Francois Artisan Baker in Bondi

Dear readers, nothing fills my heart with more joy than discovering another glorious French bakery in Sydney especially if it’s in the Eastern suburbs and only a short drive from home.  Slowly but surely French artisan bakeries are opening in almost every suburb of Sydney and Bondi is of no exception.  Francois Artisan Baker has…

Label Baguette in Maroubra

Dear readers, how often do you see a bakery or boulangerie in the eastern suburbs with the side of a Citroen 12cv hanging off the wall and croissants so vast that they could give birth to more plush croissants?  Now, if this doesn’t inspire or grab your attention already then I’m afraid you’re not a…

Le Petit Cafe Coogee

Hidden in a quiet and leafy thoroughfare off Arden Street Coogee, there is a tiny and tres adorable eaterie by the name of Le Petite Cafe.  You could drive past Dudley Street Coogee countless number of times like I had and not notice the cafe as the street itself is quite hilly and rests on…

C’EST SI BON Patisserie Rose Bay

Amidst a cluster of shops and cafes at the bottom end of Dover Road in Rose Bay, you will find a quaint and unostentatious patisserie, chocolatier and petite cafe by the sweet name of C’est Si Bon.  There is something immediately humble, honest and delightfully French about this patisserie with it’s simple facade and window…

Ladurée Sydney CBD and Woollahra

Dear readers, after years of dreaming, hoping and praying Ladurée – a true Parisian iconic and celebrated tea salon is now here in our very own CBD and the sophisticated suburb of Woollahra in Sydney.  Recognised world wide by its logo of sweet cherubs adorned as pastry chefs, celadon green facade and interiors – the…

A Touch of France in Crows Nest, North Sydney

Dear readers, I am delighted to inform you about a few lovely French surprises in the heart of  Willoughby Road Crows Nest.   Unless your’e a local not many people realise what a treasure the suburb of Crows Nest is especially Willoughby Road  – a vibrant hub for shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants of all…

French Kiss Creperie Harbourside Shopping Centre Sydney

Well dear readers, I can confirm that there are more and more French surprises here in Sydney and sometimes where you least expect them.  To my delight I recently discovered a fairly new and delicious pop up stall in the heart of Darling Harbour’s Harbourside Shopping Centre’s main ground level food court.  The food court…

La Boulangerie – Maroubra

La Boulangerie at Pacific Square Maroubra…  Not long ago, the Pacific Square shopping precinct in Maroubra junction was an ordinary and not particularly exciting area for shopping.  There you would find and still see the unextraordinary Coles, Baker’s Delight, Liquorland, ALDI, Priceline Pharmacy amongst other known chains and a few decent eateries.  The only excitement…