Tis the season to be jolly and happy. At Crux & Co Patisserie, there is a small selection of Christmas inspired desserts to enjoy. Compared to their main cafe in South Melbourne, Crux & Co Patisserie is a more compact coffee and cakes version with a much more limited breakfast and lunch menu.
The decor of this little gem is just lovely and full of natural bright light.
Sprinkled around the cafe are lots of pot plants and greenery, making it feel like greenhouse inspired indoor courtyard.
Some of the pastries they had on offer included some bagel croissant hybrids, matcha and almond croissants, danishes and escargots.
My friend and I only came here after lunch to try some of their desserts and they were both really yummy.
Yoghurt lychee and raspberry cake $7.50
I was pretty much sold on this cake when the manager mentioned the word lychee to me. What I didn’t realize was that I completely ignored the yoghurt part which I am not a fan of. It’s a sweet but tart mousse-like cake with white chocolate and mix of creamy and soft spongy textures.
Salted caramel cake with a choc mousse Santa cake $7.50
The salted caramel (manager’s personal favourite) was the bomb. Rich and smooth and gooey all at the same time. Most of all, just look at the shape of it. It’s just so cute.
We will certainly consider coming back for lunch one day or even to grab a coffee and do some studying or reading. It’s such a lovely venue and the staff are so friendly and helpful as well. The overall vibe of the place is a cheerful one and I look forward to coming back again.