‘Black as night, sweet as sin.’ – Neil Gaiman
Le Jolie is a charming café located in Pascoe Vale, right next to Pascoe Vale train station. Le Jolie’s menu gives a positive nod to French delights, featuring sweet and savoury crepes, and for those who revel in cheesy, calorific delights, there’s the Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame.
I ordered the avocado tartine, which featured smashed avocado, marinated feta, fresh tomato salsa, olive oil, salad greens, multigrain toast. I added a poached egg on the side because what is the point of breakfast if it doesn’t feature a gooey egg? The flavours were fresh and light and perfectly balanced.
My ma went with the “Le Jolie Bacon and Eggs” which was served in a sweet, bouncy brioche bun. It was brimming with delicious cheese and scrambled eggs and a good go-to when you want a big breakfast served up in a bun.
The coffee at Le Jolie is deeply robust and creamy . We each knocked back down 3 cups each which is an unprecedented amount of caffeine so early on a Saturday morning.
Le Jolie will be soon offering art classes run by the owner, Guy Trinquet, whose wonderful art adorns the walls of the café. While not a local to the area, I will be sure to return whenever I find myself in Pascoe Vale again.