The French Quarter has one more breakfast option as the owners of petite Uptown cafe Toast have opened a new spot, appropriately named French Toast.
According to Gambit, the Decatur Street restaurant from Cara and Evan Benson will do French-leaning breakfast and lunch options every day. The menu takes a similar approach to the existing Toasts, with the staple sweet and savory crepe options (see: lemon curd and cream; gruyere and herbs), and omelets.
Also reappearing on the menu are aebleskivers, a Toast classic — puffy Danish-style pancake balls, served with lemon curd, jam, maple syrup, caramel, or other sauces for dipping.
But French Toast will live up to its name and depart from the other Toast Cafes in one aspect: its menu features three new French toast options, from a classic with berries and maple through to a rich king cake French toast filled with cinnamon cream cheese, and colorfully topped with Mardi Gras sprinkles.
This is the third Toast for the Benson duo, after the Laurel Street original, and the first expansion in 2016, a Fairgrounds location on Gentilly Boulevard.
French Toast is open at 1035 Decatur Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day.
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