loved it. The bread was crusty and fresh, the brie was tangy and the tomatoes were sweet. The butter flavor was evident but not too heavy.
We both had a mixed greens salad alongside our dishes. Green beans, corn, cucumbers and tomatoes over crisp lettuce and drizzled with an oil and balsamic vinegar dressing.
On the outside you may be fooled by the beer branded umbrellas, almost making the restaurant look like a little bar, but on the inside Cafe de Paris is all French. Right down to the French speaking owners. This is definitely worth a try if you are a fan of French cuisine and even if you aren’t, there are a few options on the menu like a Turkey Panini or breakfast eggs. 5 out of 5 sprouts.