Petit Bocal, Sandringham, Auckland
Petit Bocal was the choice of the morning for a picturesque catchup breakfast. It’s located away from the city hustle on a quiet part of Sandringham Road, making for a relaxed start to the day. Due to the early hour we didn’t have any issues having our choice of table, although I’m told it does get busier later in the day. I found Petit Bocal to be a nice little hidden gem of a cafe with friendly service and we were pleased with the food. My crepes were delicate and tantalising and the menus for lunch and dinner looked as excellent. The evening platters also sounded enticing and it would make for a great spot for an after work tipple.
My dish was the sweet french crepes ($15) with matcha green tea, pistachio, blueberry and maple syrup. The matcha sounded interesting in crepe form, although the end result was much more subtle than I was anticipating. Still very good and the fruit additions made for a balanced and light little start. The serving size was about right for this time of the morning and made for a happy camper in me.
Gabe went wacky with his ordering having four sides, consisting of tomatoes, bacon, sausage and potato gratin ($19). It all looked pretty good and three sausages is quite decent for the price.
A good little start to our day in a highly comfortable and casual ambience. Good food and would be keen to check out it’s evening game as well.