LE MILLE CREPERIE, CHADSTONE: Crepe cakes, that is, multiple layers of wafer thin crepes layered atop each other, with cream and other fruity dessert flavours embedded within, will become the next biggest thing for sure. Just like how fro-yo, bubble waffles etc. had their phases, crepe cake stores are popping around everywhere now, and Le Mille Creperie is one newly opened cafe that specialises in this sweet treat. We were treated to a gorgeously presented French-style high tea, complete with refreshing fruit teas on the side. I enjoyed the petite sit down area, the “high” quality of desserts and the overall ambiance of the cafe, despite being located in a busy shopping mall.
Le Mille Creperie High Tea for Two – $59.95
The high tea begins with a choice of either fruit teas, warm teas or coffees. It was a 38 degree day in Melbourne and so we easily opted for one of the fruit teas in their vast menu. Both the teas were sweet and fresh in their fruit flavours. The aloe had small parts of the jelly floating around, with slices of kiwi fruit and a small hint of kiwi coming through the stronger aloe. The lychee rose was very fresh as crisp as well, not tasting artificial but rather subdued in its rose flavouring. A very nice side drink to accompany our sweets and definitely a thirst quencher!
The high tea features a selection of their best selling crepes which included:
- Tea-ramisu (Lady fingers, red bean, matcha crepes, and cream)
- Choc-tiramisu (Espresso and lady fingers, mascarpone cheese and cream)
- Pure mango (Fresh mango, vanilla crepes and cream)
- Lemon cheese (Cheese cake and lemon curd, lemon infused crepes and cream)
Each of the crepes were very unique in their flavours, but the texture of the crepes and cream were all beautiful. The crepes were very smooth and blended perfectly into each layer so that you couldn’t distinguish each individual crepe – which is just how it should be. The small portion sizes and the cream in between also meant that none of the cakes were too sweet and instead, lent the majority of the taste to each of the additional toppings instead. We started off with the mango, which was quite simple with small chunks of fresh mango inside for that fruity taste. The lemon cheese was similar to a cheesecake, with the sourness of the lemon coming from the curd on top. The choc-tiramisu was quite strong in its coffee flavour, but the lady fingers and mascarpone were all too similar in texture that everything just blended together. Ideally, the tea-ramisu could have a stronger matcha flavour, perhaps using matcha cream instead of just normal and the red bean added a great, Asian sweetness. Overall, I was quite impressed with the texture of the crepe cakes but also suggest that instead of two tiramisu based ones, that maybe they could offer a chocolate one instead.
The lychee rose raspberry macaron was also very intricately created. It wasn’t too sweet, as the majority of the sweet kick came from the small drop of raspberry jam in the middle of the biscuit. The lychee was very subtle as the rose was probably the main flavour.
The croissants were warm with the cheese melted inside a slice of ham. This was a simple, crispy savoury pastry to balance out the sweet plates underneath. The cucumber sandwich was a bit of a letdown. It was incredibly simple, literally one thin slice of cucumber wedged between two buttered pieces of bread. The bread didn’t seem very fresh and there was too much butter. In my opinion, the sandwich, a quintessential component of high tea is a bit too simple and cheap – creating an alternate flavour e.g. egg, or salmon, or perhaps having a petite scone instead would offer a bit more value and class to complement the rest of the high tea.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES – Would love to have a full slice of the lovely-textured crepe cakes and pot of tea on the side for a perfect afternoon tea.
CHECK OUT LE MILLE CREPERIE HERE: https://www.lemillecreperie.com/
2wofatgirls would like to thank Le Mille Creperie for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration