A morning of delicious indulgence.

A couple of weeks ago, my sister introduced hubby and I to a wonderful little coffee shop called ‘Chateau Gateaux’. With a name like that, who could resist venturing inside to sample its delights. This how they advertise themselves, “Leave your passport at home and step into our little piece of Paris.” Well, that’s exactly what we did, and we didn’t regret it, in fact we’ve been there three times in two and a half weeks. They boast a mouth-watering range of gateaux and desserts as well as traditional French pastries, artisan breads and wonderful 100% Arabica coffee, and they even do my favourite chai tea latte, which is a big plus.

Yesterday, we drove up the hill to pick up my mom, and went to meet my sister for a couple of hours of overindulgence and chat. She arrived before us and got the number one parking spot, right outside the door.


As we stepped inside, the tantalising aroma of freshly brewed coffee greeted us, but I was unwavering in my preference for chai tea latte. I love the smell of coffee, but don’t drink it very often. Above the serving area, is a beautifully painted ceiling.


The array of yummy looking cakes was really tempting,


but at that time of day, the pastries looked even more appealing.


I decided on a savoury Bureka filled with Mediterranean roasted vegetables. Sister had a Pain au Chocolat, whilst mom decided on an Apple Custard Danish, and hubby an Almond Danish. It’s so difficult to choose, because they’re all absolutely delicious. I was wishing I could just sit there all day, and try each one in turn.


I love the way this coffee shop is decorated. It’s like an open invitation to indulge in the deliciously naughty treats with a clear conscience. There is even a fridge stocked with frozen gateaux to take home.


I’ve just found out that there’s a ‘Chateau Gateaux’ not far down the road from us, just in the next suburb. Do you think this is good or bad news? 😕