Sunday Brunch with a French Twist at Mercat Bistro

07.10.2015 by: Sarah Edwards
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For the past two years, Uptown has been a little more Parisian with the addition of Mercat Bistro. Stepping into Mercat Bistro’s dining room is transporting. If you aren’t charmed by the dreamy music, dark walls, and sunny window seats, we bet the mismatched antique china at the table setting will put you over the top. Mercat Bistro also offers shaded patio seating if you prefer to sit outside.

Mercat Bistro is the perfect spot for an al fresco brunch.

Sunday Brunch has recently been added to the meal offerings, so we were excited to check it out. Mercat Bistro lives up to the French reputation of only serving fresh baked pastries. We arrived around noon and were able to claim the next-to-last croissant in the restaurant. If you want a guaranteed pastry, arrive early! Maybe nearly missing out on the croissant made it taste better, but it was pure flaky, buttery goodness. A creamy latte and croissant were a perfect way to start the meal. Along with coffee and espresso drinks, Mercat Bistro offers a variety of alcoholic brunch beverages like mimosas and a Violet Fizz.

A latte and a croissant are a great start to brunch. 

Brunch entrees range from the classic Eggs Benedict and omelets to the France-meets-Texas Hatch Chili Crepe. The Eggs Benedict is a delicious choice with salty ham, creamy poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. It is served with a generous green salad.

A classic Eggs Benedict with a simple green salad.

Don’t be intimidated by the Hatch Chili Crepe. Our server recommended it and the chilis give it just enough heat to balance the cheddar cheese and eggs. A drizzle of creamy sauce makes this crepe a deliciously savory way to start the day.

The Hatch Chili Crepe is a great Texas-meets-Paris meal served with breakfast potatoes.

Mercat Bistro also offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday.

{Mercat Bistro Official Site}

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