Friday, December 12, 2008

[Brisbane] Belle Époque Boulangerie and Patisserie

1000 Ann Street
Fortitude Valley
Tel: 07 3852 1500
Fax: 07 3852 1522

Belle Epoque Patisserie
Sunday afternoon at about 2pm, hardly any patrons.

Not surprising to find the display cabinets virtually empty. Brought home one of two left of millefuille and an almond croissant.

Coffee and millefuille2
Cooked Campos' Dark City blend (AUD10.50 per 250g) to go with the rich millefuille.

The coffee was alright but I must say I prefer Merlo's signature blend after also trying Campos' Superior Gold Blend (AUD10.00 per 250g). It is a personal taste preference.

Back to millefuille. Love the custard cream, I like it better than Chouquette's version but the pastry was disappointingly hard and bitter in taste. Most probably overbaked.

Almond croissant (not pictured) was good, very light, airy and crispy pastry with a sweet salty almond cream filling.

The lack of variety and empty cabinets had stopped me from going back for the moment. I hope they improve soon.

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