Breadwell is one of a multitude of coffee shops situated right near my workplace. A differentiator is its great selection of teas (including a pretty great chai if you are that way inclined). I recently noticed a new inclusion in the cakes cabinet – teeny tiny little macarons. Obviously they were calling for me to try them.
The other day I had a quick lunch with my mum, she had olive tapenade and bread ($6) and some meatballs ($7):
I’ve had the meatballs before and they are fine, although a touch sweet which I don’t love. The tapenade was really good though, not too salty, quite chunky, with some freshness from parsley. Yum.
I had the dahl with raita ($14):
It also comes with chapatis, but I had gluten-free bread instead. I enjoyed this – thick and rich and full of flavour.
As I was leaving the macarons beckoned. Given they are a recent addition to Breadwell, I asked about who made them. Apparently they have a French girl who supplies them – very promising! EDIT: the ‘French girl’ is Josephine, of Macarons by Josephine. These macarons are now stocked at a number of retailers, including EARL Canteen.
I selected a rosewater and a pistachio ($3 each):
So… they were really really good. The shell had a thin layer that was crunchy, with a soft, light inner. The filling was moist and rich. The macarons also had good flavour – the rosewater was quite strong, the pistachio a little more subtle. The shells were bright (my iPhone pics don’t do them justice) with the requisite ‘foot’ of a good macaron.
All in all, lunch was fine but the macarons were very special… and right behind my building. Oh my…
EDIT: I had a stressful morning at work and just consoled myself with a macaron… this could become a problem.
135 Flinders Ln
(03) 9650 8544