E and I love mixing up our brunch adventures, and sometimes we enjoy just hopping in the car and driving until somewhere new catches our eye. And that is how we found La Boussole in Manning. The French bakery and cafe is all clean lines but warm feels as you step in the door. Piles of freshly baked goods sit behind the counter, while the cabinets are filled to the brim with sweet French desserts and sandwiches. I was hungry on this particular morning, and although the petite, flaky croissants looked amazing I knew I needed something a little more substantial, so to the menu we went.
The Salmon Baked Eggs immediately caught my eye. I’m a sucker for salmon (as you’d all know by now) and the combination of creamy baked eggs and fresh smoked salmon sounded divine. And I was right! The dish was light and tasty and was served with two thick cut slices of freshly baked sourdough. I’m not sure which of the two aspects of the dish I enjoyed more, but the bread was definitely up there! The baked eggs also featured fresh baby spinach and a large dollop of sour cream. Heavenly. The ramekin was sparkling clean by the time I finished my dish. E was feeling super sweet that morning (like she normally is) so she opted for a traditional French delicacy, the Crepe! Smothered in thick golden syrup and fluffy whipped cream it certainly looked delicious. No complaints on her end, it disappeared pretty quickly too!
La Boussole’s coffee was very much on point, with my large mug of Soy Latte goodness leaving me wanting more. The staff were super friendly too, and for a cafe that has only been open a little over six months you can see they’re making a name for themselves! They also serve lunch and dinner, so if snails are your cup of tea you can find them on the menu after dark. If you are ever in the Manning area do stop by for breakfast or a loaf of bread, you’ll be very surprised.
What is your favourite French dish?