CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CAFE L’ASSIETTE OFFERS FRESHLY BAKED PASTRIES AND TARTS, DAILY SPECIALS AND A FULL SIT-DOWN MENU SERVED ON A SUNNY OUTDOOR TERRACE.
Like any French cafe worth its salt, at L’Assiette food is definitely the hero. Its small but inventive menu celebrates the simplicity and quality of the best French food, from classic croque monsieur and salade Niçoise to delicate sweet crêpes.
Owners Romain and Natalie met in a small pizza shop in Chamonix, France. After cooking their way around France, they returned to New Zealand, where Frenchman Romain fell in love with the Kiwi way of life.
Missing the everyday pleasures of French food and pastries, however, he and Natalie were inspired to bring a taste of Europe to the heart of Auckland City.
French-Kiwi cafe classics
L’Assiette’s modern industrial interior is a chic backdrop to the cafe’s eclectic, homely mix of old and new elements. With its comfortable banquettes, whimsical mural and colourful outdoor bistro chairs on the sunny terrace, the effect is cosy French local meets urban espresso bar.
As well as a tempting array of freshly baked goods – gorgeous macarons by Guillaume Nicoli, pastries and tartlets – L’Assiette offers baguette sandwiches to go.
For those moving at a more leisurely pace, there’s a full à la carte breakfast and lunch menu, including French interpretations of Kiwi cafe classics.
L'Assiette is also now open for dinner three nights a week, offering a small but tempting bistro menu plus antipasti and changing house specials.
It's also now licensed and offers French wines and beer – a fitting accompaniment to the simple, excellent fare this fine establishment is becoming known for.
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