The spot : Jolie Cantina
Location: 241 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: 718 488 0777
Cuisine: French -Mexican, Nuevo Latino
Instagramable: No, not really. Unless you sit outside in the summer.
What we ate : Michelle - Le Burrito Organic Chicken (spicy)Organic chicken( scrambles eggs, poblano, spinach, rice, black bean, Oxaca cheese, crema fresca) topped with requeson cheese, pico de gallo, yucateco salsa Drink: Peach Bellni
Kela - Lobster Benedict -Fennel, cilantro, tomato-habanero sa_ron salsa, topped with crema fresca & requason cheese Drink: coffee
Share : Brioche French Toast, Agave syrup, mixed berry marmelade
Average wait time: We arrived just a couple of mins before the kitchen closed for Brunch. No wait time.
Ambiance: Contemporary eclectic Mexican atmosphere in a cozy romantic bistro.
Brunch hours: SATURDAY - SUNDAY 10 am - 4 pm
Review: On this Sunday afternoon, I just couldn't organize myself to get up and out. I stayed in bed way past my usual time on Sunday afternoon. As I laid in bed with my laptop, I just happen to find Jolie Catina. As I surveyed the website and reviews, my interest was piqued. Jolie Cantina is NYC's first and only French-Mexican bistro Born in Brooklyn, and family owned and operated since 2011. If you know me you know, I can always do Mexican. It is one of my favorite cuisines, but Mexican with a French- flare now that was interesting! It was motivation for me to get out of bed, get dressed and call Kela to see if she wanted to try this new spot because "food tastes better when you eat with friends". Brunch is just one of the things I do for myself on my day off that gives me time to recharge my mind and connect with friends. I spend a lot of time away from home; it is essential for me to do something that helps me enter the week ahead refreshed!
When we arrived at Jolie Cantina, it was just a few moments before the restaurant closed for brunch. Of course, after a little pleading, the servers were graceful enough to seat us for Sunday brunch.
After reviewing the menu, I finally settle on the breakfast chicken burrito, and Kela decided on the Lobster Benedict. As always we decided to get something sweet to share. Brunchnista rule #1 is to order a sweet and savory dish for optimal brunch enjoyment!
For appetizers, we had sugar- cinnamon coated churros stuffed with Cajeta ( a slow-cooked Mexican caramel sauce) that were so delicious I requested another serving. The crunch of the churros and the combination of the caramel sauce bursting onto your tongue with each bite was heavenly!
Even though my Burrito was not the most adventurous thing on the menu it was tasty! The french toast while not the most photogenic were full of flavor and the mix berry marmalade was a pleasant addition to traditional french toast! My only complaint is that they could have been warmer. Kela savored her Lobster Benedict and reported that they were outstanding she would definitely return for brunch. Out of all the restaurants, I visited this summer this is at the top of my list. I am biased since I love Mexican food so much, but I don't think you will be disappointed visiting Jolie for brunch. In theory, pairing French and Mexican cuisine wouldn't work, but Jolie captures both cultures perfectly. It works! Oui! ¿Por Que No? #xojolie
Rating: 🍴🍴 🍴🍴 out 🍴🍴🍴🍴🍴