la galette de france
After drinking our fill at the Core Cider House, we drove around looking for a light lunch. Before we knew it, we were in Kalamunda and even though we love Le Croissant to bits (even with the cyclists in tight tight spandex with their bits on show), we headed to Le Paris Brest.
But it was not there. Instead we found Le Galette de France, doing a bustling business beneath the giant Eiffel Tower. The warm pastry aroma, along with the hooting of a very busy coffee machine, were irresistible. Haynes Road is not quite the Champs Elysees but with a fridge full of miniature pastries awaiting our consumption, it certainly will do.
From the top: apple & cinnamon, rose & pistachio, coconut.
Now I could go on about the pies (piping hot, buttery and flakey) and the slightly patchy service (coffee arrived after the food, water never showed). But what I really do want to go on about are the macarons.
They’re good. Really good. Crisp shell, soft, lusciously plump meringue and creamy filling, each macaron was a punch of flavour followed by a sugar rush.
The coconut had a husky creaminess, the apple and cinnamon warmed the heart like a piping hot crumble and the rose and pistachio? Well, just as well we saved it till last – because it was the sublime! With a creamy pistachio filling, it was light as air with the scent of roses.
The thing about macarons, is that for a little cookie they are expensive. There’s not much worse than paying $3 for a cookie that is too sweet or even worse, collapsed on the inside. But Le Galette’s macarons are worth the money. They are probably the best in Perth – and are almost as perfect Pierre Hérme’s delicate confections.
Le Galette de France
22 Haynes Street, Kalamunda WA 6076
T: (08) 9293 2752
Tue – Sun 7am – 4pm
(There are three other Le Galette de France branches, see their website for details.)
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