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Published February 19th 2018
Crepes, coffee and a taste of France
Cafe De France serves delicious French food in the middle of Westfield Miranda. Locals should be aware that there has long been a French cafe in Westfield (there once was two of them, one on either side of the centre) - but did you know that this classic French cafe has been given a stunning new storefront, complete with updated menu? If you haven't visited for a couple of years, now is the time to make that trip to Miranda and sit down for a coffee and a crepe.
On the menu you'll find a range of French crepes (sweet or savoury), which are all made fresh to order. You can even see the staff cooking the crepes on the large crepe pans at the counter. If you're not in the mood for a crepe, you can order a classic melt or a sandwich with fillings of your choice. From my experience, De France is typically very accomodating if you want to add or remove ingredients from menu items, which is great for picky eaters. There is also an all-day breakfast menu on offer, including a classic big breakfast or a breakfast crepe filled with scrambled eggs and bacon. You'll also find coffee, chai lattes and milkshakes on the menu, along with cold drinks and self-service tap water inside the cafe.
Before you leave, you can't go past the dessert cabinet. Of course, this is what France is widely known for (their pastries and sweets). Though I've never been to France myself, I can tell you with certainty that the sweet treats on offer from De France are absolutely delicious.
A small word of warning: much like the rest of Westfield Miranda, the cafe gets extremely busy at lunch hour on weekends. If you can, visit during the week at an off-peak time, and you might have an easier experience with ordering and getting food quickly. Apart from this, Cafe De France is a real gem of a spot for breakfast, lunch, or coffee and cakes.