Croque madame – Solaire Restaurant + Bar

Croque madame - Solaire Restaurant + Bar
Smoked ham, gruyere, fried Glaum eggs and mornay sauce served with breakfast potatoes. $15
Solaire Restaurant + Bar, Santa Cruz CA

This croque madame tasted ok – nothing special. But I will say that it was HUGE if that turns you on. The ham looked like cheap deli slices so I wish they had used better ingredients. The mornay sauce was on the cheesier side, but the potatoes were great with lots of flavor.

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Orange-yellow hibiscus flower
Orange-yellow hibiscus flower (Malvaceae), The Mystery Spot.

Croque madame – Cafe Chloe

Croque madame - Cafe Chloe
French ham and gruyere with sunny egg and mornay sauce on toasted bread, mixed greens and roasted tomato. $13.75
Cafe Chloe, San Diego CA

Omg, this was amazingly delicious! I’ve had quite a few croque madames in my life and this was one of the better ones. It was flavorful, saucy, fatty, rich, and fabulous! Great job Cafe Chloe.

California Tower

View of the California Tower of the Museum of Man from Alcazar Garden, Balboa Park.