Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, Pompidou Cafe is yet another popular cafe and bistro in the 4171 postcode. With its sunlit interior and well shaded back deck, breakfast is Pompidou’s busiest time. Like so many establishments in the area, it tends to be packed on weekend mornings with those after a reliably good cup of coffee.
As one would expect from the name, Pompidou Cafe has a decidedly French feel – a Henri Cartier-Bresson print hangs on the wall, as does a Gainsbourg movie poster. The lunch menu continues the theme with croque monsieur, steak frites with béarnaise sauce, and duck confit with lyonnaise potatoes.
The breakfast menu is a bit more diverse – home style beans with chorizo sausage and warm flour tortillas, and chickpea and carrot pancakes with hummus and labna feature alongside the obligatory croissants and house made sweets.
Francophiles may also be interested to know that one evening a month the restaurant hosts a three course French dinner (this month it’s Valentine’s Day).