Le Petite Gateau, Melbourne

Le Petite Gateau, Melbourne

One of my team members passed her probation on this eating day, so I was keen to celebrate by getting some cakes for her to watch me eat. I popped into Le Petite Gateau for the second time and picked two of the prettier showpiece cakes from the cabinet for takeaway. Everything here looks amazing with large cakes in the street window and the service is friendly and efficient. There’s a great selection of wonderful treats and whilst most are flat priced at $9.50 for varying value for money, some of the options are real winners.

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The two cakes we had were the Cosmopolitan with a carrot cake base, white chocolate cheesecake and a raspberry jam and the uber-layered and complex Black Beauty, which contained chestnut sponge base, milk and dark chocolate mousse, blackcurrant cremeux, vanilla creme brulee inserts, dark chocolate glaze and chestnut puree. The brulee is piped weirdly like brain, which threw me off slightly initially. However, this is a fantastic dessert, with a thought-provoking combo of balanced flavours and textures that make for a satisfying afternoon bite for us (me). The Cosmopolitan was good enough but a bit more blah, probably not quite as worthwhile as memorable although nothing specific to fault with what was there.

9/10

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