CHEZ MEME BAGUETTE BISTRO
Have you ever been to the restaurant La Bretagne the Original Creperie located downtown Vancouver close to where Kakurenbo or Cow's Ice Cream was? Well the Creperie was known for having some of the best crepes in the city and the nice French lady from the Creperie has opened up Chez Meme Baquette Bistro in Burnaby.
This place has been around for a while now but if you do not live in the neighbourhood it will take some pre planning to have a meal here. Their hours cater to the people working in the area and local residents. They are open Monday to Friday 8- 3pm, and every second Saturday of the month.
I was greeted by the French lady with a bonjour. My French is limited and I wanted to respond back with a Wonder Years quote stating "Voulais vous du beurre". The sandwiches ($8-$10) are served on a nice fresh baguette, with a massive plate of fries and all deserve writing a letter home about. I have tried the beef bourguignon, shrimp cocktail and Nordique sandwiches all of which are very impressive. The breakfasts look incredible but I have always elected to go for the sandwiches. The brioche french toast looks mind blowing and will be the next thing I order. If you want something to really blow your mind try the Nicoise (tuna) salad which is fantastic. The salad is served with boiled eggs, tomato and lightly seared tuna (I believe tuna should only be served seared or raw).
If my poor writing doesn't convince you to go these pictures should. That is one of the best looking tuna salads ever.
I highly recommend you take a long lunch and give this place a try or head out on the second Saturday of the month.