Name: Tiffany Foxx
Restaurant Pick: Ristorante Fratelli Miliano
Bachour was relatively easy to find in the heart of the Gables offering both street parking and valet. I had no problem finding parking right in front on a Friday morning. Immediately I was taken aback by the absolutely stunning flower arrangement around the door, which certainly set the tone for the experience I was about to have. Upon entering, I was promptly greeted by the hostess who ushered me to a table by the window. I was very impressed by the uniformity of the restaurant staff and overall appearance inside. Everything was beautiful, bright, open, colorful, and exuded vibrancy. My eyes were drawn to the dessert display cases and open kitchen in which you can see all of the hard work that goes into producing the both decadent and delicate sugary creations.
Once seated, Simona (who was excellent throughout) quickly came to greet me and take my drink order of a mocha latte. The drink was delicious and to my surprise not too sweet as is normally the case when I order mochas. I proceeded to order the classic eggs benedict (sans prosciutto) and was disappointed when my order arrived with prosciutto as I do not eat pork. My eggs benedict was decent, but nothing to write home about. The flavor was rather bland. Most of the hollandaise sauce was removed with the prosciutto and could be the reasoning behind that. I would definitely opt for another choice on my next visit. The eggs, however, were perfectly cooked and just the right amount of runny. The vinaigrette on the greens that accompanied the benedict was also very good.
Upon finishing, Simona inquired about my interest in dessert. She gave me a brief but thorough walk through of the different options and flavors. I opted for the pecan croissant and was not disappointed. As a person who likes desserts but doesn’t have a giant sweet tooth, I was pleasantly surprised that the croissant was not overly sweet. It had a great flakey crust and was filled with some sort of gooey wonderfulness that complemented the flaky pastry well. Once finished, I requested the check which was very much in line with what I would pay for breakfast elsewhere in downtown at under $30. I made a working breakfast out of my visit and found that it was a great spot to get work done while enjoying a leisurely meal.
It’s worth noting that the wi-fi was fast and I was not pressured to leave quickly as I took my time to enjoy my meal and get work done. The restaurant also has great acoustics and the voices from the various business meetings, laughter, girl talk, etc. all billowed up making it a vibrant and energetic place to get work done as opposed to a dimmer conservative option. I would definitely return here for a light leisurely meal, picturesque meeting, or elevated coffee shop on the day you’re working remote.
Name: Joseph Allen
Restaurant Pick: Golden Rule Seafood
When I came in, I had to use the valet parking. It was $8.00. My salmon benedict and pecan croissant was very good. I sat at the glass counter to watch the staff prep the food. The price was okay, and the place was very clean. My glass was had water all the time I was there.
Name: Rolando Tapanes
Restaurant Pick: Bachour
We visited Sunday at around 11:30 for their brunch. We found parking on-street and were pleased to find that although busy (as most Sundays), they were able to sit us right away. The server came to our table right away and asked for our drink order. We have visited often and are always pleased to find that the servers continue to be friendly and well-trained. We automatically ordered the mimosa’s which are the perfect amount of fresh OJ and sparkling wine. They also have delicious lychee and strawberry bellini’s. We have been there for early breakfasts, lunch and brunch and have had almost every item on the menu. We were pleased to see that they are now expanding into dinner service (although we have not been there for dinner yet). At this visit we started with the Stracciatella which is a soft creamy cheese (like a runny burrata) drizzled with olive oil and some sundried tomato, served with fresh bread. It was delicious!!!!
For entrees, we had the Salmon Tartine, Fried Chicken Sandwich and the Pan con Lechon. All were spectacular. Everything we have had at Bachour are standouts given the quality of the products used. We continue to be impressed at every visit. The quality is always of the highest quality and everything always tastes spectacular. As always, we then moved on to the pièce de résistance – dessert. At our first visit, I recall seeing the cases with each of the beautiful pastries— they looked like pieces of jewelry in the case. I recall thinking, “these are sooo pretty, there is no way they taste good”. I was amazed on that first visit, when I found that they were more delicious than they looked, and we continue to be amazed time and time again.
As a resident of the area, we are thrilled to be able to bicycle there and to stop by at any time to have coffee and dessert, or a quick bite. We encourage all to visit Bachour in order to enjoy all their offerings.
Location: : 2020 Salzedo St Coral Gables, FL 33134
Parking: Valet, Street
Restaurant Owners: Antonio Bachour, Javier Ramirez
Executive Chef: Antonio Bachour
Pastry Chef: Antonio Bachour
Type of Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bakery
Signature Dishes: Pastries
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Yes
Corkage Fee: $20/bottle
Bottle Limit: 2
Monday– 7:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday– 7:00am – 10:00pm
Wedensday– 7:00am – 10:00pm
Thursday– 7:00am – 10:00pm
Friday– 7:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday– 7:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday– 7:00am – 5:00pm
Meals Served: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert
Prix Fix Menu: No
Delivery: Yes - Ubereats
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $35-55
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $35-55
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All major credit cards
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A
Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Cafe, modern
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 120 seats
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes