If your a person like me who thinks dessert is the best meal of the day, then you will like this tiny french patisserie.
Reading the reviews of how awesome people have been rating their bakeries.. it inspired me to try this traditional bakery myself. My first impression was smellicious.. As soon as you walk in the bakery the air is filled with fragrant fresh pastry / croissants (croissants have the real flavour and is very buttery) and pies baking away in the oven. When you look to the far back, you can see the bakers creating the delicate mousse cakes and tarts and creating many thin artistic layers of cakes.
Cosy casual atmosphere where people are here to have breakfast or an afternoon treat. The bakery is situated in a small old style heritage terrace which gives a homely vibe. Tables can be limited and fairly small.
Been here on numerous occasions and both occasions i’ve arrived around bunch time and the line has been out the door. Waited for about 10minutes till i managed to get one foot through the door and let me tell you.. it was worth the wait! The people working at the bakery had french accents and service was extremely fast.
If your thinking about dining here, I suggest you get your friends to reserve yourself a table outside the court-yard because it could all get packed out and chances are you’ll have no where to sit.
All food is baked fresh! If you are planning / requesting a birthday cake, make sure you call up and reserve the cake in advanced as they will be making it fresh.
Pies: Traditional French dishes encased in a golden pastry
Beef in Burgundy, Chicken Chasseur, Minced beef, Vegetable Provençale or Beef, Leak & Mushroom
I had a Beef Burgundy pie which was was very light and the chunky beef very tender that it melts in your mouth. Not one of the best pies but still very home-style and delicious. (I’D GET THIS AGAIN)
Made with minced pork and veal, flavoured with garlic and herbs
Unusual style sausage roll which tasted very home made. Pastry was absolutely divine that it melted in your mouth. (I’m addicted to the pastry)
Baguette Sandwiches Crusty French bread filled with:
Rare roast beef & salad, Chicken fillet & salad, Salami & salad, Swiss cheese & salad, Brie & salad, Ham & Swiss cheese, Smoked salmon with capers
I’ve had the chicken baguette. Overall I was never a fan of the baguette bread to begin with I couldn’t really comment and compare this to any baguette sandwich i’ve had (i haven’t had a baguette in 10years). All i can say is it was beautiful to eat it after soo many years.
Is very remarkable! the filling is very different to most standard bakeries to fill them with cream. Inside this eclair is chocolate filling which is very different to most elcairs. (I LOVED IT)
Pistachio Chocolate Pastry (not sure of the name)
I had a tiny taste of this which I thought wasss DEEELICIOUS!! my sister gobbled it down quickly and she highly recommends it. Pastry is brilliant and the chocolate and pistacho make an excellend combination
Layers of white and dark chocolate mousse, wrapped in folds of milk chocolate
Chocolate mousse dome with multi layered sponge
Peanut chocolate tart
Hazelnut chocolate tart with home-made peanut brittle
Lite layered mousse with a hint of coffee ^_^
Fresh cream and strawberries on a crunchy raspberry meringue.
Absolutely to die for. Bought this super fresh as they just came out of the bakers kitchen. The cream was beautiful (nothing like good fresh home-made cream) and the strawberries went beautifully with the meringue.
47 Argyle Street
The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9241 4878
Fax: (02) 9241 4811