I first heard about La Sable Patisserie on the radio, via Scotty and Nige, and took my sweet tooth there on the weekend. La Sable Patisserie can be found in Mitchell and opened up a month ago. I spotted the patisserie when I saw a bunch of cars parked on the side of the road and the outdoor umbrellas. On that chilly day, I preferred to be inside.
I was too late for the mini croquembouches (I got there at midday) but there was still a good range of desserts. Not to mention pies and sausage rolls in the next cabinet. That day, I was there purely for a sugar high.
I ordered two of the hot cross bun macarons with rum soaked raisins and all spice vanilla bean butter cream ($3 each). These were amazing! I absolutely loved the flavour and it did remind me of a traditional hot cross bun, just sweeter. The rum wasn’t prominent either. Even my partner, who doesn’t like sweets much, really liked them. I should have bought more…
I indulged in the chocolate hot cross buns ($2.50 each) which are covered in a brioche custard cross. I warmed one of these up in the microwave for a few seconds so it was soft and a little gooey. I did notice a few spots of white in the bun, so it looked like the cacao had not been properly mixed through. Nevertheless, these were so indulgent and sinful, but so satisfying with a cup of tea or warm milk. The addition of brioche custard is genius.
The croustillon (I think $5) was another favourite. Fantastic choux pastry filled with a layer of custard on the bottom and a very generous heap of coffee cream on top. The coffee cream is to die for! It looks like a rich and filling dessert but I found the cream very light and fluffy with a delicious coffee flavour that wasn’t too intense but not too subtle either. It was just perfect. My plan was to eat half and leave the other half for later, but I easily polished it all off in one sitting. I tried the white chocolate passion fruit and mango entremet ($9.50) immediately after the croustillon. The passion fruit and mango flavours were easily distinguishable. However, I couldn’t really taste the white chocolate. I think this is because the sweetness of croustillon had probably overpowered my taste buds. Slightly tart, this is a good alternative/introduction for those that don’t like citrusy desserts. I noticed plenty of lemon tarts in the counter too for those that do!
La Sable Patisserie gives Canberrans, North-siders in particular, another option for a sweet fix which can’t be a bad thing in my opinion. Its Facebook page tells me they also have handmade chocolates. Other items on offer include coffee, milkshakes, croissants, sourdough bread ($6), brioche loaves ($7), medium-sized tarts for larger gatherings and wedding cakes. Orders are taken and paid for at the counter.
Located at 83 Lysaght Street in Mitchell, La Sable Patisserie is open Monday to Friday from 6.30am to 4.00pm, and Saturdays from 7.00am to 2.00pm. Check out La Sable Patisserie’s Facebook page for more photos of dessert.
Value for money 7.5/10
FPJ score 25.5/30
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