Choux Cafe is a cosy and unassuming cafe located on a leafy tree green neighbourhood street in Swanbourne.
The French cafe is one of my favourite places in Perth to visit for cake, coffee and croissants. I particularly love that all of the goods are baked in the little kitchen behind the counter using quality ingredients. Croissants made from real butter and not artificial substitutes. Pastisserie cakes made from creme patisserie. Pies, tarts, sausage rolls made from pastry that was baked earlier in the day. All of the cakes are displayed using their French names and when we first visited Choux a few years back we initially struggled with the pronunciation of the mille-feuille, safe to say we order our choices fairly smoothly now, of course pointing to your desired choice works just as well and is welcomed!
This morning was no different from any other morning at Choux Cafe, it was bustling with people picking up orders or popping in for a takeaway coffee. We took a seat outside of the shop front.
Pissaladière with tomato, goat cheese and basil pesto
The Pissaladière was refreshingly savoury and complimented with a small side of salad leaves and dressing. The tomatoes were not overly cooked and went so well with the basil pesto and goats cheese. The dish is served cold however I am sure you can ask for it to be heated if need be, personally I preferred it cold. All of the pastry is made at Choux Cafe using real butter and we could taste the difference immediately. The pastry was light and fluffy.
Chocolate Cherry Macarons
The colourful macaron display to the side of the counter was enticing, I couldn’t help but order the chocolate cherry. Crisp in texture on the outside and soft on the inside, this is the unique quality of the macaron and also an indication of a skilled baker.
Gianguja Cake ($7.20)
The perfectly presented Gianguja is a layered cake of pastry, hazelnut cream and smooth chocolate. With every mouthful I was treated to a combination of the flavours and textures from each delicate layer! It is certainly a cake to enjoy slowly, the Gianguja is one of my favourite cakes at Choux Cafe.
Criollo Cake ($7.40)
The exquisite multi layered Criollo consisted of dark chocolate mousse, caramel mousse, soft apples, chocolate biscuit and almond nougat, all slowly and delicately baked in the oven.
Toasted homemade croissant with ham and cheese
Everything at Choux Cafe is baked and cooked in the kitchen behind the counter including the croissants, breads and brioche. The buttery croissant pastry was flaky and light, the melted cheese and ham makes the simple croissant certainly indulgent. If a croissant is made from butter and not oils and trans fat I personally love to eat it as it is.
Symphony lime mousse, vanilla lemon curd glacage white chocolate gaellette Brittany Crumble Praline ($7.20)
Symphony lime mousse, vanilla lemon curd glacage white chocolate gaellette Brittany Crumble Praline – that certainly is a mouthful! DK loves lemon desserts and this one was delicious. A beautiful mousse and pastry bottom. It was perfectly presented.
Front outdoor seating is perfectly suited to bring along the dog
There is a small alfresco area at the back, walk past the kitchen
Limited free street parking
Order at the counter and take a seat
Phone ahead for large or takeaway orders, the baked goods sell quite fast over the weekend especially in the morning
Tuesday through to Friday from 7-00am to 5-00pm
Saturdays from 7-00am to 2-30pm
Sunday from 7-00am to 12-30pm
Closed on Mondays.
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