This bakery is a serious operation. All the equipment and grain is imported from France (as is the pastry chef), and all the bread and patisserie is freshly baked each day. The croissants are a highlight, obviously, but the cakes are fabulous too. The breads on offer include classic French baguettes, as well as brioche, walnut and raisin bread and whatever else takes the chef’s fancy. You’ll also find quiches and pizzas. Over in the deli, the city’s most impressive selection of cheeses and cold cuts can be bought by the gram – or layered in one of the aforementioned baguettes for a sandwich. Outside, meanwhile, there’s a relaxing seating area in the gardens, overlooking the colonial house and the pool – just the spot to eat your purchase and relax a little.
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