Aixois Brasserie stops serving breakfast, but it’s classy at the Reserve
The owners of the two-month-old Aixois Brasserie — chef Emmanuel Langlade and his wife, Megan — learned quickly, and sadly, that downtown diners don’t really want a sophisticated French breakfast in the morning. No croissant, no grapefruit brulee, no cafe au lait, no omelet aux jambon et gruyere. So last week, the urban boite at 1006 Walnut discontinued breakfast service.
“There was no business at all,” Emmanuel Langlade says. “And I had to have two cooks in the kitchen and every morning. So we’re focusing on lunch and dinner only.”
Lunch business, says manager Dennis Collins, is getting healthier every week. “We’re packed every day, but usually between noon and 1 p.m. We need to let late lunch diners know that we’re here.”