Location: South Kensington (South West London)
Cuisine: Sweet (Patisserie)
Price Range: £££
LFM Score: 4/5
Bebe Friendly Score: 1/3
Macaroons were sooo 2014. Now Eclairs have well and truly overtaken the patisserie scene in London. Maitre Choux has set up shop in the high end district of South Kensington to catch the well heeled clientele. Beautifully decorated eclairs are lined up in the shop window which draw you in subconsciously.
London Foodie Mama is on a budget (nappies are expensive did you know)- we couldn’t justify forking out £5-6 for just ONE eclair! So we dug deep in our empty pockets to try out the (cheaper) freshly baked Chouquettes which had just come out of the oven – think choux pastry balls covered in crunchy sugar crystals…tres bien oui oui. My Parisian plus one agreed that these were as good as they get.
The tiny cafe houses 2 tables with VERY little space for buggies (to manoeuvre our buggy to one table we had to disturb other guests and request they move their chairs – tres embarassing). So best to take home your eclairs (hide them from your sprogs!)