You simply cannot make or buy a better crepe' than at this restaurant. The wonderful smell of the Meditaranian (spelling) is out of this world. Every flavor that you can imagine plus photography on the wall that you can buy. The owner is the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. I bought a framed picture of a dandilion so that I could have a wish for the rest of my life. Also, their Italian sodas are HUGE and tons of whipped cream. Everyone should eat here at least once....or twice....or 100 times! Such a variety that you could go 30 times and never have the same thing twice. Breakfast, lunch and dinner crepes and the consistency of the crepe' itself is unbelievable.. So big that I couldn't even finish mine, but it made for great leftovers later that day!
We have been customers for a long time but were very disappointed on 6/5/2015 when our REQUESTED AND CONFIRMED table request was changed when we walked in the door on 6/5 at 6PM. I guess someone else $$$$$ were greener than mine. This action made us feel like second class citizens.
We had a couple of "other" issues that evening too but the table change really did offend us both and on my wife special day too!
Tried Bo-Ex today and purchased the gyro I have heard so much about. I was a little disappointed. The meat had a strange texture like it was a ground and processed patty rather than a traditional stack of thin sliced meat on a vertical spit roaster. The owners make you feel at home and the portion was great but I'm not sure it was worth the $7.95
My dad took me here as a child and I take my children here. It is so unique. Simple idea that works so well.
Fresh never frozen, Best breakfast in town. Sourdough pancakes, 1/2 lb burgers. The ambience at the "new " Dutch Oven is great, beautiful fireplace and bay window seating. Treat yourself to a great dining experience.
We love this restaurant and eat there as often as we can. It is one of the many great restaurants that have opened recently in downtown Nampa. The food at La Belle Vie is unique and delicious. Definitely give it a try!
Eastern European cuisine at its best. We have never been disappointed in our selections. This is one of our favorite resturants. Keith and Cheryle Brown
Having been to Tres Bonne monay times, I am glad to get to know the proprietors. They add a great ambiance, they make it feel homey. This is not a quiet little restaurant where you can have a date tucked away in the corner, it is a place where you feel you are welcome, a place you can get to know those that are feeding you. To me this is a great change from most restaurant. Great selection of beer, wine, and sake, even specialty meats. The food is very good and keep an eye on the weekend specials, they pick a region for both the food and drink for the night. It can be a little higher priced then some but to me well worth it. I will be back over and over!
I absolutely LOVE this place! Eki & Dusanka are always so pleasant & friendly. This is the only place in town (that i know of) where i can have a cup of Turkish coffee, the food is great at a great price & you are always made to feel welcome. I always take clients, friends & family here if they haven't heard of the Bo-Ex because everyone should experience this wonderful cafe.
Beautiful cafe and great food at a incredible price. Let's hope they expand with a dinner menu! Wine selection is a welcoming addition to the limited wine shops around town...
Le Cafe will always have a place in my heart, but the last three evenings I have been in to share a dessert, I have been incredibly disappointed with the service. The waitress (same one) has obviously been in a hurry to close early on a Saturday evening and spent the majority of her time flirting with customers or chatting with friends instead of serving us. Obviously this doesn't invalidate the entire establishment, but it has been frustrating.
As I age, I have found that I am experiencing less ‘Perfect Days’ than I did when I was younger. Between the ages of 7 – 11, they were the rule rather than the exception to.
Today, however, was one – perfect that is. It was overcast, gray, but not too wet Monday morning. It was the 4th of October but it was the first day that actually felt like autumn (fall has become my favorite time of year as opposed to summer when I was a younger man). I needed to meet with a client to tweak her new website and we both were in the mood for a light breakfast.
I got to choose the spot and I was in the mood for good house coffee, buttery eggs, flavorful breakfast potatoes and crispy, thick lean bacon. Now there are a couple Boise eateries that can fill most and sometimes, even, all that bill; but none can claim the next two items only offered by Le Café De Paris: fresh, in-house made, aromatic, European, east coast bakery – Artisan bread and Pastries. Add these two items to your requirement list and all other establishments fall away.
