French bakery – food review
I’d been wanting to go here for quite some time now. The French Patisserie was established in 1984, and fans of Brisbane author Nick Earls might think it sounds familiar, since it was in his novel Zigzag Street. So this morning I dropped in for some breakfast.
I had a vindaloo pie, with a nice crunchy pastry lid and a spicy filling. Full of flavour.
The other half had a salmon and eggs benedict in a beautiful French brioche shell, topped with a delicious hollandaise sauce. She said it’s the best she’s ever had, and she’s had a few eggs benedict in her time. The hollandaise sauce, she said, tastes really fresh.
There was even a Potato and Rosemary Sourdough on offer.
Prices for each product vary but the eggs benedict are $9.50 each. More options can be viewed on their Facebook page.
Next on the menu was a massive apple and custard danish. I normally steer clear of apple in custard in any dish, but something about the look of this danish appealed to me. I’m glad I took the plunge: the apple flavour/texture was subtle, and the danish proved to be wonderful.
I’m not a fan of macrons (except to photograph), but the other half is so I got her a set of 6. Made sure there was at least a salted caramel one and a hazelnut one in there. Her opinion is that they are some of the better macarons she has had in Brisbane, almost comparable to the popular La Belle Miette in Melbourne. Her only misgivings were they’re “a bit airy” in the centre (hollow, in other words). Thumbs up for the macarons.
TOOWONG FRENCH PATISSERIE DETAILS:
Address: 9 Morley St, Toowong QLD 4066
Phone: (07) 3371 8996