Metissage is a French style bakery, with a quiet small garden at the back and a big hall where you can have a coffee, take a simple lunch or drink you tea in the afternoon. You can also find some “épiceries fines” like ham and charcuterie, free range chickens eggs, artisan yogurt, honey and jam, and French cheese of course.
We enjoyed the garden on a sunny Sunday morning and chose one of the weekend brunch menu with strawberries juice, coffee, brioche de tête with blackcurrant marmalade, granola with yogurt and the same marmalade, scrambled eggs baked in the oven (I supposed) with tomatoes and provençal herbs, served in a small pan, accompagnied by home-baked french baguettes served still warm. Sure we are far form the best baguettes one can find in Paris and the ingredients have nothing exceptional but all in all it does the job, easy too eat and perfect for a simple Sunday morning brunch.
I loved the brioche, honestly I don’t know if we can find something better somewhere else in Santiago. The brioche is gold-coloured, with a fluffy inside. I like eating it by pulling little by little and watching the inside separating, smelling the butter and mixed eggs flavours.
After the brioche, I went for the granola. Generally I’m not a granola breakfast kind of girl. But I can make an exception for this one: pumpkins, puppy and sunflower seeds, walnuts, cranberries…lightly toasted then put over the silky yogurt.
The strawberry juice with no sugar added was fresh, tangy (might be too much for some) and thirst quenching, perfect for this hot summer day !
Cherry on the cake, the service was great, especially considering how croweded it was down there.
We paid for all these about 13 dollars per person, tip included, so for having a nice and generous brunch for two.
A good adress, reasonable price for simple and generous bakery foods, just what you need to confort you after a long working week.
Avenida Vitacura 3187, Vitacura Santiago
Tel: (2) 2263 3780
Opening: Monday-Saturday: 8am-8pm, Sunday: 8am-2:30pm