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Little Frenchie Offers Croque-Monsieur and Burgundy Snails in Coronado

Jessie Wade Smith | August 16, 2019 | Food & Drink


Stationed in Coronado’s historic Beaux Arts-style Pacific Western Bank building, Little Frenchie conjures French cafe culture at its finest. The 1,600-square-foot space incorporates cool coastal blues, cream tones and plenty of foliage. Centered around classic French cuisine and updated with lighter preparations for Southern California palates, the all-day eatery does not disappoint. Enjoy timeless favorites like housemade quiche, croque-monsieur and Burgundy snails with herb garlic butter. In the kitchen? Executive chef Matt Sramek, who is known for helping Thomas Keller open the touted Bouchon in Beverly Hills, as well as his stint at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Amaya, and, most recently, as executive chef of The Lot locations in La Jolla and Liberty Station. Don’t miss Little Frenchie’s Cheese Altar, an array of the Sramek’s favorite domestic and French fromages used in the eatery’s mouthwatering cheese boards. For a true SoCal-meets-Provence experience, opt for the shaded patio seating and a glass of rosé. C’est manifique! 1166 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619.675.0041


Photography by: Blue Bridge Hospitality