Did you say cake? With shelves and cabinets overflowing with sugary treats that look almost too special to eat, Le Bon Choix at Paddington has plenty of happy customers.
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.
Le Bon Choix translates to 'the best choice' and I'd have to agree their offerings leave me feeling well satisfied.
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.