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Best of Canberra – French toast

By Bec Cuzzillo - 26 May 2015 21

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French toast is one of those decadent weekend breakfast dishes from my childhood. My parents used to make us French toast when we didn’t quite make it through the loaf of bread that week and it was starting to go stale.

These days I’m more likely to have French toast when I’m out for a weekend brunch with friends and I’m finding the stuff they are serving in some of Canberra’s cafes is a definitely a step up from the humble lemon and sugar French toast that we used to have at home. 

This week I am looking for Canberra’s best French toast. This delicious eggy bread phenomenon comes in many forms. Some people have it savoury, others like it sweet. Sometimes it’s made with a fancier bread like brioche or even croissants. For me, it’s always been sweet and all about the topping – whether it comes with strawberries, caramelised banana or maybe even bacon on the side, in my opinion, it should always be drowned in maple syrup.

So tell me Canberra – who makes the best French toast in town?

To vote, let me know who serves up Canberra’s best French toast in the comments below. I’ll try the two most popular places and let you know the verdict in next Monday’s Taste Off article. 

What’s Your opinion?


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Best of Canberra – French toast
astrojax 2:03 pm 27 May 15

JimCharles said :

Tara490 said :

Alexandra Craig said :

I like the french toast at My Cafe in Manuka, they have an option of sweet or savoury. 🙂

I never order French toast from cafes as I only like it as a savoury dish.

Hear hear !
I’d never had it sweet even in France, but asia pacific region seems to do it as standard in hotels and bars. It’s almost like a pudding.
Fried up with a little salt and plenty of pepper, crispy bacon, sausage and black pudding, spoonful of beans and half a tomato.

you’re on jim, so when am i coming to breakfast? [where do you source your black pudding?]

Rollersk8r 11:09 am 27 May 15

I’ll put in another vote for Stand By Me. Outrageous french toast is their thing!

Milly Withers 9:57 am 27 May 15

Milly Withers said :

I’ve had great French toast both at the Cupping Room and at Fox and Bow. Both outrageously indulgent – like three servings of dessert for breakfast.

I was at the Cupping Room this morning and they don’t have French toast on their current menu, sadly. In other news, the ricotta hotcakes are just as OTT and delicious.

Alexandra Craig 9:30 am 27 May 15

JimCharles said :

Tara490 said :

Alexandra Craig said :

I like the french toast at My Cafe in Manuka, they have an option of sweet or savoury. 🙂

I never order French toast from cafes as I only like it as a savoury dish.

Hear hear !
I’d never had it sweet even in France, but asia pacific region seems to do it as standard in hotels and bars. It’s almost like a pudding.
Fried up with a little salt and plenty of pepper, crispy bacon, sausage and black pudding, spoonful of beans and half a tomato.

I mix and match with sweet and savoury – I get mine with bacon and maple syrup 🙂

Patm 8:38 am 27 May 15

It is easy to repeat the same dish over and over again, no matter how good it is. Stand By Me Lyons wins hands down for me. Every week they change their French Toast and it is always awesome. The whisper is that this week they are doing Peanut Butter and Jelly French toast. Will be lining up for that one.

JimCharles 8:13 am 27 May 15

Tara490 said :

Alexandra Craig said :

I like the french toast at My Cafe in Manuka, they have an option of sweet or savoury. 🙂

I never order French toast from cafes as I only like it as a savoury dish.

Hear hear !
I’d never had it sweet even in France, but asia pacific region seems to do it as standard in hotels and bars. It’s almost like a pudding.
Fried up with a little salt and plenty of pepper, crispy bacon, sausage and black pudding, spoonful of beans and half a tomato.

kittyscratch 10:32 pm 26 May 15

I have tried French Toast almost everywhere I have been that serves it. Stand By Me in Lyons is a stand out for me. The Cupping Room had the most amazing french toast but I don’t think it is on their current menu.

Lenski 4:30 pm 26 May 15

+1 for Penny University, Kingston 🙂

Tara490 3:57 pm 26 May 15

Alexandra Craig said :

I like the french toast at My Cafe in Manuka, they have an option of sweet or savoury. 🙂

I never order French toast from cafes as I only like it as a savoury dish. Will be trying My Café in Manuka, thanks! 🙂

golden_youth 2:20 pm 26 May 15

Ezy said :

I am going to sound like a broken record here – Stand By Me in Lyons have a french toast on the menu, but they give it a unique spin every now and then so each time you visit you will have a different version in front of you.

YES! I’m glad you mentioned this. Stand By Me is hands down a standout.

Daffodil 12:37 pm 26 May 15

Milly Withers said :

I’ve had great French toast both at the Cupping Room and at Fox and Bow. Both outrageously indulgent – like three servings of dessert for breakfast.

Fox and Bow’s French toast is served topped with Turkish fairy floss and gelato. That’s enough to make it a winner!

alloneword 11:43 am 26 May 15

Penny University in Kingston.

Ezy 10:31 am 26 May 15

I am going to sound like a broken record here – Stand By Me in Lyons have a french toast on the menu, but they give it a unique spin every now and then so each time you visit you will have a different version in front of you.

Alexandra Craig 9:17 am 26 May 15

I like the french toast at My Cafe in Manuka, they have an option of sweet or savoury. 🙂

Milly Withers 8:36 am 26 May 15

I’ve had great French toast both at the Cupping Room and at Fox and Bow. Both outrageously indulgent – like three servings of dessert for breakfast.

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