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Great new spot for brunch

Lets face it; there aren't many places on this earth that devote so much time and energy to food and wine than France. Summer has finally arrived here in Uzes and the markets are bursting with ripe fruits and veggies. Alfreso dinners under the stars with friends are common, along with lovely riverside picnics.

However, there is one very anglo-saxon tradition that hasn't totally caught on here. Brunch. Yes, that ever so laid back Sunday morning/afternoon indulgence of laughter, friends, good wine and great food is hard to come by.

So I was pleasantly surprised at the weekend by a family outing to a new spot called the Abrix bar and café in Vallabrix. It's a multi-purpose bar, café and green grocer run by a lovely local couple, Adrien and Julie, that also dabbles in live music at weekends and proposes an excellent brunch on Sundays.

After putting back a substantial plate of hash browns, poached egg on bed of sun-dried tomato with bacon, roasted summer veg and a fabulous Greek salad, I could barely move. Everything was very fresh, local and organic. The only option traded the egg for a giant grilled pork sausage.

Amazing value too at only 9€. Somehow I managed to finish up with organic apricot and strawberry sorbet that Adrian sources from a young entrepreneur in the Tarn.

If you're anywhere near Uzes on holiday this summer, check it out. The beer and wine list, by the way, is also well chosen and mainly organic.

Fabulous Sunday brunch plate

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