Watch out Zumbo, there’s a new kid on the block! Café Cre Asion (21 Alberta Street, Surry Hills) opened in June, the tiny teahouse featuring macarons with flavours that are just crazy awesome.
Owner Yu Sasaki, a trained chef, has worked for the past two years with Christine Manfield at Universal Café. There’s a macaron dedicated to her called the ‘Dear Chris’ which is hazelnut praline with a milk chocolate ganache and is based on her famous Golden Gaytime dessert.
The proximity of this cafe to my work is so freaking dangerous… Look at dem pretties! They’re calling to me! The macaron compels you!
It is a teensy tiny cafe with only enough seating for 8. As well as the macarons, Yu bakes brioche, sourdough and foccacia on the premises so a small range of savouries are available justifying my lunchtime walk lol
Macarons are a bit on the pricey side at $2.70 each however if you buy more you’ll um save more 😛 A box of 8 macarons is $19 and a box of 14 is $30. edit: price has increased to box of 14 for $40.
Macaron stackage!!! So like, I got 1 of each flavour that was left plus an extra pistachio which was freaking delicious. Usually pistachio flavoured things aren’t pistachio-y enough ya know? But this one was awesome. So was the lemonade even though it tasted more like lemon curd which is still awesome cos I heart lemon curd.
Flavours: lemonade, cranberry, orange lime, caramel, coffee, cassis, white miso, dear chris, pistachio, green tea, red bean, dark chocolate and vanilla. Warning the flavours change each day!
Special mention to the coffee macaron which was like eating a coffee bean and could possibly replace my daily coffee hehe the cassis was delish cos I’d been craving for something blackcurrant-y. The orange lime was refreshing if there is such a thing for a macaron, like Schwepps in macaron form!
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