Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Le Bon Choix, Paddington

It didn't take Paddington locals long to sniff out the latest pastry sensation in the burb.

Le Bon Choix opened on Monday and there was hardly a seat left in the house when I visited on Tuesday afternoon.

Positioned on the corner of Given Terrace and Great George Street, this old Commonwealth Bank building has never looked so good.  It's so shiny white inside it almost hurts your eyes and I'm glad I'm not responsible for keeping that gleaming floor clean.

Le Bon Choix has been wowing pastry lovers in Ascot and Brisbane's CBD for several years.  Their wares are a visual as well as taste delight.

Inside their display cases you'll find a wonderful assortment of cakes and pastries to eat there or larger sizes to take home. There are danish pastries, muffins, donuts,croissants, macarons, eclairs and wonderful little delights known as Lucie and Miroula.  How they create some of these treats is beyond me but eating them is pure pleasure.

Savoury treats include baguettes and rolls, with a selection of quiches and pies in various sizes.

There's also a large choice of freshly baked  bread, an option which has been missing from the Paddington precinct for a while.

Open from 7am, this is a great spot to grab a coffee and a croissant on the way to work.

Bottom line:
Le Bon Choix translates to 'the best choice' and I'd have to agree their offerings leave me feeling well satisfied.

Best tip:
Parking will be a challenge here in busy periods.  Be prepared to park and walk which will give you a chance to work of some calories and peruse the many great shops in the area.

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