28 April 2012

Patisse: Patisserie & Café, Waterloo (28 Apr 2012)

Shop G01, PYD Building, 197 Young Street, Waterloo NSW 2017

Sugar hit in Waterloo

A casual afternoon tea brings me to Patisse for a sugar hit of Chef Vincent Gadan's cakes. By 3 pm it's unfortunately slim pickings from the counter display as most of the cakes seem to have gone for the day. The Opera Cake ($7.50) has the right amount of cake and chocolate for me which isn't as rich as the higher priced Valrhona Chocolate & Raspberry cake ($9). The Apple Tartin ($6) comes with a scoop of ice cream which hits the spot. The pastry is quite light although a knife would have made it easier to cut than using the fork supplied. The softness of the apple on top makes it very enjoyable to eat. My Hot Chocolate ($3.50) thankfully had a good depth of chocolate flavour which comes with the bonus of a marshmallow. If you want to be spoilt for choice then it seems it's best to visit earlier in the day.

Other visits to Patisse:
28 April 2012 - Cakes and Hot Chocolate
24 May 2011 - Croquembouche Masterclass with Vincent Gadan

PROS: Quality cakes, Fair amount of seating, Free street parking
CONS: Most of the cakes and pastries had run out by the late afternoon, Some cakes seem a little pricey, Can be hard to find parking especially when Hillsong is on just down the road
MUST TRY: Visiting earlier in the day to check out more of the cakes
Hot chocolate ($3.50)
Apple tartin ($6)
Valrhona Chocolate & Raspberry cake ($9)
Opera cake ($7.50)
Window with a street view
Seating and service counter
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Laura Jeffreson said...

Just reading this has me drooling over his salted butter caramel macarons...

Sophie @ TeaThyme said...

This looks so yummy. Would love to taste the Opera cake.

Simon Leong said...

hi laura, i did see quite a few different macarons in the display. hopefully will try next time.

hi sophie, it's a classic cake which they seem to do quite well. i think you can also buy large ones to take home for a special occasion, or even just for yourself ;-)

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