While strolling along Chapel Street for a spot to rest our legs, we were drawn to A La Folie’s attractive display of enticing treats.
It’s simply lovely inside, with more displays (the desserts are so pretty I can’t help but snap away) and a sitting area furnished just like the cafes we visited in Paris, complete with an Eiffel Tower in the backdrop.
The name A La Folie is a French expression for “madly in love” and this is evident in the pastries we sampled. There is no doubt that French owner and Patissier, Mercede Coubard, puts her heart and soul to each exquisite treat. Pastries here are handmade using only fresh and natural ingredients of the highest quality.
Along with his aromatic Long Black (AUD 3.80), hubby had a gratifying and moist Almond Chocolate Financier (AUD 6.50).
Hello photogenic! My Raspberry Vanilla Macaron (AUD 8.90) tastes as fabulous as it looks. The macaron shell was perfect- crisps exterior and chewy interior. The contrast between the sweet macaron shell and tangy raspberries tantalised my taste buds.
We took away some pastries to enjoy in our hotel room. The Chocolate Saint Honore (AUD 9.50) was absolute glorious. I loved every aspect of it-the rich chocolate cream, airy cream puffs and buttery short crust pastry that melts in the mouth.
Cloaked with liquid chocolate and chilled to set, the Chocolate Raspberry Tart (AUD 8.50) is a dream for chocoholics. Each mouthful is bliss with the harmonious marriage of decadent chocolate and zesty raspberry.
Not every salted caramel treat are made equal. Sometimes it’s way too sweet, at other times overly salty. A La Folie salted caramel something that you’d like to eat over and over again because it’s balanced perfectly. The Salted Caramel Macaron (AUD 3) should not be missed.
The Petite Salted Caramel Choux (AUD 3.40) took me by surprise. Who would have thought the most humble looking pastry turned out to be the so captivating? It may not look like much, but it’s divine! The choux pastry is airy and filled with intense salted caramel, and topped with fondant. It’s pricy for something so small, but worth every penny.
Needless to say, I highly recommend a visit to A La Folie. You won’t regret it!
A La Folie Patisserie
598 Chapel Street
South Yarra 3141
Tel: 03 9827 3337