At the corner of Brunswick and Bell Streets, a step away from the 112 tram.PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
A petit slice of Europe is on offer in this classy establishment with a seductively suave French feel about it. The warm, enveloping ambience owes a great deal to soft amber lighting from the impressive candelabras and a good smattering of French-inspired decor in the form of arty deco posters, marble-topped bar and dark wood panelling. Smartly attired waiters are knowledgeable and attentive, but not obtrusive, as they guide you towards a suitable wine to accompany a menu of classic French fare. See and be seen as you take petit dejeuner
outside in the sun with European style seating (tres chic!
). Madame SouSou excels at breakfasts – try the corn cakes or the pear, fig and walnut French toast with cinnamon mascarpone and honey.
Dinner options might include crispy confit duck with red cabbage and sour cherry jus, crumbed pork cutlet with fennel, celeriac and apple remoulade, or the “braise de jour”
– a sample of the day’s best market-fresh offering. Well chosen side dishes are equally appetising and include crisp kipfler potato wedges fried in duck fat which are particularly hard to resist. Finish simply with an elegant apple tarte tartin or vanilla creme brulee. Madame SouSou is a smart and stylish bistro that rises equally to the task whether it be a lazy, indulgent Sunday brunch or special occasion dining.