My first experience at Figaro Bistrot was less than what I expected but I suppose I wasn't happy with the final outcome of that particular trip, perhaps I knew there was something more to be had at Figaro Bistrot than the heavy omelet I ordered on that first fateful visit. It very well could have been the charm that brought me back, whatever the reason Tummy was convinced all on her own to give it another go.
Like the first encounter the basket of bread with butter and jam came out first, and like the first encounter, by the same waiter.
Tummy and Mr. Borscht decided to sit in the bistrot dining area opposed to the lounge area, in the bistrot the light was better, the din was louder and the atmosphere more awake.
A couple of freshly squeezed orange juice, absolutely delicious and sweet- a good start to a morning of second chances.
But however good the orange juice is it can't wake you up like a shot of espresso can, Tummy ordered a single shot of espresso topped with whipped cream, though it's not quite as good as Midi Cafe's Vennoise, it still hit Tummy all in the right spots.
Mr. Borscht ordered the smoked salmon scramble with capers, which came with a side of potatoes and lightly dressed greens. With an ample amount of smoked salmon and capers the dish was delish, accompanied by the rosemary potatoes which were subtly flavored with rosemary, the breakfast potatoes were near perfect.
Tummy smartly decided to stay away from omelets, afterall, omelet is what she had on her first encounter which decidedly was not to her expectations. And so this morning Tummy decided on the croissant sandwich with scrambled eggs, scrambled with tomatoes and bacon, the croissant sandwich dish also came with breakfast potatoes and a green salad.
The croissant was crusty, flaky on the outside, moist on the inside, the scramble egg filling with fresh bites from the tomatoes and the saltiness from the bacon was... Perfect!
After eating 1/3 of the sandwich Tummy began to feel relief, so Figaro Bistrot wasn't bad after all, simple a dish that wasn't to her taste is what happened the first time around. Needless to say, Tummy and Mr. Borscht happily full left Figaro Bistrot, a lightness in their step- perhaps it was the charming atmosphere and the delicious food that put a pep in their step? Or perhaps it was the mere fact that Tummy was indeed looking for the good at Figaro Bistrot and found it? Whatever it was doesn't really matter because Tummy and Mr. Bistrot would be going back again.
The Damage: $41.71
2 Orange Juice
1 Croissant sandwich
1 Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon & capers
Espresso with whipped cream
1802 N. Vermont Ave
LA CA 90027