AU COMPTOIR

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2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 569-2278

Web: http://www.aucomptoir.ca/

Twitter: @Au_Comptoir

Advice: No reservations, open 8am-10pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed Tuesdays.

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Bonjour! Walking into this classic Parisian café with it’s well dressed good looking servers who for the most part are fluent in French, encompasses this French bistro experience which you are going to enjoy. Owned by friends, Maxime Bettili and Julien Aubin, they have talented Executive Chef  Daniel McGee running the kitchen who has been cooking French food for much of his career. They have created a beautiful space for diners to enjoy with a nice bar up front and a large kitchen in the back for the chefs to do what they do best, cook up classic French dishes with modern twists. There is a rotating pastry case featuring a selection of French desserts that is replenished throughout the day which is going to tempt you to indulge.

Pane Chocolat

Pane Chocolat

Espresso Macchiato

Espresso Macchiato

Leek Tart

Leek Tart

 The Duck Confit

The Duck Confit

I visited for weekend brunch, starting off with a delicious Pane Chocolat that was flakey and just perfect, along with a Espresso Macchiato which was served with a delicious financier along side. I then had a delicious Leek Tart with feta cheese, fricasse with lightly salted potato chips; followed by The Duck Confit with potato and apple hash which was outstanding, delicious flavours and tender duck with a hint of apple, this dish usually comes with a poached egg on top, I had mine without the egg.

You’ll find different menus for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch which is going to make you want to dine there all day, eat French food and sip on coffees and wine!

Review by: Richard Wolak

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