What do you get when you combine an English teahouse with a Parisian patisserie? Passiontree Velvet of course, home of the Gold Coast’s best macaroon and more pretty, sugar-filled treats than you can poke a fork at.
In what could well be the most delightful combination of all time, Passiontree Velvet, found at Robina Town Centre, The Strand and now Pac Fair (with a brand new brunch menu), is inspired by the aforementioned teahouses and patisseries, bringing edible luxury and high end shopping centre brunch to the people (you).
As you might expect the new addition offer a decadent High Tea which, excitingly, is a first for the hungry hordes prone to roam around Pac Fair in need of post-shopping sustenance.
It's the perfect place to take your Mum after a day of of mother-daughter bonding (read: spending).
There are two adult options and one for the kiddies (because babes are fancy these days guys) and all will do very nicely thank you very much.
The Devonshire Cream Tea comes with two English scones, strawberry jam and cream and a choice of tea or coffee.
The second (obvious) choice is the Duchess High Tea made up of assorted finger sandwiches, English scones with all the good stuff, a selection of treats from the patisserie and of course, tea or coffee.
There are 12 varieties of tea to choose from and, since it’s a teahouse, you should probably bust out that pinky finger and get sipping.
Now, let’s talk macaroons.
If you’ve never experienced an up-to-scratch macaroon, today is the day for that dream to come true. In flavours such as Earl Grey Milk Chocolate, Salted Peanut Butter and Coconut, Passiontree Velvet’s perfectly-crispy-on-the-outside and softly-delicate-on-the-inside macaroons are the real deal.
Said macaroons can also be incorporated into a custom-made cake for special occasions or, you know, a Tuesday afternoon. If there’s anything better in the world than custom macaroon cakes we’re yet to hear about it.
So grab your favourite lady, hit the shops and then settle in for a sophisticated afternoon at Passiontree Velvet, your inner Duchess will thank you.
LOCATION: Outside Myer (ground floor), 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
HOURS: 9am to 6pm daily.
Words and photos by Kirra Smith.