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Published June 20th 2015
Hot Chocolate and Pastry You Can't Resist
It is not very often that you may find yourself along the Seaforth shops but if you happen to be there, you must not miss out the opportunity to try one of the best cafes in the Northern Beaches.
Taste of Belgium is nestled along the busy Sydney Road and you can't miss it with its prominent maroon cushioned seats outside its cafe windows. In the mornings, it is often packed with its regular customers, patiently waiting for the friendly bunch of baristas to prepare their fresh cup of beverage.
Especially for the Winter season, how can we live a day without having a cup of hot chocolate? I swear by Taste of Belgium's hot chocolate. It is definitely a must try item on the menu.
The pastries are amazing, too. It's sweet and crispy palmiers are my favourite. The next best palmiers I've ever tasted can only be found in Paris. I highly recommend the almond croissant and the Belgian waffles as well.
The next best thing about Taste of Belgium which we often look for in every cafe is the service, of course. Chef Didier Lannoote, who owns the cafe, is proud of his accolades and you can see them on display in his shop. There are certificates and photos of his past achievements which includes being a pastry chef to former Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush. Very often, even when he is busy preparing dishes for his customers or rolling the dough to make his delicious pastries, he will pop out of the kitchen to greet you with his warm smile.
The only downfall to the patisserie is possibly the small size of the shop and its limited seating availability. But there is always an option of take away and sipping your hot chocolate on one of the picnic benches which can be found scattered along the road whilst enjoying the bustle of beautiful Seaforth.