Batard is a family run boulangerie and café located on Fraser Street. The place features a variety of pastries and bread made in house by the owner himself, Chris Brown. Along with their house-made items, the café also showcases a selection of cheese, curated charcuterie, spreads, and other local goods available for purchase.
The food menu here is quite limited as they only offer sandwiches, soups, salads, and a toast bar. Pretty standard for a café-run business.
Once or twice a month, I grab a drink here while I wait for my boyfriend to get off work since it’s close by. Feeling particularly famished the other day, I decided to grab some food here along with my usual cappuccino before meeting up.
Batard Cheese Souffle ($7.95) Served on market loaf with house made tomato fennel chutney and salad. I decided to go with this sandwich selection upon my boyfriend’s recommendation. The bread was fantastic – nice and airy with a good crumb. To my disappointment, the soufflé was overcooked as it had a lumpy, dry custard-like texture 😦
The tomato chutney was the perfect way to compliment my toast. The taste was really unique with a nice hint of sweetness.
Side salad had a light coat of dressing. Quality of the salad was great!
Cappuccino ($3.50) My cappuccino was thoroughly enjoyable to drink. There was nice velvety foamed milk at the top.
Batard is on the pricier side compared to other competing cafes in the area, but definitely better in terms of quality.
3958 Fraser St