Nowadays almost every cafe or patisserie sells macarons. I have a sweet tooth, but have never been overly obsessed with them. However this elegant store has gotten me all excited about this delicate French confectionery.
Located on a quiet little lane in Melbourne CBD, La Belle Miette (meaning “beautiful crumb” or more generally the “beautiful small thing”) proudly showcases their beautifully made macarons. The founder, Maylynn, has studied professional patisserie and regularly conducts “dessert research” in Paris. You will find that each macaron on the marble bench top is made with passion, precision and patience (they are all gluten-free too!).
Their menu includes 18 unique selection of flavours, like the “Bastille” (Moet et Chandon and blackcurrant), lavender, mango and coconut, cherry blossom and sake, violet and blueberry, Pimm’s and pomegranate.
The logo and illustrations on the pastel gift boxes were hand drawn by a Melbourne graphic artist named Kano Hollamby.
The flavours are definitely attention grabbing, and they are all balanced in sweetness and have an envious texture. These exquisite little devils are certainly comparable to the ones I tasted from Ladurée in Sydney.
And just look at their Easter macarons.
Address. 30 Hardware Lane, Melbourne