(Melbourne) A La Folie Patisserie

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A La Folie Patisserie is a cafe that is popular for its macarons and other various desserts, and is situated on the trendy shopping precinct of Chapel Street in South Yarra. As we were walking along the area on a lazy afternoon, my family and I decided to try out the macarons and coffee here since the desserts were so colorfully presented on the display window. Although the coffee didn’t live up to expectations, the macarons were delectable and I hope to try out the other desserts here someday. A La Folie Patisserie is opened everyday and is easily accessible – it’s a short walking distance from the South Yarra Station – and even closer to the tram stop at the intersection of Toorak Road and Chapel Street. The patisserie is also surrounded by numerous cafes, restaurants, and shops, and is an ideal location to take a break after all the walking and shopping.


 – General Review –

  •  Service: 7/10

Service was decent and friendly.

  • Servicescape: 7.7/10

A La Folie Patisserie is located on a slightly more crowded area of Chapel and Toorak, alongside several other cafes and dessert shops. The cafe was very small with limited seats, although the interior was reminiscent of a contemporary, elegant, yet simple Parisian design. It was clean and quiet, although it could have been more comfortable and warm, especially since the bright, white lights were a little harsh.

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  • Non-smoking area: Seats are indoors and smoke-free.
  • Vegetarian dishes: Yes.
  • Price range: $$ (AU$3 – $9.50 for most individual desserts.)

Overall Rating: 8.3/10


 – Food Experience –

1) Mocha & Hot Chocolate:

I was a little disappointed with the mocha, since the coffee was too strong which even overpowered the taste of chocolate, and it would be better to have more milk in it.

The hot chocolate was amazing, on the other hand, even though it was very thick and heavy. The chocolate was surprisingly not too sweet, in fact a little bitter. Milk was served in a separate small jug so you can add to your own liking. Pretty sure the hot chocolate can be a meal on its own, considering how heavy and filling it was, and I barely finished it with the help of two other people.

Mocha ($3.80) & Hot Chocolate ($6)

Mocha ($3.80) & Hot Chocolate ($6)

2) Caramel Latte:

Not very impressed with the Caramel Latte, the caramel just sat at the bottom so you stir it according to how sweet you want the coffee to be. I thought this wasn’t the place to get coffee as you can definitely find much better ones elsewhere.

Caramel Latte ($3.80)

Caramel Latte ($3.80)

3) Macarons – Valrhona Caraibe Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Rose Delight:

The macarons were $3 each and we got what was recommended as some of the most popular options. The Valrhona Caraibe Chocolate was dark but still pretty sweet, rich, and a little heavy. One of my favorites was the Salted Caramel macaron, with a perfect balance of sweet and saltiness, and the caramel was incredibly smooth as well. I loved the color of the Rose Delight macaron, and it was sweet yet with a hint of sourness at the same time. They were all amazingly moist, dense, with the right amount of filling. Definitely wouldn’t mind coming back again to try out the rest of the macarons, as well as the other individual desserts and cakes.

Macarons ($3 each) from top left - clockwise direction: Valrhona Caraibe Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Rose Delight

Macarons ($3 each) from top left – clockwise direction: Valrhona Caraibe Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Rose Delight

 

Location: 589 Chapel Street, South Yarra – VIC, Australia (3141)

Contact number: +61 3 9827 3337

Website: A La Folie Patisserie

Operating hours: Sun – Thurs: 10am – 5.30pm

Fri – Sat: 10am – 7pm

Posted by: V

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