Fraîche recently started serving brunch.
We sat on the patio, where we admired a Peugeot pepper mill.
Mr. Monkey and BroMo both ordered the Royale with cheese, a prime beef burger with Gruyère ($13). Who knew you could get this outside of Pulp Fiction?
The fries were great, but the bun was truly incredible. It was flaky and had cheese baked into it! It was also hollowed out, so that the burger wasn't overpowered by bread.
The juicy prime beef was steeped with herbs and seasoning. Really good.
Papa Monkey savored an omelet with mixed mushrooms, goat cheese, and herbs.
I noshed on a fried egg sandwich with bacon, Gruyère, and aioli and a side of fingerling potatoes. The fingerling potatoes were delicious. The sandwich was tasty but not nearly as satisfying as the Royale with cheese.
Brunch at Fraîche is simple but worthwhile. The prices are reasonable, especially given the quality of the food. Service is friendly and attentive, and sitting on a patio on a sunny day makes everything better.
i'm currently obsessed with fried egg sandwiches. i make one for lunch at least 3 times a week. my cholesterol level must be insane.ReplyDelete
That Royale looks amazing. And nice pic of the french toast. ;-)ReplyDelete
Wow, that burger looks fantastic! I gotta try that. By the way, in looking through your blog, you take beautiful foodie photos. :)ReplyDelete
I now want a royale with cheese.ReplyDelete
That fried egg sandwich looks delish!ReplyDelete
Hmmmm the bread for that burger looks deeeeelish.ReplyDelete
i heart fraîche so much, but haven't had their brunch. their pappardelle with wild mushrooms + arugula is earthy perfection. one of my fave lunch spots in CC!ReplyDelete
Drooling over the french toast. ;) I would eat a breakfast sandwich every day if they were good for you.ReplyDelete
The bun is usually my least favorite part of the burger - but that definitely wouldn't be the case here.ReplyDelete
That burger looks amazing. I just drooled on my desk.ReplyDelete
You just made my brunch from yesterday at Auntie Em's look like a tv dinner.ReplyDelete
Now i'm craving for a royal.
okay definitely adding this to my list of places to visit in the LA area, oh man this looks tasty.ReplyDelete
That pic of the burger almost makes me want to go omnivore for a day. Yum.ReplyDelete
us bostonians would call that a gutted burger roll. (or maybe that was just during the Atkins Craze?)ReplyDelete
I'm going to faint just looking at the pictures from drooling too much....ReplyDelete
gruyere makes everything 10x better!ReplyDelete
Yum, yum, yum. Your food is all killing this overly hungry me! :)ReplyDelete
Oh the Royale. WOW.ReplyDelete
Ooh, what a great idea to hollow out the bun! And now I'm torn which CC place to lunch at this weekend. Damn you, WM! :)ReplyDelete
the burger looks divine.ReplyDelete
you had me at french toast, even with the subpar creme fraiche.ReplyDelete