Saturday, August 9, 2014

Linh Café

The Linh Café has recently opened its doors as a “new” brunch spot in Kits. I use quotes because I’m not sure if it’s an entirely fresh creation, or a rejuvenated version of Café Régalade, which used to occupy this location. I don’t know the actual story, but there seemed to be clues that there were strong ties between the Linh Café and its predecessor. The first clue was that the pig décor remains (actually, almost all of the furnishings were still the same). The second clue was the some of the brunch menu items seemed very close in nature to the previous menu. The final clue was that my breakfast was served in the same execution as before – in an oven-hot, cast-iron skillet served atop wooden planks covered with the classic red gingham paper.

My Paris Breakfast, while obviously not intending to be an authentic Parisian breakfast (i.e., it’s not coffee and bread), was appropriately decadent: grilled tomatoes and ham topped with gooey cheese and sunny up eggs, served with French baguette and delicately dressed greens. My breakfast was also representative of the amazing-looking ham and cheese croissants on display. My friend made a bold claim and announced her Hanoi Breakfast was the best Pho she had ever tasted. She loved the rich beef broth, lightly seasoned with five spice.

Whether it’s reborn or an original, the Linh Café is welcome.

2836 West 4th Avenue
Brunch hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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