My wife and I were there on a Wednesday morning two weeks ago. When we arrived, there were only a few people there. Service was fast and our preliminary orders were taken quickly. We were joined within about 15 minutes by three other members of our family. However, within that short time, the place got busy with people seated inside and outside. It appeared there were two servers available.
So, let's sort this out by food and service. First, the food is simply divine. I started with fresh orange juice and it was the best of the whole trip. When I found out they had mimosas, I ordered one and thought it was great. I had french toast and it was almost too much to eat. Well, it was so good, I managed. Others had different pastries and thought they were the best they have had in a long time. They do run out of pastries so get there early and, if seated, make sure your order goes to the bakery before they sell out to the "take-out" crowd.
Second, service started out great. He didn't have many tables to handle. Our three additional family that arrived didn't find the service satisfactory at all. One had to get up to get the silverware (we had bought some pastries for them ahead of their arrival). The remaining breakfast and juice were seriously delayed. He had a table of five sit on the patio and a couple of groups inside. His focus was on the new arrivals and not us. The second server seemed to have to handle far less than he did. Just before leaving, we did notice a third server arrived and that might have helped with the poor service. But, by that time, we had worn out and were anxious to get on the way to the wineries.
So, food was excellent. Service was average (started out excellent and ended poor. Thus, my overall rating of "Very Good". Would we go back on our next trip? Absolutely. But, we will judge our expectations on the traffic within Costeaux on our arrival. Remember, if the service is slow, you might want to visit the bakery side and get your pastries immediately before they are gone.
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