Café Bastille, South Florida’s all-day French café, is poised to open its first Miami Beach location on Tuesday, February 20. Located just a stone’s throw away from the beach on Washington Avenue, the restaurant occupies an intimate 1,300 square-foot space with a Parisian-inspired all-day brunch menu and next door bakery.
Inside is a cozy and modern 30-seat dining room, furnished in Café Bastille’s signature style, featuring gold and white accents throughout, Parisian-style wooden chairs, and a serene sage and basil color palette. Outdoors is a bustling 20-seat patio, offering prime people-watching views in a relaxed setting.
Echoing its downtown counterpart, the restaurant also features an adjacent bakery and juicery which offers an ensemble of freshly baked goods, pastries and drinks for guests on the go as well as special french baguette sandwiches, done the “french style”, made with turkey, brie cheese, and apple, apple, steak and cheese and the very classic ham and cheese. The menu has tartines such as the Breakfast Tartine, served on brioche bread with a fried egg, turkey bacon, avocado, tomato, arugula and spicy mayo; freshly-made baguette sandwiches such as the Steak & Cheese, featuring a shaved beef filet, arugula, tomato, pickled onions and cheese spread served on a buttered baguette; and a plethora of pastries like the Dulce de Leche Cruffin, and Nutella Croissant.
“After years of anticipation, we are absolutely thrilled to finally unveil Café Bastille’s newest location in the beautiful backdrop of South Beach. This endeavor has been a labor of love, and seeing it come to fruition fills us with immense joy,” said Estelle in a statement. “As we prepare to open our doors, we eagerly anticipate not only sharing our unique spin on brunch but we’re also looking forward to forging meaningful partnerships within the Miami Beach community.”
The menu is carefully curated with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and each dish is crafted from scratch. In addition to Cafe Bastille fan-favorites, the restaurant is rolling out a handful of new menu items that cater to diverse tastes, featuring ample portion sizes, light bites, savory homemade specialties, healthy and vegan options as well as a selection of freshly baked crispy pastries.
Guests can start the culinary journey with an assortment of pancakes and French toasts, with two newly-launched dishes: the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, featuring a cream-cheese glaze topped with sugar cookie crumble and butter whipped cream, and the first and only gluten-free Oats & Berries Pancakes topped with with vanilla-honey Greek yogurt, shaved dark chocolate and candied walnuts. Other sweet options include the Sweet Start menu, with dishes such as the Crêpe Express made complete with strawberries, banana, nutella and butter whipped cream; Crispy French Toast Bites, topped with fresh berries and butter whipped cream; Dave’s Croissant Pudding, with chocolate, nuts and berries; and the Red Velvet Pancakes, one of Café’s Bastille’s best sellers as well as the Stuffed Nutella French Toast.
The globally inspired Eggs & Co. section introduces international flavors, such as the Breakfast Croissant made with organic cheddar eggs, bacon jam, tomato confit, spinach, avocado and spicy mayo; Frank’s Famous Hash made with fingerling potatoes and beef filet; Bae’s Shakshuka, made with three organic eggs on a jerusalem bagel; and Turkish Eggs with roasted garlic yogurt, organic poached eggs, kalamata olives, heirloom grape tomatoes, feta, mint, cucumbers, and smoked chili oil on a Jerusalem bagel.
An an assortment of egg benedicts are also available, all served on top of a croissant with a side of crispy breakfast potatoes, such as the Florentine, a fusion of two organic poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and sauteed spinach; Roasted Turkey, with brie cheese, tomato, and avocado; Country Ham, with bacon; the Smoked Salmon, topped with avocado and crispy fried capers; and the Florentine, a vegetarian alternative served with sauteed spinach.
Guests stopping by for lunch can opt for sandwiches such as the recently-introduced Truffle Croque Madame, a classic French dish, served on brioche with truffle bechamel melted gruyere, prosciutto and field greens; and the updated Jerusalem Salmon Lox open face sandwich served with chive cream cheese, avocado, tomato, cucumber, fried capers, onions on Jerusalem bread. The brand-new Steak and Egg Bowl offers a protein-packed punch, featuring rice, beef filet, spinach, avocado, cucumber, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, feta, a sunny-side-up egg and smoked chili oil served with a side of cilantro aioli. For those looking for healthier and lighter options, three healthy yet filling salads include the Classic Salmon Nicoise, Chicken Ceasar and Pricioutto Tomato Mozza.
The drink menu offers a variety of crafted smoothies, cold-pressed juices, shots, coffees and other specialty drinks and cocktails. Noteworthy sips include the Acai Miami smoothie, a tropical blend of acai, banana, strawberry, mango and coconut water, and the nutritious Kicker, a cold-pressed juice consisting of superfoods like kale, celery, pineapple, apple and ginger. Other specialty drinks include the Strawberry Matcha Latte, served hot or ice and the French Toast Cappuccino, served with a crispy French Toast Bite. Hand-crafted libations include the Berry Rum and Crush – the latest addition to the cocktail offerings – which is a blend of rum, raspberry, mint and lime. Or any classic cocktails like Lychee Collins, Espresso Martini and Blueberry Basil Mule.
Café Bastille is located at 538 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Café Bastille is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins only.