Best Brunch: La Isla’s Stuffed French Toast

Best Brunch: La Isla’s Stuffed French Toast

Posted on 28. Apr, 2009 in Dining

With black beans as good as Havana and a Sunday brunch divine enough to skip church, La Isla Restaurant offers a mix of authentic Cuban and Nuevo Latino cuisines to make you jump off your seat and dance to their fast beats. But what really got my taste buds excited to boogie down was their Stuffed French Toast. After indulging on some amazing French Toast dishes at a few brunch hot spots such as Anthony David’s and Amanda’s, I thought I had already tasted the best of its kind. But what La Isla offers is some of the best slices of heaven ever to land in one’s belly. Warning: this dish may contain explosive burst of flavorful gooey goodness.


Stuffed French Toast

Restaurant: La Isla Restaurant
Name of Dish: La Isla Stuffed French Toast
Price: $7.00

For those new to La Isla, the restaurant offers a fifties luncheonette setting with vibrant colorful festive decorations. But with its limited indoor and outdoor seating, the wait on weekends can be pretty painful, as the irresistible aroma of Cuban food will definitely tease your taste buds. However, once you get seated, you’re in for a treat no matter what you order from their menu of unique Cuban cuisines. And after a Hobokenite read my reviews on some of the best French Toasts in town, he responded by hyping up the flavors of the La Isla French Toast!


French Toast

This ain’t no ordinary French Toast. We’re talking about thick slices of French Toast dipped in egg batter and grilled with a crispy crusted coating of corn flakes and crushed almonds. But what really makes this dish stand out among the rest is the burst of flavors from the strawberry and guava cream cheese filling. At first, I was a little hesitant to try the dish, as I’m not a big fan of fruity cream cheeses. But overall the cheese wasn’t as heavy as I thought, and the flavors were well-balanced by the fresh strawberries and guava that erupted from this pouch of heavenly goodness. Next time around, I might just bring a bucket of vanilla ice cream and try this dish as a desert. Amazing!

French Toast

Overall, the toasts were generous in size and but usually enough to feed one hungry person. For 7 dollars , you’re ordering one of the best and most filling dishes on the brunch menu. Most people usually take the second toast home and savor that for another light afternoon snack. I had a food coma right after eating this dish and had wild dreams about a world full of strawberry, guava cream cheese. True story!

French Toast

The presentation was simple and minimal. The plating was exemplified by the beauty of the golden crust of the toast and a light sprinkle of powdered sugar. A nice touch of the side garnish of strawberry and orange slices made the french toast pop its vibrant colors.

French Toast



Cuban Latte – regular $2.25, large $3.00

French Toast

La Isla Huevos Rancheros, two eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce atop a fried tortilla shell served on a bed of black beans and rice – $7.00


La Isla Menu

Restaurant: La Isla Restaurant
Location: 104 Washington Street (1st Street and 2nd Street) View Map >>
Brunch Hours: Sunday- Brunch 10 am to 3 pm
Regular Hours: Monday through Saturday 7 am to 10 pm, Sunday – Dinner 5 pm to 9 pm
Liquor Status: BYOB


Hoboken Guy Sidekick

I’d like to thank Hoboken resident Nick for discovering this brunch dish and restaurant for me. From this point forward, let it be known that I officially dubbed thee a Hoboken Guy Sidekick! Check out Nick’s skateboard company – Bustin Boards

Hoboken Guy Sidekick

I’d also like to thank my new Twitter buddy and Hoboken resident William for coming along on this brunch adventure. All you Nokia s60 users, you can catch William on his s60 users blog.

Hoboken Guy Sidekick

And last but not least, the lovely Ms. Liz (also a Twitter buddy) for coming along as well. You and Will were awesome company! From this point forward, let it be known that I officially dubbed thee a Hoboken Guy Sidekick!

Want to be dubbed a Hoboken Guy Sidekick?
It’s simple. Tell me where I can find the best brunch cuisines in town by emailing me at or by commenting below. If your recommendation is worthy as “the best”, you will be given credit in my review article and dubbed a Hoboken Guy Sidekick.

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5 Responses to “Best Brunch: La Isla’s Stuffed French Toast”

  1. William J SIsti

    17. May, 2009

    Just wen back there w/ the parents. They loved it.

  2. Diana

    10. May, 2009

    La Isla Huevos Rancheros… MMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so going there.

    and i’m moving back home with the rents. =*( unemployment is sucking my soul.

    and when are u having brunch crawls? im still down!

    and where’s my logo!?!?! hahaha

  3. Hoboken Guy

    29. Apr, 2009

    @Deana Thanks for the advice on the dinner…I’ll definitely have to try your recommendations!

    @Bro Thanks man… you would love this dish..for sure

  4. Bro

    29. Apr, 2009

    nice review. awesome pics. man, i gotta try that sometime for reals.

  5. Deana

    29. Apr, 2009

    Their dinner is wonderful too! Check out their amazing spinach salad (I prefer w/shrimp), plantains & excellent flan!

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