AGATHE PATISSERIE, SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKETS: We got up bright and early on a Wednesday to avoid the mythical queues at the famed Agathe Patisserie in the South Melbourne Markets – only to find, that there were none! Unfortunately, we were disappointed to find out that they only had the most basic flavours available as it was a Wednesday, none of the fancy, creative flavours like matcha I was keen to try.. Nevertheless we went back to basics with an almond croissant and was blown awayyy
Almond Croissant – $7.0
The good fat: Absolutely delicious! The best croissant I’ve ever had. The almond flavour was plentiful and strong. The croissant wasn’t too sweet itself but the pastry on the inside was almost like an creamy, buttery almond filling that tasted simply delicious, especially in balance with the crispiness of the pastry outside and altogether melted in my mouth. The layers came out perfectly and it was a very filling breakfast pastry!
The bad fat: Quite dense for some people but perfect for me
Cherry and Pistachio Danish – $5.0
The good fat: The pastry was very light, crispy and crunchy – just the way I like it!
The bad fat: The syrup was way too sweet and I didn’t like the sourness of the cherry in the middle – it was soft and squishy. The pistachios weren’t crunchy and despite not being a fan of fruit pastries, I really didn’t enjoy the overpowering sweetness/sourness of this one.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES – Only try the croissants though!