Goodbye Weekend Breakfast Sandwiches at Fleur de Lis

The excellent egg-cheddar-bacon-tomato breakfast sandwich at Fleur de Lis.

I was at Fleur de Lis last weekend and learned a few things that were new to me that I thought I’d pass on. First, in case you were unaware, the bakery/cafe has been under new management for several months now and adjustments have been ongoing. Along with the new manager they’ve had some staff turnover, too. And the large, memorable piece of furniture that served as a kind of bar near the front of the dining room is no longer being used in the cafe space. Fun fact: that furniture was from the original library that occupied that building before they vacated to the new one that is a block away.

I spoke with the manager a few weeks ago when there was a SNAFU with my breakfast sandwich, and they were really nice about it, and even refunded my money. Anyway, she confirmed my suspicion that something was different about the place, and assured me that customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to them.

And speaking of breakfast sandwiches, one of the things I learned over the weekend is that they are discontinuing their breakfast sandwiches on weekends. I’ve been a huge fan of their egg, bacon, cheddar and tomato confit (sometimes fresh tomato) on Ciabatta sandwich for months and love picking one up any time during the week, so I’m a little bummed that the sandwich is off the menu on weekends. The good news is that they’ll be offering their sandwiches on weekdays, so I’ll just have to get my fix M-F.

Pretty good biscuits and gravy at Fleur de Lis these days.

And that brings me to the second thing I learned, is that they have put together a weekend brunch menu they are pretty excited about. They are eager to serve up things like Pumpkin French Toast (soaked in a pumpkin cinnamon-custard batter and pan fried), Biscuits and Gravy (sausage gravy, with eggs), Harvest Bowl (squash, beets, farro, red onion, kale, swiss chard, tahini dressing, topped with an egg), a Croque Madame, and more. No doubt some things will swap out with others depending on the season. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, 8am-3pm.

I didn’t have a chance last weekend to try their brunch menu items but I’m looking forward to stopping in when I have a little more time on my hands.

Fleur de Lis Bakery & Cafe, 3930 NE Hancock Street, Portland
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Bridgetown Bites is written by Meg Cotner, a food loving freelance writer, editor and published author in Portland, OR.

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