There's so much to love about this relatively new addition to Glebe - the stunning Provençal decor, the aroma of just baked goodies, the baskets and wooden shelves of breads and rustic baguettes and the stunning display of delectable tarts, meringues and pastries.
Stepping into La Banette Patisserie Boulangerie is exactly like stepping into France, and to complete the scene, as I'm savouring a ratatouille quiche... two pigeons wander in. How Parisian!
The ratatouille quiche is beautiful flaky pastry loaded with chunks of eggplant, zucchini, capsicum and baked beneath a thick tomato sauce. It's a more satisfying way of eating the stew.
On a different day, I also grab the strawberry mille feuille and almond meringue to takeaway.
This is what the mille feuille looked like after surviving a short bus ride home -
The three layers of puff pastry were spectacularly light, flaky and buttery, in between were slices of fresh strawberries on clouds of lusciously thick cream. I would have preferred the cream to be a little less sweet but maybe this slice was not meant to be for my own sole consumption. It was too good to share...
The meringue was a better travel companion and barely crumbled during the journey. The fabulous nutty crunch served as an indulgent afternoon treat that day.
How exciting that I have Victorie and Zumbo in walking distance and a foodie haven like La Banette just a short bus trip away.
La Banette Patisserie Boulangerie
18 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW
Phone: (02) 8095 9688
28 Avalon Parade, Avalon NSW
Phone: (02) 9918 2948