This might go without saying, but if you’re watching your caloric intake, you may want to avert your eyes.
Harvest Boulangerie Patisserie
Harvest is so popular, you might have to get up early (and fight through a queue of devoted locals) to make sure you don’t miss out – but trust us, it’s worth it. We’ve already talked about their light-as-air croissants (which, by the by, are even more amazing filled with ham and cheese…) But for us, the real showstoppers are the flaky, buttery danishes topped with fresh, seasonal fruit.
117B Brighton Road, Scarborough
Dolcetto Patisserie & Cafe
Dolcetto? May as well call it the diet-breaker – or at least that’s what they’ve named their almost and custard scrolls! This family-owned boutique patisserie has been tempting and tantalising the people of Perth since 2011 – so tempting, in fact, that we’ve had to expand our definition to include the Italian patisserie. These cakes are sumptuous, decadent, and baked fresh on the premises every day. If you don’t quite have an excuse to order an extravagant special occasion cake, stop by the cafe for a cannoli, tart or the aforementioned scrolls.
Shop 3-4, 400 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
Maison Saint Honore
You’d need a heart of stone to resist the dreamy pastel macarons of Maison Saint Honore – and these guys will even deliver them to you seven days a week. Not just about macarons, Maison Saint Honore also create a delectable assortment of pastries, cakes, crepes and other desserts from their ever-expanding set of locations.
100 Benara Road, Caversham
117C Birkdale Street, Floreat
63 Kishorn Road, Mount Pleasant
55 Brookmount Drive, Ellenbrook
This unassuming patisserie is home to some très bon pastries. Petit fours, macarons and much more line their cabinets, with a selection of occasion cakes available, as well. But if you really want to be the life of the party, you’ve gotta get your hands on one of their croquembouche – a golden, glistening, mesmerising tower of choux pastry and caramel.
22/260 Canning Highway, Bicton
After starting out as a stall at the now-demolished Station Street Markets in Subi, La Galette de France has attained a cult-like following for their offerings. They’re now located in a small premise on Hampden Road, so uni students can easily pop down for a post-lecture pastry. While galettes are their speciality, you can’t go past their almond croissants – dark, flaky and truly Parisian.
Shop 4, 160 Hampden Road, Nedlands
One half of the Galette de France team has branched out to create French Resistance – Northbridge’s answer to your croissant cravings. The same meticulous approach to pastry applies here: a steadfast commitment to quality and refusal to cut corners. As well as croissants and danishes, expect to find a rotating array of other sweets on offer, like lemon and ricotta cakes and vanilla slice.
271 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
Chez Jean-Claude Patisserie
Just one look at the lunch time crowd snaking out the doors of Swiss baking masters Jean-Claude should be enough to get you at least a little bit intrigued by their offerings. Their baguettes make a perfect lunch on the go, but the visit really wouldn’t be complete without an almond croissant, tart or palmier for the road.
333 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
26 Oxford Close, West Leederville
La Belle Patisserie
La Belle first started out at the Vic Park and Kalamunda markets, and has grown to include two brick-and-mortar locations in Belmont and Lathlain. As well as delectable classics, like pain au raisins, danishes, eclairs and tarts – these guys do some insane weekend specials that have included matcha cruffins and crispy roast pork croissants topped with pork floss. Our mouths are watering just thinking about them…
Shop G-034, Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, 227 Belmont Ave, Cloverdale
25B Gallipoli Street, Lathlain
Another one of those inclusions that isn’t strictly French, but certainly more than worthy of a mention! Earning legions of followers with their cult-favourite underground bakery Backdoor Bakehouse, it was only a matter of time until the crew expanded to a brick and mortar operation. And thus, Zonts Bakehouse was born, moving from Subiaco into their new Northbridge digs in October. That golden, flaky pastry is pretty mesmerising on its own, but the flavour combos absolutely take things to the next level – like croissants topped with everything bagel seasoning and filled with cream cheese, or stuffed with bacon, kimchi and stracciatella. Those with a sweet tooth with be more than looked after, with flavours like blood orange and pink grapefruit curd, or danishes filled with matcha, cheese and yuzu meringue.
Unit 2, 228 James Street, Northbridge
It feels somewhat simplistic to describe Chu as a French patisserie – not only because of its influences outside of France, but its popularity across its non-pastry offerings. But at its heart, you’ll find those immaculate, technically-masterful treats that are best enjoyed lounging in the dappled light of Hyde Park.
498 William Street, Highgate