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I had the day off work today and decided to venture into the busy capital city (Port-of-Spain) with only one thing in mind – to visit this local pastry café that I’ve heard so many great things about: Pêche Pâtisserie. A friend and I organised to meet for breakfast/brunch and so, with “belly in hand”, off we went.

Located on Picton Street, this orange coloured building with cream shutter windows, is on the left side heading northwards, just before you reach Marli Street. The carpark only caters for 3 vehicles, so we ended up parking further down the street.   

NOTE: Check the street signs as parking is only allowed on certain days on either side of the street!New-to-me Restaurant: Pêche Pâtisserie – MAR 2013 (#8)

New-to-me Restaurant: Pêche Pâtisserie – MAR 2013 (#8)

With anticipation we went inside. This exciting bistro with such a big reputation is what beheld us. The famous local chef, Kalil Ali, is the owner, main baker/chef for this establishment. Throughout our morning we caught glimpses of him very busy, coming back and forth, but unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to actually meet him. Next time though 🙂

We were seated and menus brought to us. There were a couple of dine-in patrons, but most of the customers who came in and out, were for take-out orders – those who had called in beforehand and those who came in just to order.

003 DSCN2933aaWe sat admiring the descriptions on the menu and the masterpieces that were coming out of the kitchen, making our decision on what to order even more difficult.

New-to-me Restaurant: Pêche Pâtisserie – MAR 2013 (#8)

Mushroom Duxelle Sandwich

Mushroom Duxelle Sandwich

For drinks, we decided on a double Espresso and a café latte.

New-to-me Restaurant: Pêche Pâtisserie – MAR 2013 (#8)

I’d been feeling for omelette all morning so finally decided to satisfy my craving with the ‘Mushroom Duxelle Omelette and Brioche’.

Mushroom Duxelle Omelette and Brioche

Mushroom Duxelle Omelette and Brioche

My friend decided on the Local Trio which included Bhaji, Tomato Choka and Saltfish Buljol with 5 grain Toast.

Local Trio

Local Trio

Both choices were enjoyed thoroughly. The mushroom omelette satisfying my morning craving and the Local Trio, especially the Saltfish Buljol, was filled with enticing flavours.

My overall experience with Pêche Pâtisserie was 4.0 out of 5. We left this bistro feeling relaxed and at peace and even started planning when our next visit could be.

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