Á la Maison Grand – one of the city’s most attractive breakfast restaurant. For the lovers of Eggs Benedict this is the real heaven.
Á la Maison specialises in slower, more tranquil and relaxed breakfasts. The environment is ideal: it lacks kitsch, it has simple white plates, a vaulted ceiling restored to its original state, and a spacious parlour. The pleasant atmosphere of Á la Maison and the relaxed feel to the place comes, in part, from the fact that the owners are siblings, and the partner of one of them also works there. Service is courteous and by no means pushy.
Let’s start with the salty selection: egg plates in every version from the simple ham and eggs to the gourmet’s fave Eggs Benedict, classic French breakfast plate, egg-coated bread with extras, sandwich variations including grilled cheese options, wraps and the breakfast of the house, which comes with a wine-marinated duck liver paté. The Italian delicacies, like the bresaola, the prosciutto cotto/crudo and the mortadella are all imported from Italy. The lunch menu can be soup+sandwich or soup+salad, available in a wide selection. The pastries are superb, the croissant is baked on site, and the glass counter holds a changing cake and cookie selection too.
When it comes to the sweets, we have to talk about the holy trinity of waffles, French toast and American pancakes, since it’s the strongest point of Á la Maison. Everything tastes authentic, the butter on point, the marvelous maple syrup is the real deal, and the blueberries aren’t the defrosted deep frozen kind. The French toast is available in several versions and it’s a huge portion, enough for two. The American pancake is thick and soft, like they do it in the States. There is also oatmeal and muesli – if you can withstand ordering one of the brutal desserts. One little disappointment is – the coffee is not the best but they can prepare your latte with plant-based milks (coconut, almond, rice or soy) as well.
And good to know – the place is busy so make sure to get a reservation in advance.
Call: +36 20 618 7580
NEW ADDRESS 1052.Szervita tér 3.