Le Butterblume: cute coffee spot with amazing dishes in the Mile-End

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Le Butterblume (2018)
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Le Butterblume (2018)
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Le Butterblume (2018)
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Le Butterblume (2018)

Restaurant: Le Butterblume
Date: Tuesday January 23rd 2018
Table for: 2

During one of the snow storms this winter, I got to work from home 🙂 So, since I was in the Plateau for the day, I figured, why not take advantage and have lunch at a nice spot nearby?

I’d been to Le Butterblume once before and loved it. My friends recommended it to me, especially the ravioli soup and their homemade sourdough bread and they were delicious. Its no surprise then, that I re-ordered those two items and we also picked a few more from the menu to try out as many things as possible.

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Le Butterblume (2018)

Let’s start with Le Butterblume’s German ravioli stuffed with spinach & pork, chicken dashi, onion confit & parsley oil soup, which is always on their menu (well, at least its been on it for the last year and a half or so). I love this dish. It is so yummy, rich and flavourful. The raviolis are huge and full of delicious pork and spinach, the broth is full of flavor and there’s lots of fresh herbs (dill and parsley) which I love.

Next up, Le Butterblume’s amazing homemade sourdough bread. We ordered just a slice, to eat with one of the dishes and it was so good and so filling. A must try!

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Le Butterblume (2018)

We chose the bacon and cheddar scone too, which was very good. Everything was very well balanced and flavourful. The scone was rich and flaky, full of delicious bacon and yummy cheddar.

Alright, so for the next two dishes, I forgot to write down what they were and take a photo of the menu, so I’m relying heavily upon my memory.

We had another soup, which was like a thick and creamy Thaï curry soup, with vermicelli and mussels. I really liked this soup, as it was full of flavours and delicious. The Thaï curry went very well with the seafood taste of the mussels and all the textures and flavours were on point.

We also had a slice of roasted butternut squash, topped with some fresh cheese, more fresh herbs (dill and parsley), pine nuts and a couple more ingredients I can’t quite recall. Needless to say, this dish was also delicious. Again, all of the flavours went together perfectly.

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Le Butterblume (2018)
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Le Butterblume (2018)

As we were full, we skipped on dessert, except I got a latte to go. I didn’t love it, there was something a bit off for me in terms of the taste, but there was definitely some strong coffee in there.

Overall, we had a delicious quick lunch at Le Butterblume. I always like to come back and enjoy the German raviolis, but I liked that I was able to taste a few different dishes this time around, as I was with Alex (versus coming with friends). I’d love to come back and try some more plates! And I’ll definitely be back for some more German raviolis and homemade sourdough bread. I have my own criteria when it comes to reviewing restaurants, which I also use on my Instagram account (@elisebgravel). It’s very simple, there are only three points: the quality of the food (on 10), the price (from $ to $$$$$) and the following question: would I go back?

So, here is my review of Le Butterblume:

Food: 9/10 
Price: $$ 
Would I go back?: Yes!

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Le Butterblume (2018)

UP NEXT: my zucchini noodles and shrimps recipe!

*All photos and opinions are mine

 

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