La Sable Patisserie, Mitchell

15 Apr

La Sable Patisserie is right up there with Pialligo Estate as something I’ve been waiting for for a long, long time. Years ago, the hairdresser who essentially created my hair colour (yes, the red hair) mentioned that a family member had worked at Flute Bakery and was quite the pastry chef (talented family, right?) that I hoped we might one day see something akin to Flute on the northside. (And we all know how much I love Flute.) La Sable opened up earlier this year and – in addition to a big plug on Scotty & Nige’s radio show – it’s getting great reviews around town. One of the greatest things about it is that, unlike Flute, it’s open more hours daily and it’s open on Saturdays!

And this is how I come to direct Boyfriend to turn the car towards Lysaght Street in Mitchell this past Saturday morning after a quick trip to the Capital Region Farmers’ Markets. There’s plenty of on street parking and a small sign on the outside windows with prices of some things, like tarts, danishes and croissants. Inside, there’s a large counter area with a huge display of cakes, macarons, slices and pies but these don’t have the prices on them – a little frustrating. It’s extremely hard to choose but I comfort the pain of decision making with the notion that we’ll just simply have to come back – soon. As we order our treats we’re asking if we want coffees – of course! Small coffees are $3.5-$4 larges are $4-4.50 (more for takeaway, I think). The key pie flavours appear to be chicken and leek and lamb, sweet potato and parmesan – and are on the expensive side at $7.50. After ordering we help ourselves to (free) tomato sauce before taking our small plates outside; coffees are brought to us. While Scotty and Nige have been raving about how the chicken and leek pies include BACON, bacon hater Boyfriend (I know, I know) has missed the memo and finds the surprise bacon confronting. (He still polishes the pie off.) My (large!) pie looks like any lamb pie from afar, but its top is actually a mashed sweet potato crust. It’s delicious. The pies are packed with filling, making them heavy and thus a little delicate: it’s hard to lift the pies from the alfoil casing without breaking them. This is not a pie you can eat one-handed in the car. The salted caramel croustillant (I think that’s what it’s called!) ($5) is a choux pastry (think of those yummy desserts at Frugii). Its sugared cap is hollowed out a little and generously filled with a sweet coffee chantilly. Even as a coffee-hater I grab it because it just looks stunning, and it doesn’t disappoint. But, despite being someone who very rarely claims to be full, I struggle to finish it after the ample pie. Much like Fyshwick, I’d never have expected Mitchell to be the home of a great patisserie, but it is. And with early and weekend opening hours and so many different treats to try, I can see many visits in my future. Date: Saturday, 11 April 2015 Where: 6/83 Lysaght Street, Mitchell (the store’s themes are white and black and you can spot the black umbrellas outside the shop; park on the street) Cost: $28 for two coffees, two pies and a pastry Value for money: Reasonable; I think the pies are expensive (but very filling) Worthwhile factor: Highly worthwhile Want more? Keep in touch via their Facebook page.

(I still love you, Flute Bakery!)

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6 Responses to “La Sable Patisserie, Mitchell”

  1. cbrfoodie April 17, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    Reblogged this on CBRfoodie and commented:
    Great tip from Tara aka InTheTarratory for this Northside bakery. Must try!

  2. lizzygoodthings April 17, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Interesting… and not too far from The Blue House!

  3. Sarah April 17, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    What did you end up drinking if not coffee? I find I am usually disappointed with cafe Hot Chocolates.

    • inthetaratory April 17, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

      Chai latte 🙂

      • lizzygoodthings April 24, 2015 at 10:43 am #

        Yum. Powdered or real?

  4. Anne September 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    Nice cakes and coffee and lovely staff – I want prices displayed though and there is a notable lack of vegetarian pies or options which is hard to fathom as there are plenty of vegetarians who love food, and meat eaters who might want vegetarian for a change.

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