Sunday, September 23, 2012

Meli - Melo

362 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 629-6153

Looking for breakfast options in downtown greewich I came across Meli-Melo which means hodge-podge in English. The last time I visited this place, it was a smaller shop, but now it has been converted into a wide open spacious location with large picture windows that open out for that al fresco bistro feeling. And on a bright sunny morning it was quite inviting.

Inside they were playing French music, which I think was a great idea. It made the atmosphere feel lively and happy. This place is a well known patisserie and creperie. It was quite natural for me to start the breakfast with a nice red fruit and cream crepe, which came with a white cheese sauce and red fruit coulis. Fresh tasting, and with just right sweetness this crepe is to be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee.

And a piping hot cappuchino matched up very well with an almond crossiant on the side. Somehow, I have always had cappuchino that is well prepared but is cold owing to the milk froth. Our server, however delighted me in having it made really hot. It made my day.

The almond croissant was very flaky and I was told that these are prepared daily early in the morning. This one was with sweet almond and honey filling. I could taste the freshness in each bite. Crusted with thinly sliced almonds this was served in quaint french motif plates.

Feeling a bit more peckish, I opted for the Pesto Omelet with baguette toast and salad on the side. Complimenting the sweetness of the crepe and the almond croissant, the omelet's mild and pleasing preparation added the required completeness to this filling breakfast. There are several other options in the eggs section, that will need another visit.

And same goes for the pastry selection. Attractively priced brioches, cheesecakes, chocolate eclairs all seemed to jostle for attention in the display. The pictures I took below are tempting me even right now to just make a stop for the sweet fares or perhaps just savor them one after the other.

There are eclairs and tarts enough to give any one's sweet tooth more cravings. Next time surely I will be taking some home, though I doubt they will last the drive back.