Nestled right downtown Boise, across from the capitol building and just at the edge of the office district (read: a parking spot is always available nearby) Le Café De Paris is truly a Treasure ‘hidden’ in plain sight. I was running a few minutes late and arrived to find the owner visiting with my client at our table. I was immediately greeted warmly by the hostess/waitress and the owner as he graciously excused himself and wished us bon appetite. There were plenty of available tables at 9:30AM but nearly none by the time we made our departure at eleven.
The breakfast I described above was perfection and not a tad less exceptional than identical orders I’ve had there a half dozen times before (on weekends I am more experimental and will order new items knowing that even if I were to be disappointed, which I never have been; I could correct the situation by ordering one of their incomparable nutella croissants.)
Our meal lasted about 30 minutes and then we proceeded to break out our laptops and get down to business. Although I would not presume to keep our table if there had been a line, we were made to feel doubly welcome by our waitress who continually kept our delicious coffee hot and our water glasses filled. My meal was $8 and I promised our waitress a good tip for her graciousness in an effort to alleviate my guilt for having taken up a table for so long for a relatively small order. She good naturedly reassured me we were fine and as we readied ourselves to finally (and wistfully) leave… she filled my travel mug with one more cup of their excellent French joe. That, my friend, was the topper and made a great morning – PERFECT.
I went there for lunch on December 22, 2010. The ambience was what you'd expect from a French place catering to upper middle class people, what with the rustic look, thin hipster girl service staff, and wine rack in the back room. The food was almost uniformly disappointing. French onion soup was cold. This was so unacceptable that we had to send it back-- and we NEVER do this. Initially someone had blowtorched my wife's soup to achieve the nice crusty look. That's good, but I wasn't so lucky with my serving, and once both orders came back from their suntan in the microwave the soup was still bland and the cheese gloppy. The frites were pathetically undercooked-- nicely crusty on the outside, but rare on the inside-- and my wife's salad was unremarkable, just some leaves with a tasteless dressing. My son had a ham/cheese croissant that was competently prepared (the croissant was, I must say, pretty darn good), but the honeydew/canteloupe that came with it had clearly been sliced at least a day prior and left in the fridge. I do not want to judge my other son's fish sandwich because he wanted it totally plain, but I will say that the brioche on which it was served was pretty good. For $34 (2 adults, 2 kids, no drinks) I was not happy and would call Le Cafe de Paris long on style and short on substance. Sorry guys, but I just couldn't let this sit.
Went because we had a restaurant.com gift cert. but even after the discount our bill was over $40 and there were only 2 things on the menu! The place looks like a tiny grocery store that they threw some mismathed patio table in and called it a restaurant. The owner served every function including making the food with her husband (and eating some with friends at the next table) and she still managed to sit down with us long enough to ruin a nice date night with her complaining about how much she hates living in the States. Wouldn't go back if you paid me to.
Delicious and inexpensive! Love it and will return!
Fantastic food and gracious people! I had the cabbage rolls and borsht - both of which were wonderful. Tasted my sister's stroganoff and it was superb! If you want to experience true Eastern European cuisine - this is the place. I can truly say "It's the best thing I ever ate!" I live 5 hours away, but I'll definitely be back!
Unfortunately the write up in the paper stated they were having food and beer. While visiting the owner also stated the buffet and beer was complimentary. So we ate and had a beer. We decided to purchase a few more German beers and picked out a nice bottle of wine. We went to pay and we were surprised that bill was over $58.00! If I would have known I was paying $18.00 per person for a sausage and kraut, I would have went back for seconds and thirds!! I sure felt like the wool was being pulled over my eyes. Some people shouldn't through around the term "complimentary" when in fact you are being charged. I definatley won't be back because of this!!
We stopped by on a Saturday for lunch an were amazingly surprised at how cool this little French bistro was! It's in a old historic home that is almost 100 years old. The service was the best we have had in a long time and the lunch was incredible but inexpensive. This is a must do place if your in the nampa area
Excellent for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Their sandwiches at lunch are very reasonable and great tasting while their duck is probably the best in boise. Very relaxed and tasty. The only downside is that the service leaves a lot to be desired at times.
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