Marie Antoinette is a dessert parlor I have been wanting to visit for awhile now but never really had the chance until recently. The reason is because most of the time I’ll be too full after lunch to venture into the shop, but this time round I reminded myself to leave some stomach space so that I won’t feel too bloated after the visit! Well worth the trouble!
Marie Antoinette is located on Napoleon Street in Cottesloe, a somewhat quiet street as it is a far distance away from the beach. This means that parking comes by easier. We found one almost immediately.
A quaint lil’ shop, Marie Antoinette boasts a variety of home made ice cream, gourmet cakes, beautiful looking macarons and a variety of baked goods and sweet treats.
We went for the following:
- Exotic Choux ($6.90) – the choux was filled with mango and lime + pineapple jelly, coconut meringues topped with vanilla + cream. Great for those who love their tropical flavors. I found it not too sweet and quite refreshing. Nice presentation as well!
- For ice-cream, I went for the dark chocolate as I fell in love with this flavor after trying it for the first at the Atrium Buffet last year. This one at Marie Antoinette was creamier and slightly more bitter (more dark chocolate I suppose!). I really enjoyed it but my sister was not a fan. No matter, more for me :p The ice cream came topped with a small piece of meringue!
- Canele from Bordeaux ($3.80) – I was curious when I saw the Canele and thought to give it a try. It was described to me as having a soft inner custard centre and a caramelised crust which sounded very enticing. I must admit it wasn’t really to my liking as the crust was bitter in taste and the custard was not sweet. I’m not sure how it is meant to taste as this was my first time having it. I must try this again at some other bakery and compare notes!
Rather than the usual coffee or tea, we had some freshly squeezed orange juice ($5 each) which really quenched our thirst! Love cafes that sell freshly squeezed juices! Yum!
As we were enjoying our treats, I noticed they stock quite a number of arts and crafts that are for sale to the public. Quite cool!
I was very glad that afternoon that I finally managed to check out the desserts here and tick it off the list! One regret though is that I was not able to fit the Rosebud ice cream in! If you have visited some of the festivals around Perth recently, you would have noticed ice-cream cones from Marie Antoinette which are shaped like a rose. They look so pretty! I must pay them another visit just to try that!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars