Aaaand we’re back! Hope you guys had a faaabulous New Year! The boy and I took a few side trips over the holidays and first stop, Melbourne! I love Melbourne and one of the absolute must visit places you guys just absolutely have to go to when you’re in the area is Lux Bite (38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra). It’s where dreams for lovers of all things sweet come true.
Lux Bite is not in the Melbourne CBD so take a 10-15min tram ride (don’t ask me which I had nfi and had to taxi it lol). The cafe is bright and cheery, pass by the communal table in the middle and make your way to the back where the pretties live.
Hellooooo rainbow macarons! From mandarin jaffa to rosewater and lychee, pandan to watermelon guava, which one do you choose?
Inspired by Pierre Hermé‘s Ispahan, the Endless Love ($9) is oh so pretty in pink.
And check out the Meringue Monster ($8.50)!
I decided to go for the LuxBite tea set for 2 ($48) which comes with 2 drinks, 2 assorted gourmet finger sandwiches, 2 desserts and 4 macarons of our choice. I couldn’t resist a hot chocolate but suffered from major envy at Noods’ iced coffee which came with 2 scoops of ice cream and a coffee macaron which I promptly nicked.
Tee hee the Rudolph Supersized Love is too freaking cute and tastes like a Ferrero Rocher! The chocolate macaron shells sandwich rich hazelnut ganache and studded with hazelnut pieces. Best. Our second dessert is the Opera of Banoffee which has layers of hazelnut sponge, banana ganache, and a crunchy layer with pepper that weirdly works with the salted toffee buttercream.
Our macaron choices were the Creme Brulee macaron, Sour Strawberry macaron, my fav the Kaya Toast macaron which had a thick layer of fragrant kaya and a mini slab of salty butter in the middle and the Peanut Butter and Jelly macaron which totally nailed the balance of salty and sweet.
On the savoury side of things was the softest ever Bamboo Charcoal Brioche Bun with house made pork jerky (bak kwa), cucumber, crisp lettuce and a squiggle of Kewpie mayonaise and a Mushroom Mousseline and White Fungus sandwich which I may have pawned off to Noods in exchange for some of his brekkie.
Noods didn’t want any cake (muahaha more for me) and ordered the Eggs on Toast ($7.50) with a side of Maple Infused Bacon ($2.50). That bacon? Incredible. Seriously the best bacon ever! Salty and sweet and the right ratio of fat to porkilicious meat.
And thanks to the awesome Bernard we scored some delicious jars of kaya, salted caramel and vanilla caramel to take back to Syd! Definitely need to take another trip back stat!