One place I’ve been told to visit many years ago can finally be crossed off my list – Café Salade de Fruits. This authentic French bistro features all your staple French food items and some interesting ones you may not find anywhere else in the city. You can’t get more authentic than being in the same building as the French Cultural Centre!

I came for lunch with Nathalie, still pretty busy for the middle of the day.

Café Salade de Fruits escargots
We started off with Escargots. It came out piping how and drenched in butter and garlic. Is there anything more appetizing than food thats packed with garlic? I think not. The escargot has a nice bounce to them but not overly chewy.

Café Salade de Fruits steak frites

I ordered the Steak Frites. It comes with salad as well and it’s a generous portion for lunch. The steak is cooked whichever way you prefer and then drizzled in their gravy.

Café Salade de Fruits
Medium Rare

The gravy has an interesting flavour to it- it’s brighter than most gravies with a hint of a citrusy/floral flavour to it. The fries are nice and crisp and cooked perfectly and the salad was a welcome balance to this dish.

I’m definitely coming back for dinner to try more items!

Food 5

Service 5

Value 5

Ambiance 4