One of my favourite spots for a weekend brunch is Crows Nest. Never short of fantastic cafes, one of my favourites is St Malo Bakery. With enticing pastries and bread in the display window, St Malo is never short of a line during peak brunch hour.
On this particular Saturday, we arrive quite early so we manage to grab a free table outside.
Breakfast menu items consist of the usual suspects. I make note to save some room for the amazing looking sweet pastries. Orders are placed at the counter where they give you a table number and then bring your order out to you.
Coffees are decent, though I can't help but compare with my favourite coffee place around the corner.
A very generous portion of the Parisian sandwich consisting of buttery sliced sourdough, ham, gruyere cheese and Dijon mustard, served with a side salad.
Counter with all the baked goodies - so hard to choose!
The pastries at St Malo are very good with perfectly flaky and buttery pastry
Raspberry custard brioche
My favourite is this brioche, with a sweet vanilla custard paired with the juicy tart raspberries.
St Malo is one of those places where it ends up being your default local 'go to' place because it's just that good. (plus I feel a little less naughty since I burn some of it off with the walk to and from home!)