There are few (if any) things I love more than brunch. It’s the perfect way to decompress and replenish after a night of drinking and dancing. Of all the brunch spots in our beautiful city, my unparalleled favorite is Bar Tartine on Valencia.
You can imagine my heartbreak when it was closed for renovation. Two Sundays ago I brunched at Bar Tartine to check out their new and improved spot. I’m happy to report that they’re back and better than ever.
The space has expanded to seat more guests but still maintains their chic, modern, and oh-so hip vibe. On this particular day we started with a basket of their famous levain bread (from their sister bakery . . . you might have heard of it) served with some supremely soft butter and a pot of fresh mint tea. It was so soul satisfying I could have stopped right then and there, but of course, I didn’t.
My friend ordered the Walnut Bread French Toast served with candied walnuts, maple syrup, crème fraîche, and bananas. The sourness of the bread was the perfect contrast with the sweetness of the syrup and bananas. My other buddy ordered the Eggs Benedict with Ham, Rosemary Hollandaise, and Arugula served on slices of Tartine brioche. It was quite possibly the best eggs benedict I’ve ever had. The hollandaise was packed with flavor but not overly heavy and the addition of the rosemary took it to a whole new level of deliciousness. I ordered the breakfast salad topped with two poached eggs. It was garnished with shaved bacon, summer squash and delicate herbs—refreshing and delicious.
We of course ordered a side of bacon for the table too.
With its stunning space, perfectly portion plates, and hot new look, there’s no better spot to spend a lazy Sunday morning than over a plate of deliciousness at Bar Tartine.
P.S. Remember to reserve ahead, lines can get lengthy … but it’s so worth the wait, trust me.