A Little French Brunch at Madame SouSou

January 17, 2012

Is there a happier way to start the weekend than meeting girlfriends for brunch? Giggling and gas-bagging over glorious coffee and eggy goodies? I think not.

My girls and I have placed particular importance on brunch and dinner dates recently, as in six weeks time Peta is moving to France. Of this, I am completely supportive, yet at the same time I am completely sad to see her go. I am also endlessly envious. France? Really, Peta? It’s too much. It’s just far too fantastic.

So where should three ladies brunch in anticipation of one of them leaving for France? Madame SouSou, of course.

Oui, Madame!

As soon as I saw the darling cane French Café-style chairs in neat little rows out the front of Madame SouSou, I felt like I was back in Paris. It truly is a beautiful sight, one that sends my heart aflutter. As I stepped through the double doors and onto the classic black and white checkered floors, I positively new I was back in Paris. It’s terribly charming.

Anyone who loves Paris will find the decor absolutely intoxicating. Allow yourself to sink into the sublime setting and you’ll truly feel as though you’ve been transported to the City of Lights, just casually grabbing a coffee and croissant before heading out for a spot of shopping and frolicking in the Jardin Du Luxembourg. So it’s best to dress nicely while visiting Madame SouSou. You’d hate to find yourself unkempt in Paris. Tsk tsk..

Lovely Coffee, silky smooth skinny latte.

French Toast for all three of us…

Pain Perdu: Almond, Raisin, Chocolate Brioche with Poached Pear and Fromage Blanc. This was divine – soft and balanced, with the sweet, cinnamon-kissed flavour of an escargot pastry and the creamy, yielding texture of a bread and butter pudding.


I cannot wait to have another little French brunch at Madame SouSou. And after further perusing the menu I’m lusting after a French dinner…just a little Bistro love one of these nights. A little taste of Paris, perhaps. Yes I think so.

Oui, Madame.

Heidi xo
  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

    oh my lordy. That French toast looks too divine!!!

  • lucent imagery January 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Oh i love when you are magically transported back to another place. Oh the food in Paris, sigh! What an amazing journey your friend is going on. I think i could handle moving to France!

  • Madeleine January 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

    oh that looks delicious. breakfast/ brunch is my favourite meal to have out, it just starts the day on such a good note 🙂

  • Leah January 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Oh wow that place looks amazing, *drools*

  • Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy January 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    What a wonderful place! I would love to go here with my girlfriends!

  • Blithely Unaware January 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I LOVE Madame Sous Sous and especially love Le Cellier their lunch spot next door, they have the most amazing baguettes there.. GAH… I drool thinking about them.


  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella January 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    What a great choice Heidi! And I'm drooling at that Pain Perdu! It looks so delectable 😀

  • Hannah January 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Well yes, sure, France is wonderful, but we know where you'll be in six weeks, and it's far more exciting. Mrs Mrs! 😀

    This one is getting the tick from me! Dressing up to chat with lovely girlfriends amidst Parisien decor? Yes, please. xo

  • Michelle Chin January 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Man, I miss having pain perdu and the likes. Can't have too much of it though. ;(

  • Kath (My Funny Little Life) January 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Is there anything more lovely than having brunch or dinner with good friends? Probably not.

  • Heidi January 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Lisa – 'twas amazing!

    lucent imagery – me too!!

    Madeleine – doesn't it just 🙂

    Leah – new fav!

    Anna – it's great!

    Blithely Unaware – um, how did I miss this?! thanks for the tip 😉

    Lorraine – totally drool worthy 😉

    Hannah – hehe yes, you're right! It's great – all the best things, right? 🙂

    Michelle – nope, it's certainly a "sometimes" food!

    Kath – agreed. probably not 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Iron Chef Shellie January 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    oh my…. i think i've just died. what an amazing brunch!!

  • DawnieP January 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Oh goodness I love your pictures, I am actually hungry just looking at them, they look amazing!


  • Ashley January 19, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Oh wow! I did not realise these guys did brunch! That french toast sounds absolutely delightful! Thank you for bringing them to my attention now…! 🙂

  • Cass @foodmyfriend January 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Yuuuumm!!! That french toast looks crisp and delicious!

  • Heidi January 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Michele – you must get there yourself, lovely!

    Dawnie – thanks, the food was absolutely delicious!

    Ashley – you're so very welcome 🙂 you always tell me about fabulous places, nice to return the favour!

    Cass – perfection 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • KittyCate January 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    This brekky looks amaaazing! Lovely photos xx

  • The InTolerant Chef January 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Mmmmm…… Sublime indeed!