Nestled in at the end of the Miami Avenue shops, sits Cafe Longet. A delightful French restaurant in Venice.
Upon walking in, the restaurant was bright and welcoming. We were seated and given menus which had a number of delicious descriptions of dishes. We decided to start with the naughty french fries and for entrees, I went with the CAB (chicken, apple and brie on a baguette, my husband and sister went for the Marseille Crepe and our friend went for the BCB (Angus burger with swiss and bacon).
The fries were unlike any I have had in the area. They are cut like thin steak fries so that they are crazy crispy and served with melted raclette cheese and thinly sliced prosciutto.
The CAB was a deliciously seasoned grilled chicken breast with thinly sliced apples, bites of brie and sweet honey mustard with lettuce and tomato on the best baguette I’ve had in the area. The bread is all made in-house. For those that understand the difference between northern bread and bread here, the crust was spot on and the interior was light and fluffy. I chose the house salad on the side; mixed greens with their house dressing and a delicious seed mixture.
The Marseille Crepe is a buckwheat crepe stuffed with a scrumptious creamed leek and topped with perfectly pan-seared scallops. I almost regretted not ordering it myself.
Our friend ate in silence, just in awe of his burger. He said that it was cooked well with caramelized onions and a secret sauce.
I don’t know why we waited so long to try this place. It may have been our first visit, but it will not be our last. Add this to our hometown favorites!