Arts and Culture Writer based in Brisbane | StaceyTrick.com | @Stacey_Trick
Published October 11th 2016
Art You Can Eat
As you enter the gallery style cafe on Edward Street, you are greeted with an authentic 'Bonjour'. With each visit to Le Bon Choix, the staff do not miss a beat when it comes to paying attention to customers. The charcoal and candy macaron pink decor is chic and modern, while the illuminating downlights draw your attention to the most superb French pastries you have ever seen. Bursts of pink, royal purples, pistachio greens, sunshine yellow, velvety chocolate and vibrant orange hold within them flavours so exquisite and so indulgent, you will pleased to have found such a place in Brisbane.
Le Bon Choix, Edward Street, BRISBANE. Image Credit Stacey Trick.
Among some of the fine edible pieces of art the boulangerie and patisserie have available include the classic French Tart aux fraises, croissants, macarons, bambolios, sweet and savoury tartes, and others. They also have on offer Le Bon Choix style cakes and slices for birthdays and special events.
Bambolio at at Le Bon Choix, Edward Street, BRISBANE. Image Credit Stacey Trick.
Although each indulgent treat is divine in their own right, there is one in particular that I will always keep coming back for more; the Bambolio. Unlike anything I've ever seen or tasted, even in Paris when I was last there, Le Bon Choix's Bambolio is pure art for the eyes and a sensation for the tastebuds. The Bambolio is a mango mouse semi-sphere covered in a fine layer of glossy mango jelly. Inside of the mousse you will discover fresh mango, banana and passionfruit jelly, on a deliciously crisp white chocolate base. Finally, it is adorned with edible gold leaf and tempered white chocolate.
Tart aux fraises at Le Bon Choix, Edward Street, BRISBANE. Image Credit Stacey Trick.
Not only do Le Bon Choix offer splendid French pastries and bakery goods, they offer a full cafe service of coffee, hot chocolate, and an array of cold beverages. There are some places that just know how to make coffee, and Le Bon Choix on Edward Street are definitely artisans in coffee making. Their cappuccino is delicious and intense, topped with the silkiest froth and dusted with delicious chocolate. I will go as far to say the best coffee in Brisbane.
Having experienced authentic boulangeries and patisseries in Paris, France, such as the renowned Ladurée; finding a similar establishment in Brisbane, I thought at first, would be improbable. I am glad to say that Le Bon Choix on Edward Street, Brisbane has done well to sway my preconceived notion. Whether you are stopping in for brunch, lunch, or takeaway, your expectations will be exceeded with Le Bon Choix's array of choices. In fact, translated, Le Bon Choix means 'the right choice'; and that it is. Upon leaving, after being sumptuously treated to edible art, you will be left wanting to come back for more. And with a 'merci beaucoup' from the friendly staff, you will truly feel you've made the right choice.