Gabor’s French Toast
When Tony and I went to Costa Rica last September we stayed in an Airbnb on the coast of the Caribbean. It was called Coconut Love which I thought was a little cheesy but it was the only option with Air Conditioning. We briefly debated getting the “full” experience, mosquito nets and all but then noticed that Coconut Love offered a breakfast on the balcony every morning of your stay.
Being very fond of breakfast and air conditioning, we made our choice and booked the room. And what a good choice it was… The little town of Cahuita we stayed in was far from a tourists resort but our Airbnb was run by two of the spunkiest Canadians you’ll ever meet. They have created this amazing haven of cinnamon and palm trees, and nestled inside is a brightly painted brick house and the cabana that we stayed in.
I never really got the name Coconut Love, maybe it was just a draw for tourists but it didn’t seem to fit our hosts; Jessica and Gabor. For instance, one night I knocked on their door to ask for more toilet paper and they greeted me with “Come in! We’re drinking beer and listening to Metal.” Gotta love it!
Breakfast every morning happened between 7:30-8:30 am on their balcony while howler monkeys screeched from the trees. They brought us a french press of fresh coffee, orange juice, mango’s, scrambled eggs and THE BEST French Toast. It was a loaf of baguette bread that had been dipped in a cinnamony egg mixture and grilled to perfection.
So simple and so good. The whole experience was amazing and while I’ll never be able to recreate that exact experience, this french toast brings it pretty close.