Tidy and petite, with fresh-baked bread daily, Chocolate Fashion is known as a breakfast- and lunch-only spot at its year-old South Miami location and the original in Coral Gables. Carb and dessert lovers, however, know that if you get there by 6:30 p.m. weekdays, you can get one of those heavenly sandwiches to go for dinner.
The roasted turkey and swiss cheese with lettuce, tomatoes and mustard butter on a French baguette is a classic, with a crisp crust and chewy interior to the bread and real turkey breast. The same aromatic bread is used for a prosciutto and fresh mozzarella sandwich with a drizzle of balsamic dressing. A small mesclun salad with kalamata and manzanilla olives and cornichons accompanies sandwiches. If you’re eating in, a few wooden tables line the narrow, artisanal bakery.
Breakfast is served until 1:30 p.m. on weekends. Everybody raves about the fluffy brioche French toast, but it’s the perfectly poached eggs on hot, buttered, whole wheat bread with a sausage link on the side that has me smitten.
For dessert? Chocolate, of course. Our top choice: Chocolate mousse cake, a tiny, four-bite treat encased in shiny ganache.