Café Bastille, South Florida’s cherished 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 yet stylish 1,300 square-foot space, exuding contemporary elegance from the moment guests step through the door with an Parisian-inspired all-day brunch menu and next door bakery.
Inside Miami Beach’s newest gem 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, imbuing the space with a timeless charm and inviting ambiance. The allure extends outdoors to a bustling 20-seat patio, offering prime people-watching views in a relaxed setting.
Echoing the success of its downtown counterpart, the restaurant also features an adjacent bakery and juicery which offers a delectable 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 boasts irresistible 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,” says Estelle. “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.”
Set to redefine the brunch experience in South Beach, the menu is carefully curated with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and each dish is meticulously crafted from scratch. In addition to Cafe Bastille fan-favorites, the restaurant is rolling out a handful of exciting new menu items that cater to diverse tastes, featuring ample portion sizes, delightful light bites, savory homemade specialities, healthy and vegan options as well as a selection of freshly baked crispy pastries.
Guests can start the culinary journey with a tempting 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 and flavor-packed 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 delectable 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. For those looking for a nutritional boost, 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 complements every meal with a variety of crafted smoothies, cold-pressed juices, shots, coffees and other specialty drinks and cocktails. Noteworthy sips include the Acai Miami smoothie, a deliciously 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 speciality drinks include the Strawberry Matcha Latte, served hot or ice and the decadent French Toast Cappuccino, served with a crispy French Toast Bite. Elevate the brunch experience even further with hand-crafted libations like the Berry Rhum and Crush – the latest addition to the cocktail offerings – which is a refreshing blend of rhum, raspberry, mint and lime. Or any classic yet so refreshing cocktails like Lychee Collins, Espresso Martini and Blueberry Basil Mule.
Café Bastille is located at 538 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139. It 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.