The Cork News: PASTRY PRO RISES AGAIN!
Christine Girault is
famous for her incredible macarons, sculptural croquembouche and
adorable petits fours, so we were as dismayed as anyone when her... read more
Check out these reviews from tripadvisor:
“Go for the macarons.”
Best macarons in Cork. And I’ve tried them anywhere I’ve seen them.
“A sweet treat”
Their French Macaroons are simply divine. They are the best
macaroons I have tasted this side of Paris!!!!! Absolute perfection. My
office is based nearby – and I must say ‘Sugar’ is such a temptation!!!!
The owner is such a lovely lady – really informative and so friendly. I
keep promising myself I will sign up for one of her baking classes some
day soon. A lovely cafe/restaurant – perfect for breakfast, snacks,
treats and lunches!!!!
“Gorgeous Café, and the pastries are superb.”
This is my favourite café in Cork. Coffee is good, but it’s the
pastries that make it: it’s well worth a visit if you want a real French
pastry or croissant with your coffee in the morning. It’s a little out
of the centre of town, just west of the Court House on Washington
Street, but if you’re in the area some day, you really should drop
in.Everything is made on the premises, usually by the owner, with
freshly baked croissants and pastries every morning (get there early and
they’ll still be warm from the oven), and they are delicious.If you
want a treat, though, you have to try the selection of petits fours –
opera slices, sweet flans and tarts and proper French eclairs (filled
with chocolate, caramel or coffee custard). You can get takeaways, or
for special occasions they’ll make cakes to order, including some pretty
spectacular creations made from spun sugar and profiteroles. (As an
aside, you can also pay to do a baking lesson, which mainly shows you
how hard it is to make these things… but it’s great fun all the same)For
lunch, before go mad at the confectionery, there’s also the usual
selection of salad plates, hot rolls, wraps or sandwiches, and soup, but
to go and NOT have one of the cakes is like visiting Paris and not
going to see the Eiffel Tower. Like a lot of cafés, they close up at
around 5 pm, so there’s no evening menu.