If jetting off to the south of France whenever you feel the need for a little luxury in your life is beyond your means (samsies) your prayers have been answered. La Provence Café and Eatery opened this week in Marina Mirage and bonjour fancy French times.
As you’d know everything within Marina Mirage is oozing sophistication and La Provence is no different. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, the space has been put together with pastel yellow and whites, wooden and wrought iron furniture and splashes of sculptured greenery to bring that French vibe to our golden shores.
Owner Marina Panaviaris has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry throughout the country and, luckily for us, recently decided to bring a little French-inspired fun to the Coast.
La Provence offers a well-stocked menu filled with fresh food, the majority of which (including delicious, delicious croissants) is made onsite. There’s all-day breakfast options, plus home-cooked goodness, baked treats and all your French faves. Wash those down with a smooth Campos coffee and it is a happy day friends.
Along with savoury galettes, French pancakes and the crunchiest of baguettes, the restaurant has a roast of the day, burger bar and make-your-own-salad adventure.
We’re all about fresh, tasty bread though because when (sorta) in France. Go the roast chicken, bacon, Parmesan and Caesar baguette and just try not to inhale the whole thing in one bite.
The Spanner Crab Sandwich is also a good time as are every single variety of Sweet French Crepes.
Oh and fans of a little something stronger than coffee will enjoy cocktail ice cream sundaes including the Baileys Chocolate Luxe made with vanilla ice cream and Belgian Chocolate Baileys (aka heaven in a bottle).
So there you have it Coasties, a little piece of France has moved in up north and we highly recommend visiting on an empty stomach.
Oui, we do.
LOCATION: Shop 6 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
HOURS: 7am to 5pm, seven days a week
Words and photos by Kirra Smith