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Best Contemporary French Restaurants in Essendon


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A photo of La Fantaisie restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary french • Abbotsford
La Fantaisie, located on Victoria St, is a noteworthy destination for authentic Australian cuisine. It's a favorite among visitors and locals alike, highly commended for its attention to detail, exquisite presentation, and incredible customer service. The menu is eclectic and delicious, combining fresh ingredients with innovative cooking techniques for a stunning gastronomic experience. Reviewers continuously praise the brunch offerings and the aesthetic ambiance at this charming cafe, even claiming it as their favorite. From the Snow White and Butterfly Pea Lattes to the blue crab chili scramble, La Fantaisie is recognized for its 'Instagram-worthy' drinks and food. The dedicated and accommodating staff have been lauded for going above and beyond, even checking each ingredient for potential allergens. Regardless of being an urban haven from the bustle outside or a venue for special occasions, La Fantaisie is a choice spot for fans of Australian cuisine.
A photo of Jour Cafe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary french • Collingwood
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Welcome to Jour, Inspired by Continental cafés and French flair, Jour is a mélange of old and new, a contemporary take on Vintage style. The bright light interior, reminiscent of days spent on the Mediterranean coast, sets a peaceful sunny ambience. At Jour Café it is eternally "Day".Jour is located on Keele Street in Collingwood (next to CIBI), just off Smith Street. Our modern take on the classic and beloved French cuisine has a strong focus on the environment and local produce. At Jour we will always source our ingredients from suppliers providing sustainably farmed produce, using organic when possible.The menu is skillfully crafted by our head chef Natalie Smith and features an imaginative, seasonal, and predominately plant-based selection of French influenced fare. Alongside our a la carte menu, we offer a large variety of organic French style pastries, all made in house.
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