Macarons have had a slow start in Adelaide, while almost every cafe, bakery, and news stand in the Eastern States seems to sell them, we've been a bit slow on the uptake. Thankfully there are a few places around town where dedicated mac lovers are supplying Adelaide's sweet tooths with one of the classiest treats around. So if you consider yourself a bit of a macaron connoisseur, let us know where you think we can find Adelaide's best macarons.
Mulot's Patisserie is probably one of the oldest in the game, their patisserie on King William road is always churning out tasty eclairs, tarts, petit fours, and of course macarons. They are quite small, not too cheap, but they are full of flavour. You'll have to brush up on your French, or be prepared to pester the counter staff, when picking your flavours, they're all in French. Make sure you can tell your framboise from your fraise, and your citron from your pistache.
Somewhere newer on the scene, but very dedicated to macarons, is the Mac Factory on Hutt Street. Their adorable little cafe is dedicated to macarons, and they are always coming up with new and exciting flavours. Of course you can stick to the tradtionals, but why not try an orange and beetroot, or a nutella, or for something even wilder their bubblegum and pop rocks combination. Their colours are vibrant, their flavours are explosive, and their staff are absolutely lovely.
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Heading to the world of cyberspace, another great Adelaide macaron creator is Lil Miss Macaron. As if she could be any cuter with a name like that, all her macarons are beautiful, and you'll find plenty of fans to rave about their quality. Like the Mac Factory, here you'll find both traditional flavours, and endless experiments resulting in great flavour combinations. You can order macarons from Lil Miss Macaron for parties and events, or just for your personal indulgence. If you're lucky you might even come across her at one of Adelaide's markets.
It is even getting to the stage where macarons can be found in the Supermarket. Keep an eye out for Chateau Blanc's adorably packaged mini macarons. While they make look great, don't let this be your macaron introduction. Compared to the options floating around Adelaide, these are dry, and flavourless in comparison. They're great for a spur of the moment treat, but make sure you're sampling the rest Adelaide has to offer.
So have you succumbed to the call of the macaron? Let us know where you like to buy them, and what your favourite flavour combination is. If you'd like to try making them at home, then why not check out our macaron recipe.
Bakinaire..... China town, in central markets... The best I have tried, I do reccommend lil miss macaron as hers are very nice.... But I have found it easier to find the pot of gold at the rainbows end easier to achieve than getting my hands on hers.... She tends to have regular customers and doesnt bother with new. But that is my opinion.
I too discovered Lil Miss Macaron on Facebook and had the pleasure of meeting her in person at a recent market. I'd never tried a macaron before (I prefer something with a bit more guts, like an entire mud cake......) but after trying the blood orange & the jaffa flavours, I am totally hooked.
Lil Miss Macaron's were the first macs I'd ever tasted & I thought they were divine. I've since tried macs from at least 3 other places & they don't compare! Can't wait to pick up my Christmas order - totally worth the drive - although...they may not last the journey home again without ending up in my tummy!