Sunday, 3 April 2016

Espresso and Matcha's Foodie Odyessy - Sydney - Day 1 Afternoon Tea : La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie

The reason why we skipped dessert at The Tea Room, was so that we could try another place on our hit list, being La Renaissance Cafe at the Rocks. We underestimated the (long and uphill) hike, and were quite tired (and hot) by the time we got there.

For our efforts though, we were rewarded with delightful sight of numerous cakes and pastries. Comparing them to the Brisbane patisserie scene, I would find it more akin to Le Bon Choix as opposed to Chouquette, due to the emphasis on mousses and bright colours of the cakes.

Seating was at the back, in a rustic style courtyard with a really cute bike.

I ordered the Tiramisu, whilst Queen V had the Goya.

The Goya was a raspberry passionfruit mousse with almond nougarine. After the long hike, Queen V agreed that it was quite refreshing and light in texture whilst intensely fruity. The mousse tasted akin to what we have at Le Bon Choix, but for the price tag of $10.50 for dine in, we found it a little more expensive than we would have expected it to be. 

This was my tiramisu, which I was very keen on trying out. Whilst it contained the essential elements of mascarpone and a soaked sponge, it turned out to be very sugary, and the amount of cocoa was a bit too much for my tastes, rather than a light sprinkle, I brushed almost half a centimetres worth off the top of the cake before eating it. Due to the intense sweetness of the tiramisu, I was also unable to taste much of the espresso from it either.

Price Range: $7 - $20pp

Taste: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Service: 7/10
Environment: 7/10

La Renaissance Cafe Patisserie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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