French cafe and Gallery in Melbourne
Just across the Pascoe Vale train station, the striped black and white umbrellas outside 438 Gaffney Street signal something different in the otherwise nondescript street.
Step in and you’ll be greeted with a friendly bonjour, mood setting music, dark sultry walls accentuated by original paintings (all of which are for sale), hanging greenery and the appetizing aroma of freshly baked croissants.
Conceived by Frenchman, Guy Trinquet, an artist, who has also worked in renowned Parisian cafes before settling in Australia, and partner, Kathleen, Le Jolie Café is a friendly cafe and gallery where you get homestyle French food, charm and hospitality.
Le Jolie Café (find out we use Jolie not Joli in this radio interview with SBS French), a rendezvous where locals and customers from further afield meet up for a meal for breakfast and lunch Tuesdays to Sundays.
Here, you’ll find strong locally roasted coffee. Decadent hand melted French style hot chocolate. Smooth, creamy scrambled eggs. Buttery croissants. Sweet and savoury gluten free crepes made to order. Housemade waffles. Golden, crunchy Croque Monsieur. Cocktails, wine and craft beer.
So come on down to Le Jolie Café to enjoy simple and authentic French inspired food surrounded by beautiful paintings. We looking forward to hosting you in our little French corner of Pascoe Vale.