If you are looking for an authentic French bistro, stop your search. This hidden nook in Hialeah has a certain je ne sais quoi and quaint ambiance that is inviting to any guest. La Fresa Francesca is a wine bar and restaurant serving French cuisine with a Latin twist spreading unique flavors.
The moment you step inside the little gem, you will notice the French signs, antique furniture and elegant lamps adorning the space. It feels like you just arrived to a French village somewhere in the South of France.
La Fresa Francesca is not your typical French restaurant boasting expensive à la carte fares. This hidden eatery has a curated menu with traditional French meals mixed with Cuban flavors.
The petit cafe has a gourmet market including things like mousse of foie gras, truffle butter, black rice from Camargue and wines made from organically grown Bordeaux grapes.
According to Miami Herald, the chef Benoit Rablat learned his culinary skills in Paris and welcomes locals with his wife Sandy Sanches who was raised in Hialeah.
Hialeah is best-known as a Cuban neighborhood but this is one of the hottest French restaurants in South Florida. The Cuban meets Parisian-inspired menu features things like guava bellini, guava jam and creme fraiche crêpe, dulce de leche and condensed milk glaze Crêpe and more.
Of course, you will see traditional food like foie gras mixed with a Cuban pastelito and escargots with garlic butter. But, their dessert is the finale to this exceptional food adventure. The Made in Miami "Friece Creme" is a mix of vanilla, espresso, passion-fruit brittle and strawberry Elderflower sorbet that will remind you why mixing cultures is essential to the culinary arts.
A little trip to France is not that far away. This is one of the most intimate and cozy brunch spots if you want a relaxing time while tasting good food. We promise your French friend won't be disappointed.
La Fresa Francesca
Address: 59 W 3rd St, Hialeah, FL 33010
Hours: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday - Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. // 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. // 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why you need to go: This restaurant serves authentic French cuisine in a quaint atmosphere.