Famous Coast Toast
Normally I don’t consider french toast a dessert, but this time the Coast Toast at Brockton Villa was listed on the brunch AND dessert menu, so how could I resist? The difference in the dessert portion is one piece instead of two and served with a side of gelato. I asked to swap my scoop of gelato from the traditional vanilla to a refreshing coconut. It seemed like a better fit since I was sitting outside on a cliff looking over the ocean. I can see why the Brockton Villa says its coast toast is “Famous.” It is so incredibly soft on the inside that it literally melts in your mouth. They say on the menu that is the “house speciality” and cooked souffle style. The light and airy, yet warm, creamy, and moist center definitely had similarities to a souffle. It didn’t need butter. It didn’t need syrup. There was so much flavor and richness on its own that every bite was perfection. I can honestly say I have never had a french toast that tasted like this. My coconut gelato was also a fantastic choice. It refreshed my palate after each bite and enhanced the hint of orange that was in the toast, almost like a creamsicle. With the gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and delicious food and dessert, when in La Jolla Brockton Villa, it is not to be missed.