Cafe de Beaumarchais, located in the small township of Sassafras, is a hidden gem for pastry enthusiasts. The queue of couples and families waiting on a table must be evidence of its popularity.
The unadorned facade with large windows reflecting dark interiors mask an elegant and romantic interior. The most striking elements of the interior are the little reminders of cafes I visited in Paris and Brussels:
There were too many alluring pastries behind the glass to make a quick decision or to attempt at sampling the lot. I finally decided on testing the Frenchness of the cafe by ordering the lemon roulade. It turned out to be very light with the right amount of squidgy lemoniness that would sit well in the counters of Paris.
I couldn't help adding an order of the non-French dusty brown looking Lindt chocolate and masala cake. It was light yet chocolatey rich on the palate, without being milky sweet. A must-try for chocolate lovers.
Cafe de Beaumarchais may not be a full replicate of a French cafe, but the thought of mouth-watering pastries in a setting made cosier with nice touches of French decor, excellent service and affordable prices will have me returning for more.
Beat me by a day publishing Lionel, hehe! Lovely place, we had a meeting here last week and honestly, THE best cake I've ever had. We had white Lindt chocolate and raspberry cheesecake and fabo coffee (& coffee has to be good to impress me) all seated outside watching the world go by.
I love their crockery, it looks like dinged up old white enamel tin cups with bits broken off, but it's meant to be that way and is in fact, china!