However the picture of the helmet remains a mystery.
Piaf is a casual quaint cafe that serves French food, I suppose a simple yet elegant enough place to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of when the Girlfriend was legally and officially upgraded her status as the Wife. Most hatted restaurants were either closed from the floods or not open on Sunday (and obviously the bill would have been another barrier), we were happy with the relaxing sitting.
The onion tart started the meal, a small little quiche with not too much onions, topped with a dollop of sour cream and salad leaves. Refreshing.
The problem with the escargot is that they came without the shells which is not much of a big deal since you get de-shelled escargots with the shells separately in the supermarkets anyways. However without the shells meant it, it tasted slightly rubbery and chewy (probably over cooked) but the thought of serving bread to mop up everything was a nice touch.
The duck confit was done beautifully; sticking to a balance of salty and sweet. The succulent duck meat being the savory element and the cranberries used in the sauce to keep it light.
The roast pork sandwich got our attention, thinking that we will get what we got from Earl's Canteen. Disappointed that it was more of a pulled pork sandwich, it was by no means bad but we were shattered as we didn't get that crispy crackling we had conjured up in our mind. Kudos that they served when asked, aioli to go with the chips without a surcharge.
Alas we wanted to skip desserts but succumbed in the end to the creme brulee which had to be disappointing. The dessert was not set and what we had was a delicious custard beneath the hard caramel top. The flavours was good but there was a gooey texture.
While there were hits and misses, we liked the casual bistro / cafe setting and the alright food (as there are alot of hits and misses along the street).
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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Not as mindblowing as Edith Piaf's singing but its an option if you want a place to stop by for a nice lunch