Yesterday was my first visit to French Corner Bakery & Patisserie. I am now planning many more visits. ^^
My friend and I ventured forth in the aftermath of a freezing rain to sample the goods. She has been there many times and told me about how much the bakery has expanded since she started visiting.
Another pasty gem hiding in plain site, what is with these amazing French patisseries in unexpected neighbourhoods?
We visited around 3:30 pm on a Thursday afternoon. There were a few other customers but it wasn’t packed (thank you weather!), which was nice. Both counter staff were friendly and helpful. The food we tried was very good, and reasonably priced.
The front area is a long rectangle, with a counter running lengthwise and a large display case. You can see into the back where the staff are at work creating their works of art which is neat.
Aside from pastries and baked goodies, they also offer fresh breads, soups and salads, hot drinks, lots of lovely things. The only thing I found odd was that the pastry displays are not labelled, this for example is obviously a lemon tart, but some other items were not so obvious to me what they were called. It was fine however, the lady behind the counter patiently explained each item that I was interested in.
I had the lemon tart and the night and day mouse. The tart was wonderful, the lemon curd was tangy and light, in a nice firm crust. The mousse was amazing, I will definitely try both of these items again!
My friend had pistachio mouse and a red raspberry item, which I forget the name.
The cup of hot chocolate was perfect for a cold spring day.
I’m looking forward to bringing Boyfriend Unit to this bakery with me next time.