Chocolate Fashion

248 Andalusia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-461-3200
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  • Sun 8am-3pm, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 7am-6pm
  • $
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
True Francophiles swoon when the words "Chocolate Fashion" are uttered. Just one look into the lighted pastry case is enough to make them sob. There are glazed super-size fruit tarts, delicate cakes and cookies as big as a baby's face, and shot glasses of chocolate mousse topped with chocolate macaroons. Had a bad day? Your sorrows will be forgotten after you try a slice of strawberry soufflé cake or devour a guava-cheese muffin. But there's more to this spot than just the confections. It bills itself as a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch, and a bakery, patisserie, chocolaterie, and confiserie (candy store). But "market" should also be added, as they carry everything from Lavazzo coffee to French sardines and rose petal jelly. The menu also offers breakfast items like delicate brioche French toast for $6.95 or flaky quiche for only $3.95. Lunch can include hearty sandwiches that only cost $8.75 or salads ranging from $8.25 to $9.25. Check the website daily for lunch specials, which tend to include one meat dish (like a lamb stew for $12.95), and a fish or low-carb option for about the same price. If your meal doesn't come with bread, ask for it and thank us later. Blessedly the poor service encountered at many local French joints is absent here. You'll get your meal without a hint of snobbery. The décor is forgettable. As for the eatery's name, well, who knows what it means. And who cares? You didn't come here to talk; you came here to eat.

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