Monday, November 1, 2010

Bakery Le Bon Choix @ Queen Street, Brisbane

I have developed a ridiculous sweet tooth over the months in Australia. I am pretty sure that is directly or indirectly causing the purchase of new pants. Blame it on the Tim Tams, the cheap supply of chocolates or the mart next door that sells ice-cream but no dinner seems to be complete without a sweet note. 

Now near by office at Eagle Street, i was told by a friend that there is a bakery that has built a reputation for their sweets. Well when a sweet tooth hears of such news, it can only mean one thing; a visit after work.

Fortunately work hours are still kind to me, the bakery had yet to close and i packed 2 pieces.

A Mille-Feuille and a Citron Tart, both costing AUD 6.50 a piece. Maybe the price might cure my sweet tooth. Unfortunately after trying their desserts, the price doesn't seem to bother me too much because it is was pretty impressive.

The Citron Tart or basically a lemon tart had the acidity that makes you crave for more. A little bit too small for the price tag. The Wife loved it.

The Mille Feuille is dessert with puff pastry layers and custard cream topped with fondant. I generally would have loved a more fresh and crunchy layer, probably soften from the hours in the fridge. However that being said, dessert that night was pretty satisfying compared to the usual fare of Tim Tam or ice-cream.

Having tried an almond croissant another time which was very good as well and also seeing a whole load more of pastries and desserts on display, i am not surprised if i find myself detouring to Le Bon Choix many a times before heading home. 

Address and contact details:

379 Queen St
Brisbane, 4000

(07) 3229 9260

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. So far so good, except that the coffee wasn't great, so maybe you might want to grab a pastry here and a coffee somewhere else for breakfast at the office. Alternatively, a good take away dessert place.

Le Bon Choix on Urbanspoon


Michelle Chin said...

You're a sugar addict! Do you feel weird/shifty when you don't have desserts after your meal?

J said...

Mmmmm.. looks good! :)
Wish we had bakeries that good in Malaysia... :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: haha not sure whether that would be a good idea =)

mchin: yes but i do drink my coffee without sugar though..yeah i do get abit agitated after dinner without sweets, esp if i have got nothing to do and i wasnt super stuff from dinnner.

Life for Beginners said...

Bro, I think you just went and infected me with a sweet tooth too (after those sweet, sweet pictures)... :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: haha i will tell you the cure..go get some sweets!!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Your pictures just gave me a dessert craving! The Mille Feuille looks pretty darn good from where I'm sitting. :)

qwazymonkey said...

With crazily good desserts at every corner, how not to go shopping for new pants. I'm just glad I'm back once every 2 years. All the best bro!

thule a.k.a leo said...

HEY! You are paying premiums for the pastries... so u can't compare to your usual TimTam ok? LOL!

Sean said...

the only way to cure a sweet tooth is by eating as much ice cream, cakes, chocolate and candy as possible! :D

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eiling lim said...

the desserts surely looked delectable. maybe they should decorate the local egg tarts like that! and sell double the price... hehe

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- m i c h e l l e - said...

Now after looking at those picts, I want to go get some sweets too!


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

michelle: u havent been baking to relieve stress meh?

eiling: i think egg tarts are already very exp in msia d lor, selling in shopping malls for double the price d wor.

sean: thats not a very good idea!!

leo: haha but its Tim Tam wor..

qm: im considering walking the other way just to avoid it haha.

bbabe: so did u satisfy the sweet craving?

Kristy Khai Woon said...

Oh goshh! now I feel the need to stuff my face with some sweets! Argghhh, so tempted to just buy an air ticket to auz n stuff my face silly w food. Follow ur food trail..LOL!