January 21, 2014 Paris France Europe

Breakfast at the Best Western Opera Diamond, Paris


Welcoming: 4/5

Food Temperature: 7/10

Ambiance / Music: 6/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 24/30

Architecture / Interior: 3/10

Food presentation: 6/10

Service: 8/10

Value for money: Soon

During my stay in Paris, I enjoyed my stay at the Best Western Opera Diamond, just next to the St Lazare station. On the last day of my stay, I decided to give their breakfast a try... 
For 23€ a buffet breakfast is served every morning from 7 to 10:30am down in the lobby. In the same dimmed ambiance surrounded by a black feel and some shining sparkles. I sat on one of the violet low sofas while looking around for more details to capture. The overdose of reflections were too much, especially in the morning - reflective tables, reflective floor and adding to that the reflection of the knives redirecting on the spot lights from the ceiling into your eyes.
As I sat, I was approached by a waitress who asked me what I would like to drink with a smile. I ordered a Caffe Latte, which was delivered in minutes.
The choices are good, especially for a business hotel:
  • Four choices of cereals
  • Fresh squeezed drinks
  • Ready made pancakes
  • Chocolate rolls
  • Two kinds of tarts (Apple and coconut)
  • Chaussons au pommes
  • Flanc
  • Three kinds of cheese
  • Fruit salad
  • Four kinds of dried fruits
  • Cold cuts
  • A tower display of bread
  • Eggs and sausages
I liked the croissants, the goat cheese used, the quality of the compote, the taste of their tarts and the crunchiness of the chocolate bread: Interesting.
So let's see what can make me happy. I had a piece of cheese, some ham but felt the need of more. A personalized preparation of eggs for example? So heading up to the bar I asked: can someone order eggs from the kitchen? The same waitress, looked at me with a wide smile confirming that she ca n do it for me, but its not a norm nor part of the package. I appreciated her gesture. She made my day.
The things I enjoyed:
  • I loved the compote collection and the choice of Echiré butter (salty and normal)
  • The bread was fresh and crunchy
  • The waitress was smiling and welcoming
  • When delivering the eggs, she approached me discretely describing the plate for me and its content: Bravo
Breakfast at the Best Western is exactly what you need to start your day. But it's a bit over priced, 23€. But the experience was way better than many four star hotels around, that you'll enjoy if you don't expect a luxurious treat.





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