Salted caramel eclairs and brownie jars at Gateaux | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Salted caramel eclairs and brownie jars at Gateaux

Hawthorne locals, it’s time to get the par-tea started. There’s a delicious new cafe in your neighbourhood and it’s what all our sweet dreams are made of. Gateaux Cafe & Dessert are bringing European charm to the leafy east side suburb with their mouthwatering desserts and drinks. Decked out in Tiffany blue and crisp white, with teapots adorning the walls, stuffing your face with sweet treats has never been so sophisticated. gateaux-dessert-cafe-brisbane-2Opening at 6:30 Monday to Saturday, you can start the day right with a steaming hot coffee, and maybe a sneaky strawberry tart – it definitely counts as a serving of fruit, right? Or if you’ve got a hot movie date at the Cineplex just across the road, Gateaux are open until 10pm Monday to Saturday, which means you can ditch the choc top and get your sweet fix in the form of a cake after the credits roll. We guarantee the hardest decision you’ll make all day is what to choose from their cabinet of Parisian pastries, cakes, biscuits and even ice cream, not to mention a menu of decadent desserts. The brownie jar, with brownies and ice cream topped with your choice of mixed fruit or nuts, is always a winner and tastes every bit as good as it sounds. Give your dentist a fright and pair your sweets with a strawberry and Nutella milkshake, or there’s always fruity smoothies if the guilt gets too much. gateaux-dessert-cafe-brisbane-3wWith waffles topped with maple syrup, melted chocolate or salted caramel sauce and plenty of fresh cream, you may want to put those scales away, but oh boy, is it worth it. A G&G pro tip – you can’t go wrong with the salted caramel éclairs. We were d-éclair-ing our love for their creamy, pastry goodness after one bite. If you’ve reached your sugar intake for the day (that’s a thing?), dig into the savoury side with sandwiches, savoury muffins, quiches or a creamy cheese platter. God, they know the way to our hearts. Let them eat cake… and pastries, and éclairs, and gelato and tarts, and brownies. You’ll find Gateaux Cafe & Dessert at 7 Lindsay Street, Hawthorne, open 7 days a week. Words by Georgia Tyler