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The French Hen Cafe
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We were initially planning to try a restaurant called (The Neighborhood Cafe) for our Christmas Eve brunch.

But the place was closed for the pre-holiday.

So I found a place called The Uptowner Cafe, but when we called to make sure they were open, we found that they were open only until noon; it was already 11:30 am when we called.

So this, The French Hen Cafe, was our third choice, and I almost glad that the first two did not work out (well, I’ve never been to the other two places, so I’m sure we will check them out some other time).

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It looks so cute from the outside.

They do a great job with the flower boxes.

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Well, here is probably why.

There is a flower shop right next to the cafe, in the same building, and you go through the flower shop to get to the cafe.

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The inside of the cafe is cozy and comfortable.

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And they have the three things I would make sure to have if I ever had my own restaurant: fresh flowers on tables, linen napkins, and a jag of water for each table.

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My coffee, with Terry as a hand model.

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The breakfast menu is not huge but interesting.

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This was Terry’s Bahn Mi Benedict.

Delicious and beautifully presented.

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My Creole Market Hash.

Absolutely DELICIOUS!

Everything was perfectly cooked, and the plate was full of vegetables.

I liked that they have Brioche as a choice of toast, too.

Later our server brought their homemade raspberry jam, which was very good, too.

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I’m typically reluctant to go to a restaurant for breakfast, because I often feel like I could make the same thing at home (and maybe better).

So the brunch at this cafe was such a nice treat, because the menu was a bit unique and everything was just perfect, flavors, execution, atmosphere, and service.

I will definitely go back, hopefully soon!

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