Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lunch on Key Biscayne

When Laurie, Dawn Marie and I went over to the Miami Seaquarium, see (, we decided that we should first stop for lunch.  So, to check out our options, we drove past the Seaquarium and continued on over the Rickenbacker causeway to nearby Key Biscayne. 

We found this little place in an upscale 2-level strip center.  La Boulangerie is a bakery and sandwich shop and my subsequent research revealed that it rates 4 ‘stars’ out of 5 on Trip Advisor. 

It is very casual inside…with a couple of bakery counters and a few tables.  There were tables in use outside as well.  Orders are placed at the counter and when your food is ready, they deliver it to your table.

I ordered the Roast Beef, (Corazon De Alcachofa Y Queso Parmesano), described as prime roast beef, marinated artichoke hearts and parmesan cheese. ($11.95) The bread was very fresh and had a nice crunch to it.  The ingredients worked well together and I did enjoy this sandwich…

Dawn ordered the Quiche of the Day which came with a little salad.  I didn’t note the price… As you might notice, Dawn took a couple of bites before Laurie took the photo.  Rating = Good!

Laurie’s sandwich choice was the Estilo New Orleans Con Mayonesa Creole.  It’s described as thin slices of black forest ham, fresh tomatoes, a layer of sliced imported Genoa salami, red onions, lean roast beef, lettuce and Creole mayonnaise. ($11.45) She really liked the nice bread…hard to find great bread in eastern Tennessee…and she gave the sandwich two thumbs up.

Dawn decided to order these 3 cupcakes for dessert… I’m not a cupcake (or cake) person and I wasn’t impressed.  However, Laurie and Dawn enjoyed these treats.

La Boulangerie actually has quite an expansive menu…surprising for this type of eatery.  In addition to the sandwiches, (14 choices, $10.45 - $11.95), there is the Soup of the Day ($5.45); 10 ‘dinner’ salads ($10.95 - $12.45); 13 Homemade Pasta dishes ($10.99 - $14.99) and; 7 Hot Platters and Sandwiches ($10.95 - $12.45).
This isn’t an inexpensive bakery and sandwich shop…but the fresh bread and quality ingredients add value to the meals.  Also, we’re talking Key Biscayne here with its expensive real estate and high end residents!  La Boulangerie is located at 328 Crandon Boulevard.  Phone: 305-365-5260.  To check out a variety of opinions provided by La Boulangerie’s customers, go to Trip Advisor at
Just click on any photo to enlarge it…
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave 


  1. Ricas comidas el quiche está tentador,te invito a mi blog para que conozcas comidas típicas de chile mi pais receibe muy bien a los forasteros,abrazos hugs,hugs-