A couple of Saturdays ago, Cheesecake Boy and I were definitely having a lazy Saturday. The type where you don't wake up early, lounge around and end up eating breakfast in bed. When you do manage to get up, half the day's gone. However, when it's a glorious day there's nothing better than going for a stroll hand in hand, and having an awfully late lunch together. We ended up at Rozelle Markets and it was so late that most of the food was gone.
We ended up walking to where Strudel Baron use to be, and discovered that it's now a place called C'est Bon. However, I spied some Strudel Baron like strudel at the front and later discovered that it's still under the same owners of Strudel Baron, but they have just given the Rozelle shop a revamp with a new name, art decor interior and more French inspired goodies.
Even though the day was glorious, it was still a bit nippy so a hot chocolate and cappuccino were in order. They're your standard hot beverages, but they're keeping us warm and awake, yes we just got up and we wanted more sleep. It was the slothful weekend mode coming out of us.
|Large hot chocolate, $4|
I was thinking pancakes, but I think the lovely girl at the counter who had limited English did not understand my question, if the breakfast menu was all day, so I decided to make things easier and just point and ask for the sausage roll that I spy behind her. Cheesecake Boy followed suit by ordering the meat pie.
They sold the last sausage roll while we were still ordering, but I didn't have to be worried as some piping hot new ones were coming out. The sausage roll was a plain one, but I actually really enjoyed it. The meat inside was incredibly lean, but the flaky pastry just shattered in my mouth and melted away. Definitely one of the better plain sausage rolls that I have ate in a while.
|Sausage roll, $6|
Cheesecake Boy's pie had a pastry cut out cow on top. It was a simple meat pie with lovely lean chunks of beef. What I enjoyed most was that unlike other meat pies, this one was not saturated with gravy and the flavour and texture of the beef really came through. The shortcrust pastry had a nice crispness to it, but Cheesecake Boy thought it was slightly too crisp.
|Meat pie, $6|
No trip to the bakery is complete for us without sweets. The sweets would have to be pretty sad looking for us not to get any. I didn't have to ask as Cheesecake Boy saw me eyeing the macarons. Cheesecake Boy ordered the passion fruit macaron with the chocolate filling, it was a bit dry and forgettable. Now, I had requested for a raspberry macaron, but realised as I was tucking in that it was blood orange. Sometimes mistaken orders are the best, and the blood orange macaron was intense and bursting with the taste of blood orange. The texture was crisp on the outside, but slightly chewy and soft inside. It was blissfully good, and ended up with Cheesecake Boy and I bickering for the last bite.
|Passion fruit with chocolate filling and blood orange macarons, $2,50 each|
Cheesecake Boy loves a good chocolate cake. He's especially loves flourless chocolate cake as he truly savours the moist and gooey chocolate centre. They nicely heated this up for us. However, Cheesecake Boy's face at first bite showed his disappointment. It's very dry, but it's still chocolate, so Cheesecake Boy persevered.
|Flourless chocolate cake, $5|
I was still enjoying my sausage roll when I saw Cheesecake Boy looking at my untouched chocolate mousse tart. I got the hint and took a bite, and then another bite. Crumbling and delicate on top, soft chocolate filling inside and a tart base to finish off. The chocolate filling was not overly rich, but did not have a silky mousse texture as expected, it was more of a velvety flourless chocolate cake filling, but softer. Reluctantly, I passed my tart to Cheesecake Boy. Even though I wouldn't refer to it as a chocolate mousse tart, we both wanted the last bite. I even wanted to take a couple home with me.
|Chocolate mousse tart, $5|
Ending on a good note, we left energised, but still lazy. We enjoyed the intimate and quiet surroundings of C'est Bon and their simple offerings. However, the sunshine was beckoning us to join it, and it's another stroll down the street, before we're home bound and couch potatoes for the rest of the weekend.
Munching away, Dumpling Girl.
644 Darling Street
Rozelle NSW 2039
Ph: (02) 9555 4901