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Published December 10th 2014
Love is certainly in the air at Doux Amour
Amour, amar, amare, aroha, love... no matter how you say it, you undoubtedly feel and smell the love at Doux Amour!
The name meaning sweet love in English is definitely fitting for this patisserie, and you can really tell that the owners have put in a lot of love to this elegant and delightful place that brings to us one of the tastiest and delectable sweets I have tasted in Sydney!
I had the pleasure of meeting the owners, Kevin and his business partner. We chatted away as if we were old friends and they took us on a journey to their world of patisserie. It was a very interesting story on how they got started and established Doux Amour.
Every piece of furniture to the walls were all done personally by Kevin- he even made the tables! So no doubt a lot of love was put into this establishment and of course you can really taste it in the sweets and beverages!
As you open the doors you are welcomed to an aroma of coffee and a vision of sweets that are tremendously tempting...
We teased our taste buds with some beverages first to kick things off- we ordered a Flat white ($3.50) and Belgium Hot Chocolate ($5.20), the coffee was smooth and strong with the right amount of froth and the hot chocolate... well that was divine. The chocolate had a richness which really awakens your palate and entices you to have another...
The very delightful eclairs: Praline, coffee & Vanilla...
After we finished our drinks that hit the spot and satisfied our craving we sank our teeth into éclairs (classics $5.80 & éclairs with a flair $6.80)... it left me speechless!
We tried the Praline éclair first and we were greeted with one of the best fillings I have ever had in an éclair, it was smooth, gooey and generous. The texture was such a delight and you really tasted the hazelnuts which left you craving for another.
Coffee was next and what a treat that one was! It was beautifully decorated with coffee beans on the icing which was a nice touch and very tasty too, the Vanilla eclair with a croustillant top coat was something I have never tasted before, you really get that vanilla bean flavour and the texture was smooth and then you are hit with the coating which brought a crunch to the éclair. It was the best éclair I have ever eaten!
The delicious Belgium Waffles served with vanilla ice-cream, strawberries and bananas...
Our next delight was the Belgium waffles ($13.80) which was accompanied with bananas, strawberries and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. This was delightful, the Belgium chocolate sauce coated on top of the waffle was perfection and when you combine all elements on the plate it leaves an extremely scrumptious feel.
Our mission was not over yet, we still had more treats to taste and indulge in and of course no visit to a French style patisserie will be complete without macarons.
You can purchase the macarons individually ($2.70 each) or in box packs (six box pack: $15, 12 pack: $30 & box of 24: $55).
Doux Amour's very tasty macrons: Creme Brule & tea, Peanut Butter, Red Skin & Bounty
The macarons that we guiltily indulged in were Crème Brulee and tea, Red Skin, Bounty and Peanut Butter...
All four macarons were extremely tasteful and I must admit I was amazed with the Bounty macaron as it consisted of desiccated coconut which was a sweet surprise, while the Red Skin took me back to my childhood days!
We further indulged by having 'after sweet' drinks, I had the green tea latte ($4.60) and my sister treated herself to an iced coffee ($4.50). This was my first time trying a green tea latte and I must say it was pleasantly good. It was creamy and smooth and you really got that green tea hit, the ice-coffee was strong and rich and was pleasant too.
Almost everything is made in house and made by the owners and of course a French patisserie! The croissants are brought in but are baked in-house to keep that freshness.
You can really taste that everything is made freshly and not commercially like some other patisseries.
I recommend Doux Amour for everyone whether you are catching up with a friend, or want to impress your lover; regardless this is the place to be indulging and enticing your taste buds to the sweet life... I cannot wait to be back!
Getting here: Green Square Train Station is a ten minute walk approx, there are regular and plenty of buses that stop nearby (across the road) or if you are arriving by car there is a car park nearby or kerb parking on weekends.