There’s no shortage of amazing places to eat in Venice, Florida. But if you’re looking for a unique and charming cafe with delicious food, Le Petit Jardin is definitely worth checking out. This quaint little restaurant even has patio tables that are perfect for a relaxing meal outdoors. And the menu features French-inspired dishes that are sure to delight your taste buds!
Where is Le Petit Jardin Cafe?
Le Petit Jardin Cafe is located at 1500 E Venice Ave in Venice. If you are familiar with the area, it’s near the intersection of Auburn Rd and E Venice Ave, next to ManorCare Health Services.
What are the hours?
Le Petit Jardin Cafe is open 7 days a week. Breakfast is served from 8:30 am to 11 am, with lunch from 11 am to 2:15 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, afternoon tea is served from 2-4 pm by reservation only.
How Do You Make Reservations?
If you need to call to make a reservation, the phone number is (941) 244-3231.
What are the prices like?
For breakfast, there are options from a simple toasted croissant served with butter and preserves for $6.50 to a variety of crepes, french toast, and more for $10.50. The Quiche du jour is served with a muffin or fruit for $11.99
For Lunch, choose from crepes, sandwiches and salads for between $11.50-$13.50.
Tips are NOT Required!
This is a restaurant that follows a “no tip required” policy. What does that mean exactly? They say it is a refreshing change from the traditional restaurant experience. You don’t have to worry about getting stiffed by your server because they will receive just as much attention and appreciation for their work without any extra incentives or expectations, so customers can focus more on what really matters-the food!
How Does That Work?
Simply put, you will see a 20% service fee on your check at the end of the meal. This is to cover the fact that the restaurant pays the servers a regular working wage of $15/hour. If you choose to leave something additional, it is totally up to you!
Afternoon Tea At Le Petit Jardin Cafe
We were so thrilled to be invited for afternoon tea! We loved the peach green tea! The 3 tier option had wonderful options. A cheese sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, cucumber sandwich, quiche, strawberry scone with jam and clotted cream, macarons, chocolate-covered strawberries and a little chocolate cake with ganache. Each bit was better than the last. The service was super friendly and they even had a cute princess crown for my daughter!
Our Brunch Date Experience
It was a Friday morning and we had a busy day of errands to run that took us out to East Venice Ave. and finally got over to Le Petit Jardin Cafe.
The coffee was perfect for me but Jason couldn’t resist grabbing a refreshing peach bellini – he said it was sweet and delicious! For breakfast, I had the Le Crepe Delacroix. It is ham, eggs and melted swiss cheese inside a perfectly made crepe drizzled in a champagne mustard sauce that quite honestly was the most delicious part of the whole plate.
On their special for the day was a delicious plate of biscuits and sausage gravy, which Jason jumped for, ordering it as a platter with eggs and sausage.
The first time we went to Le Petit Jardin Cafe for brunch, it was such a wonderful experience that they have been on our recommendation list ever since. Having the opportunity to attend their afternoon tea simply solidified our belief that this restaurant is top-notch. Their tasty breakfasts and amazing sandwiches are also highly recommended by us if you’re in the area!