Colette Grand Café

Colette Grand Café | Toronto

It was summer of 2014 when Colette Grand Cafe made it’s debut in Toronto, opening it’s doors to King West socialites looking for modern French cuisine, polished tableware and french-country decorations. The newly opened restaurant debuted with a bakery-café, a lounge and a formal dining room. The bakery is open daily from 7am-6pm catering to the “on-the-go” crowds and coffee aficionados with a selection of delicious french-inspired goodies made daily. The lounge and dinning area are open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and dinner service on weekends. Crowds come and go to experience a dinning affair to remember in a place that boasts luxurious décor, comfortable sitting and perfectly put together wait staff. For those looking for a romantic night out, a late-night dinner with friends or simply a quiet drink with appies, Colette is the place to be and be seen.

Colette Grand Café | Toronto

The food is certainly one of those affairs to remember, with perfectly plated dishes, table bread that is buttery and a must-have, a menu that is well thought-out with dishes that are delicate on the palate yet explode with flavour on bite. Having had a fair share of French dishes, Colette impresses ones taste buds with brilliantly crafted meals, like the Tartare de Veau. A veal tartare delicacy made with fresh herb pistou (a Provençal cold sauce made from cloves of garlic, fresh basil and olive oil), horseradish, hard-boiled egg and grilled seeded sourdough.

Colette Grand Café | Toronto

And if classic dishes is what tickles your fancy, a highly recommended one is the Lobster Bisque. A decadent soup served with butter-poached lobster, parsnip purée, herbs and semolina dumplings with caramelized leeks. The dish screams modern French like no other.

Colette Grand Café | Toronto

For the not-so fancy crowd pleasers, look for a quick bite in L’Hamburger, one of the simplest yet tastiest dishes to go with and part of Colette’s “Plates de Résistance”. The infamous burger is served on a basil and chili compound butter with tomato horseradish condiment, crisp frites and aioli dusted with paprika.

Desserts on the other hand are truly the pièce de résistance at Colette. Having a full bakery on the premises does have its benefits, so desserts are never optional at this french-inspired restaurant.

Colette Grand Café | Toronto

The Soufflé aux Chocolat Pour Deux is the “it” dessert menu item. Taking close to 20 minutes to prepare as suggested by the chef, this warm soufflé with grand marnier crème anglaise is suggested as a dessert for two for its chocolaty decadence, rich flavours and fluffy batter.

Colette Grand Café | Toronto

And if looking for a less decadent dessert, be sure to check out the Vanilla Ice-Cream Profiteroles made with caramel cream and warm chocolate sauce. A small yet delicious treat that is sure to end ones meal with a voilà!



Until next time Foodies!

Buen Provecho,
Foodies Inked.


Dining Experience: Dinner
Venue: Colette Grand Café
Specialty: French style
Location: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Menu Items: Tartare de Veau, Lobster Bisque, L’Hamburger, Soufflé aux Chocolat, Vanilla Ice-Cream Profiteroles
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