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Taste Baguette Cafe @ Macquarie University

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by Saba Vayani-Lai (subscribe)
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.

The escargot pastry

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.

Breakfast time... om nom nom...

The service was quick and friendly. I was greeted with a chirpy good morning and only had to wait five minutes for my hot chocolate. Taste also has a stamp card system to reward loyal customers.

The Macquarie University CampusHub cafeteria, with Taste Baguette in the background.

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.
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Why? Delicious French pastries and coffee - the perfect morning tea
When: Mon-Fri: 7am - 6.30pm (during term time only)
Phone: (02) 9870 8080
Where: Macquarie University Shop 102/ Balaclava Rd Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Cost: $6.50 for coffee and pastry
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