Brisbane’s oldest patisserie is turning 32! | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s oldest patisserie is turning 32!

When a patisserie has been making deliciously fancy gateaux, towering croquembouches and all manner of sweet pastries for 32 years, you know they must be doing things right. Toowong French Patisserie has been doing just that since their very first day of business back in 1984, and has been a Brisbane favourite ever since, even making it into Nick Earl’s infamous Zigzag Street! Walk into this suburban gem and you won’t be able to help leaving with more than you came for, whether you’ve stopped in for a cheesy croque monsieur for breakfast or you’re picking up one of their incredible cakes for a special occasion. With cabinets full of macarons, tarts, éclairs and slices, you won’t be able to resist adding a little something sweet to your order. brisbane patisserie 2If you’ve got something to celebrate, French Patisserie’s gateaux are the perfect treat to sweeten up any occasion, from birthdays to weddings. Whether your dream wedding cake is a stunning three tier creation adorned in roses or a jaw-dropping croquembouche piled with custard filled choux pastries, the talented pastry chefs can create it, all freshly made to order. Of course, if it’s something a little less extravagant you’re after, their gateaux are just as impressive (and delicious). From decadent black forest cakes to cute and quirky cupcakes, they’ll make sure your event gets the sweet ending it deserves. brisbane patisserie 3While you definitely shouldn’t go past a few of French Patisserie’s specialty croissants, baked into buttery, flaky perfection with real New Zealand butter, it’s not all just French goodness here. They also bake tasty pies, sausage rolls and fresh loaves of bread, so you can stop in for breakfast or lunch – which sounds like a pretty good excuse to get dessert as well to us! Keep an eye out for the patisseries annual specials too, including their Australia Day lamarons, a scrumptious combination of lamingtons and macarons, and their Easter hot cross macarons. Basically, there’s something for everyone, any time of day, all year round – so you really should have been there by now if you haven’t already! You’ll find French Patisserie at 1/9 Morley Street in Toowong, open 7 days a week. Words by Ranyhyn Akui