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Breakfast food steals the spotlight here, although I enjoyed a couple of decent sandwiches, served on baguettes. Thin slices of slow-braised beef tasted good with arugula, crispy shallots, and a thick layer of horseradish crème fraîche, while herb-roasted turkey was combined with Parmesan aioli, pancetta, and watercress. Both came with a choice of chips or fruit, although it was worth the extra buck for an add-on salad (mixed greens with vinaigrette; ripe slices of tomato with capers, Parmigiano shavings, herbs, and olive oil; or baby spinach tossed with fava beans, pecorino Romano, pancetta, and lemon Dijon vinaigrette).

Meanwhile, savory pastries straddled both sides of the menu. Under breakfast, I liked "The Prosciutto," with Brie, apples, and caramelized Belgian endive on a puff pastry. And for lunch, I enjoyed a couple of cheese and vegetable-filled tarts, both baked in a buttery crust. Luckily, they're all available at any time of the day.

Palatte pleasers: "The Egg," served on a puff pastry, with a cup of "cawfee."
Jackie Mercandetti
Palatte pleasers: "The Egg," served on a puff pastry, with a cup of "cawfee."

Location Info



606 N. 4th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1527

Category: Restaurant > French

Region: Central Phoenix


Porridge: $5.50
Frittata: $7
Sweet potato pancakes: $7
Sausage mishmash: $8
602-462-9400, »web link
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Palatte, 606 North Fourth Avenue

Palatte is definitely a welcome addition to downtown. With a few more tweaks, I think it'll be rockin' the house in no time.

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