My fiance and I were in the mood for a light brunch this weekend. We visited Cafe Henri, a charming French cafe in Long Island City. It has a very relaxed atmosphere with an etching of Henri, the owner's dog on the glass window. The cafe feels very inviting and filled with details like artworks and vintage chandelier that is reminiscent of a Parisian cafe.
The brunch menu has a great selection of French comfort food and variety of sweet crepes. Many people said their Eggs Benedict was really good, so we ordered the eggs benedict with smoked salmon served alongside a salad. And what did we think? Three words: We love it! In addition to the Eggs Benedict, we also ordered the Les Escargot and French Onion Soup. They are flavorful and beautifully presented. The escargot came in a very flavorful garlic butter sauce that was so divine. Everything was fantastic and if you are looking for a light French meal then look no further. Go check out Cafe Henri.
1010 50th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11109
Cafe Henri entrance
We started out with orange juice
Allen didn't know what to ordered yet
The vintage chandelier look
Gratinee A Oignon – French Onion Soup
Les Escargot – snails baked in garlic butter
La Saumon Fume – smoked salmon, egg, salad, mayo, basil on baguette.
He's getting full
Cafe Henri – Reminiscent of a Parisian Cafe In New York City
Lily Chen Says:
Sep 5th, 2011 07:27 | Reply
Oh…your pics make me drooling! They look so delicious!
And I always love your pics, the color, the composition…
If you are not so far, I really would like to invite you to be our wedding photographer.
Sep 5th, 2011 14:51 | Reply
Well documented brunch. The French always know how to make food. Fantastic photos Sarah.
Sep 6th, 2011 05:08 | Reply
OMG. That looks amazing. Beautiful pictures as always and I swear I’m always hungry whenever you post food pics.
Sep 6th, 2011 08:43 | Reply
Love all the pics! Would love to have a bite of that sinfully-looking escargots!
My Kafkaesque life Says:
Sep 7th, 2011 15:28 | Reply
Awesome drool provoking photos. You will make all your followers drool and make their laptops flooded
Sep 12th, 2011 00:39 | Reply
Hi! Nice place! And nice pics! Have a great week! See ya! A.
Sep 14th, 2011 16:04 | Reply
It’s going well! This summer I finished a couple projects. And how about you?
Oct 8th, 2011 21:17 | Reply
It appears you’ve a preference for French cuisine.
I just went to French-inspired restaurant for brunch with mom today and she had an escargot appetizer, which was her very first time. I realized that you’d always 6 per order, since the dish is designed with 6 small craters.