TC and I went to Ladybug for breakfast this morning.  Ladybug is a consistently great little cafe that I’ve been to many times.  This morning TC went for the Eggs Benedict with bacon and I went for the Croque-Monsieur, each with a coffee.

The Eggs Benedict comes in a variety of choices (salmon, crab, bacon) with the option of eggs being firm or easy.  They are served with a side of crispy potato cakes.  From past experience I know these to be excellent, with a fresh and very tasty Hollandaise sauce.

I tried Ladybug’s Croque-Monsieur (essentially grilled ham and cheese on bread) for the first time and found it to be a great combination with a perfect portion size.  On the side was a couple of small lettuce leaves and a cherry tomato, effectively as a garnish.

The cafe is busy, even at 9:30 when we arrived.  The layout is very clean and comfortable.  The service is pretty quick, including getting a bottle of water and a couple of glasses to the table very promptly.

In addition to excellent breakfasts and brunches, before you leave I recommend picking up some of their pâté as it is fantastic.  Add some spelt flour sourdough bread for a great snack.

Definitely recommended.