The secret to happiness is to be well-fed and in good company.
Published October 3rd 2012
For those in search of an indulgent breakfast
The Taste Baguette Cafe is a great place to stop by for a quick breakfast or morning tea. You can't go wrong with a thick slice of sourdough toast or better yet, a freshly baked French pastry. In particular, the $6.50 coffee and pastry deal is perfect on a chilly morning.
The display case at Taste Baguette Cafe, with delicious cakes and pastries.
During the morning rush, the ever-present queue means that the pastries are sold within a half-hour of leaving the oven. It doesn't get much fresher than that! Pastries to choose from include danishes, croissants and pain au chocolat.
Today, I decided to try an escargot, which means 'snail' in French. This is a nod to the pastry's coil shape. The pastry was glazed and golden-brown on the outside, while soft, flaky and creamy-coloured on the side. Juicy sultanas studded the inside of the coil. It was quite buttery and rich – very yummy, but definitely a once-in-a-while treat.
I've heard many inspiring things about the coffee at Taste – they sell Campos roasts, which are known for their smoothness. However, I'm not much of a coffee person, so I opted for hot chocolate instead. It was creamy and warm, but not too rich.
The Taste Baguette Cafe has several locations around Sydney, including Westfield Centrepoint and Greenwood Plaza. I visited the one at Macquarie University CampusHub. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth dropping by for an excellent morning tea.