Gontran Cherrier

Gontran Cherrier

140-144 Smith St Collingwood, VIC 3066

When Australia’s first Gontran Cherrier boulangerie opened up in Melbourne, I was beyond excited. Named after the star Parisian baker, this venue combines the classic French patisserie with the much-loved Melbournian café to create a beautiful space perfect for brunch with a side of croissant.

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Cape Grim steak bavette ($20) – pomme frites, young leaves & café de Paris butter

Excellently cooked medium-rare steak that was perfect by itself. I found the butter to be a little too heavy for my liking, but the salad provided a nice fresh element.

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Salmon nicoise salad

Super fresh and light, with delish chunks of salmon and a perfectly soft-boiled egg on top.

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Lemon and yuzu tart

Yuzu is not a commonly seen flavour and added a lovely extra touch to an otherwise classic lemon tart. I prefer more a more acidic lemon tang, which I was pleased to find in this tart, and the buttery pastry balanced it out perfectly.

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Almond croissant

This seriously reminded me of the best almond croissant I’ve ever had, which was in Paris, at a random bakery I walked past while visiting the Louvre. Loads of beautiful, flaky layers and delicious frangipane in the middle – absolutely divine!

If you’re in Collingwood, a stop by Gontran Cherrier is a must, if only for a croissant and a cup of coffee!

xx Judy

 Gontran Cherrier Boulangerie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: My Food Belly was invited to dine as a guest of Gontran Cherrier, however, all reviews and opinions are my own.

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