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Bastille Day: Five French Eateries in Miami for the Non-Elite

"Let them eat cake."

These immortal words supposedly spoken by Marie Antoinette still live on today, but now we can take them literally. On July 14, 1789, inspired by the American revolution, the French people finally rose up against King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, stormed the Bastille, and kicked the aristocracy out on their rich asses. Celebrate this victoire du peuple by eating an inexpensive, delicious French meal at one of these Miami locales on Monday.

See also: Eden in Eden French Cafe: Try the Vegan Croque-Monsieur

Never enough Nutella.
Never enough Nutella.
Photo by Lee Klein

A La Folie Cafe

Who can resist a Nutella smothered crepe? Nobody, that's who. In honor of the French, indulge in one of these Nutella smothered crepes at A La Folie Cafe. The Cafe will also be celebrating Bastille day with a special menu by Julien Herrisson. In true European fashion, A La Folie is also having a $20 all-you-can-drink wine and beer special. As the french say, Sante! RSVP for the festivities by calling 305-538-4484.

See also: Ten Best Nutella Dishes in Miami

 

Raspberry tart ($3.95)
Raspberry tart ($3.95)
Photo by Emily Codik

Buena Vista Deli

Dejeuner is literally translated as "to breakfast" or "to lunch" in French. There's no place to get a better petit-dejeuner than at Buena Vista Deli. Any French staple can be found at this casual eatery, but try the blueberry tart (or any tart, for that matter). You also cannot go wrong with a quiche and salad combination. They also opened up a specialty chocolate and wine shop next door, where each bonbon costs $1.50.

Crepes for days.
Crepes for days.
Photo by Natalie Molina

Cafe Bastille

Get your independence on at the aptly named Cafe Bastille, which evokes Parisian chicness in the heart of downtown Miami. Here, you can get a sweet or savory crepe with anything your heart desires. In addition to the extensive crêpe menu, the restaurant offers more traditional bistro fare such as escargots ($8.50), Niçoise salad ($8.50), steak frites ($16), and moules marinières ($13).

 

The dilemma: Croissant or baguette?
The dilemma: Croissant or baguette?
La Sandwicherie via Facebook

La Sandwicherie Brickell

A sandwich is a universally understood concept, and it was arguably perfected by the French people. If you are perchance craving a late-night croque-monsieur, La Sandwicherie is the place to go -- it's open daily until 5 a.m., making it a favorite Brickell stop after a long night of partying like it's 1789. Try any of their fresh, oversized sandwiches on French bread which they will toast to perfection. You can also come for breakfast, or really any time during the day. The menu also features a variety of smoothies and juices to go with your sandwich.

Quiche Courgettes ($8.60)
Quiche Courgettes ($8.60)
Photo by Shelly Davidov

Eden in Eden

Meats and cheeses are basically the foundation of French fare, but the nice people at Eden in Eden have made it possible for vegan and vegetarians to enjoy the deliciousness of French cuisine. The restaurant prepares French classics like the croque-monsieur sandwich ($8.70) and quiches without the use of cream, butter, and cheese. Ingredients are fresh and organic, so you can still eat here while being healthy.

Long live les animaux, and long live France!

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A La Folie

1701 Sunset Harbor Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-672-9336

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La Sandwicherie Brickell
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Eden in Eden

1248 SW 22nd St.
Miami, FL 33145

305-244-2840

www.edenineden.com

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Cafe Bastille

248 SE 1st St.
Miami, FL 33131

786-425-3575

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Buena Vista Deli

4590 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137

305-576-3945

www.buenavistadeli.com


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