Tucked away under a staircase in Mends Street, South Perth is La Galette de France, arguably one of Perth’s best French Patisseries especially well-known for their Almond Croissants. Today a friend and I have met here for a coffee and a sweet treat whilst we catch up on news in each others lives. There are only a few tables and most are taken when we arrive. We glance at the cakes salivating and decide to queue hoping a table would become free before our order was ready. Fortunately we snared a table inside towards the back.
We ordered Flat White Coffees ($3.80) but they took an incredibly long time to arrive and staff explained there were a lot of take away orders ahead of our order. Luckily the long wait was worth it, they use 5 Senses coffee which is my personal favourite at home too. Despite being very busy they went to the effort of latte art on top and each coffee was served with a mini homemade palmier biscuit.
We also ordered Petite Fours ($2.80) a Chocolate Choux and Opera. I ate the Opera which was delicate layers of almond sponge cake, chocolate ganache and a hint of espresso.
I realised during our stay that I had forgotten to order almond croissants to take home and then constantly watched many worryingly disappear during our stay. Before we left I ordered a few to take home for my hubby who would have been very disappointed had I forgotten to bring him some home!
There were persistent queues throughout our entire visit and I noticed that beside the takeaway coffees, crepes were a popular choice. La Galette de France is definitely worth a visit. They are open Mon-Sat 6:30am-4pm, Sun 7am-4pm and they are open most public holidays.
La Galette de France
3/35 Mends Street