Finding myself up the top end of the CBD wanting to get breakfast, I knew exactly where I wanted to go. My sister had told me about Lorraine’s Patisserie ages ago and ever since then, I have wanted to try their famous strawberry and mascarpone cake. It was just a few streets away from Pitt Street Mall, tucked in down the end of a cute little hipster-friendly looking alleyway lined with other funky modern shops. I was surprised to see that the patisserie was really small with no seating and they didn’t sell any beverages – but that didn’t matter as we found the cake cabinet very inviting.
We grabbed a few things and headed into the sun filled seats of Martin Place to eat our breakfast.Croissant ($4.00). We were tempted to go back and get another croissant, we basically finished it a few steps away from the shop front.Choc eclair puff ($5.50). This was heaven. The choux pastry was perfect with its little bit of crunch, the vanilla bean cream was divine all topped off with the right amount of chocolate. I was also tempted to get another one of these as TimmyC ate most of this one.Mascarpone cake lightened mascarpone, layered with crispy coconut dacquoise, fresh strawberries ($10.00). The perfect marriage of strawberries and mascarpone with an added delight of the chewy coconut dacquoise layers. As much as I enjoyed this, I preferred the choc éclair puff more as it didn’t have the hype and expectations placed on it like the mascarpone cake had. I thought the price of one cake was a little steep considering its small serving size.
Sausage roll. Not the most delicious sausage roll I’ve had but it provided a good savoury relief from all the sweets I was having for breakfast.I am eager to head back there and eat more of these cakes and croissants while hopefully also getting to taste more of their cake range.
Venue: Lorraine’s Patisserie
Address: Shop 5, Palings Lane, 320 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9254 8009
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Just around the corner from Angel Place and Ivy … I love this shopette so much!
I wanted to explore the area more but everything was shut on the Saturday morning we were there
Sydney is so weird … it really could do so much more by actually really staying “open” rather than pretending to be open 24 hours. I love cities by night. Have you seen and heard the bird cages in Angel Place?
Oh! I did happen to walk past and took a photo. I was coincidentally also wearing a dress full of bird cages that day!
I did want to check out the Ivy etc. I might have to go back on a week day
Haha … I like your comment on your choice of dress … very appropriate choice I say.
I’ll have to wear more foodie items of clothes and hopefully I get another happy coincidence
Ahh … here’s to happy coincidences 🍮🍰🎂
I visited Sydney a couple of years ago and loved the range of cake shops. I had this one on my list but didn’t get there. Looks good but I have to agree with you, $10 for a slice of cake is a lot but I probably would have paid that, too!
Hahaha pay once to try, although I might have paid that for the profiterole and still keep going back for it.
The food scene has exploded, you should come back to Sydney when you can ☺️