La Banette Patisserie
18 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037
There is just one reason I’ll regret leaving my dingy little city apartment for on-campus accommodation in July: Glebe Point Road. I’ve been literally within a few hundred metres of one of Sydney’s most famous food districts for the past few months (and I have not explored it half as much as I should have). Of all the wonderful cafes and eateries, La Banette – and this gorgeous Fig Tart - will certainly be one of the hardest ones I’ll have to say goodbye to…
This is a nondescript hole in the wall that your nose leads you to rather than your eyes. A good part of that buttery, yeasty aroma wafting down the street comes from the Quiche Closet that always makes my eyes glaze in blissful indecision.
Seating is limited so I like to go early and order things as they come out of the oven and onto the counter; fresh Almond Croissants always leave me with a lasting grin.
The rows of seductive little cakes remind me of models lined up on a catwalk, every single one flamboyantly riveting.
On the other hand, Tarte au Citron draws one in with a comely elegance in that glossy sheen and citrus perfume.
If I wake up late, my brunch is never complete without Asparagus Quiche. Couched in a buttery crust are wonderfully tender, mildly bitter spears embedded in fluffy, savoury custard.
The classic Quiche Lorraine never disappoints with that feather-light custard saturated with decadent porky flavour.
A Danish from the massive array is ideal for a sweet finale.
Followed by a smooth, rich Piccolo Latté to sip on and watch the world go by.
Oh well, I guess I could always compromise by buying back a box of buttery bliss…