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Victoria Brown Café

Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho

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Overall Rating

  • Ambience 65%
  • Service 70%
  • Food (Execution) 90%
  • Creativity 90%
  • Value 85%

Details for Location Reviewed
Victoria Brown Café

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho Address: Costa Rica 4827

Telephone: +54 11 4831-0831
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Coffee - Bread - Pastries, Sandwiches-Salads
Service Type: Table Service
Price: $$$
Menu items offered: Breads and Pastries, Coffee, Desserts, Egg Breakfast Dishes, Espresso, French toast, Hamburgers, Salads, Sandwiches
Hours: Unposted

Restaurant Details
Victoria Brown Café

Locale: Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho Address: Costa Rica 4827

Telephone: +54 11 4831-0831

Restaurant Type: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Coffee - Bread - Pastries, Sandwiches-Salads Service Type: Table Service Price: $$$ Menu items offered: Breads and Pastries, Coffee, Desserts, Egg Breakfast Dishes, Espresso, French toast, Hamburgers, Salads, Sandwiches

Hours: Unposted

Summary

Creative casual-fare menu with British personality. French toast is the best! Other menu items good too. Regrettably, service is average at best and the place is a bit shabby.

Resumen del crítica

Creative casual-fare menu with British personality. French toast is the best! Other menu items good too. Regrettably, service is average at best and the place is a bit shabby.

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Restaurant Review for Victoria Brown Café

 

Review by: Ollie O
Rating: 4.1 stars
Review Date: 11/09/2017

Victoria Brown is one of the most popular bars in Buenos Aires. In keeping with the trend of giving a bar a “speakeasy” personality, the bar created a small restaurant / café in a single small room with about four or five tables to serve as the “false-front” for they speakeasy. At the back of the café is a brick wall that hides a clever concealed entry to a massive, trendy bar, that’s elaborately decorated and cranks out some of the best and most expensive cocktails in Buenos Aires.

I’ve passed through that little café dozens of time to gain entry to the bar, never giving much thought to what was going on in that front room.

Well, oddly enough, that small space is an excellent café and restaurant open from 8 am in the morning until the wee-hours, serving a wide-range of breakfast items, including a full-scale eggs and bacon breakfast and the best French toast in the city, perhaps in the universe. They also have a variety of sandwiches and salads served at lunch and early evening.

Back in the States we typically eat our pancakes, waffles and French toast at breakfast, and prefer things like big brownies topped with ice cream, cheesecake and banana pudding for dessert. French toast is for breakfast! And the norm is to put butter and maple syrup atop those breakfast items, leaving the whipped-cream, nuts and Nutella to top off a dessert later in the day.

So, I don’t typically go for the Chantilly cream and strawberries Porteño chefs put as the crowning touch on my sacred breakfast items. I’m always asking, “Where’s the butter and syrup?”

But the French toast at Victoria Brown threw me for a loop. It’s got two big, thick slices of French toast, perfectly caramelized, sandwiching a layer of this sweet, heavenly cream cheese mixture. Then they cover that with the syrup. This rendition of French toast was great. I didn’t miss the butter at all. Perhaps the best French toast in existence.

And if tasting great wasn’t enough, the cooks crowned that baby with a tiny edible flower petal to make it look like something Alain Ducasse would send out in Paris.

The sandwiches and more savory breakfast items are just about as impressive although not near as pretty. The cooks are cranking out some really good casual dining fare in this place.

I regret to say that although the food shines at Victoria Brown Café, the ambiance ruins the luster. The décor is a bit shabby and they forgot to hire someone to clean the place. Good grounds for firing a manager!

Service was adequate but uninspired. What a shame that ambiance and service drag this otherwise great little restaurant down.

But if you can overlook not being at the Ritz, the French toast is to die for!

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