La Belle Sweets has a store! And it’s located on Gallipoli Street in Laithlain. I first heard about La Belle Sweets through a friend who lives nearby the bakery, she was most excited about the sweet treats there and knowing her taste in this subject matter I thought I had to check it out myself. Subsequently after introducing the bakery to my mum, she recognized the owners as the ones who sell great almond croissants at the Kalamunda Farmers Market. Yep, one and the same.
My first visit to La Belle Sweets was for breakfast early morning before heading off to a conference. Their savory items were not ready yet so I settled for some sweet treats. I’ve been noticing lately that I’d started taking desserts for breakfast! Not sure whether that is a good or bad thing! There are a variety of items to choose from even so early in the morning. They must have started baking in the middle of the night!
I ended up getting a Kaya Cruffin and a mini Lemon Meringue Tart (gluten free) with a coffee for breakfast that morning. Kaya, termed coconut jam is a spread I grew up with in Malaysia. It’s a sweet and creamy coconut spread made from coconut milk, eggs and sweetened with sugar. It’s a rich spread and there were a whole heap inside the cruffin! The cruffin was crunchy and flaky, and tasted so good as it was just freshly baked! In love with this! I was full even with the one cruffin. The coffee washed down the cruffin nicely!
I also bought a Berries Tart to take away for a friend’s birthday. It’s decorated with a macaron on top! How decadent!
The aim of my next visit was to try the Almond Croissants as that was highly recommended. I was glad I took up that recommendation as the Almond Croissant was super delicious! Crunchy and buttery pastry on the outside with a soft oozy centre topped with flaky almonds. A must try!
I couldn’t resist getting a couple of cruffins to go as well, I chose the Passionfruit Mandarin Cruffin as well as the Kaya Cruffin and the former has now turned to be my favorite. The acidity in the mandarin and passionfruit cuts through the sweetness quite effectively which I like. For those dedicated sweet tooths, Kaya Cruffin is the go. Other flavors include Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake!
My friend’s mum must have heard me raving on about this bakery as one day she turned up to church with two boxes of goodies to share! So generous and we were on sugar high!
I love that this shop is so close, it’s my go-to bakery now for treats! There are plenty of street parking and a few tables and chairs outside for you to have sit down for a bite. The only drawback is that it only opens Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Prices range from $2.00 – $6.90 per item. They also sell bread (baguette, ciabatta, sourdough quinoa & linseed), prices from $5.50 – $8.90. Worth a visit!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars