Monday, September 16, 2013

Du Jour Bakery 09-05-2013

Location: 365 5th Ave. BK
Time: 12pm
People: RB, CK and myself

Feelings: If you are looking for a charming bakery cafe that features the following:

-quality French pastries and desserts
-liquor license means craft beers, wine, bloody mary
-brunch and light lunch menu around $10
-coffee shop vibe
-baby friendly but serene enough for adults
-nice bathrooms (x2)
-outdoor seating
-free wifi
Du Jour Bakery may be your spot.

Du Jour, a seemingly simple Brooklyn bakery offers more than muffins, scones, bread pudding and croissants in a spacious setting. The focus is definitely on their beautiful desserts, but savory delights like cheddar scones and quiches also cause the neighborhood clientele to salivate.

In addition to the bakery selections of French and American pastries, they offer weekend brunch and a daily lunch menu. Using seasonal ingredients, their salads, soups, eggs, sandwiches and mac and cheese are simple yet flavorful and clean.

Assorted breakfast pastries dish (3 for $7.50) is a great way to try their hearty pastries. Flaky almond croissant is a must. Monkey bread (authentic monkey bread) is perfectly sticky and sweet. They are known for their Boston cream donut if you are seeking creamy scrumptious goodness.

RB's croque monsieur ($10.95) was crispy and flavorful. It was a bit heavy on the bechamel, but that is his personal preference after all. The sandwich was accompanied by a well seasoned and fresh salad.

Du Jour is open daily from 7am to 7pm. We'll certainly be back for more coffee and pastries.

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