If there’s one question we should all be pondering in a time of the many new venues we’re currently experiencing, it is this: if your food isn’t Instagrammable, is it even food?
The answer, friends, is yes probably but how good is it when food resembles art so delightful you’re (almost) sad to put it in your mouth.
Enter The Pastry Emporium and the magical, unearthly sweet treats they’re now bestowing on the good people of Mermaid Waters. As of today (October 12th), The Pastry Emporium 2.0 is open for business and their business is making the most beautiful/tasty pastries you’ve ever laid eyes on. You'll find them in the Coast's coolest new foodie hub which is also home to Nude Sisters Kitchen and Lucky Bao.
You can grab yourself a coffee and perch yourself at a table or take your goods to go (so you're not tempted to buy more).
Owner Adrian Grazioli opened his first shop in Bundall around four years ago and since then, we Gold Coasters have been privy to some of the most decadent and intricate flavour sensations around.
For instance there’s a thing called the St Tropez Cheesecake (the pink one) and it is made with pistachio sponge, lemon cream cheese mousse, a red berry insert, red glaze and white graffiti and a marshmallow and chocolate decoration.
There’s also the Milk and Strawberries (the white one) which is a coconut macaroon base, valrhona milk chocolate mousse, a strawberry insert and desiccated coconut.
Hopefully you’ve stopped reading and are on your way there right now.
If not (silly you), here are some more sentences.
All of those ridiculously beautiful goodies are made on site at the Bundall store along with bread, almond croissants and made to order celebration cakes. Yep.
We’re done, go treat yo’ self.
LOCATION: Shop 2, 90 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters
HOURS: 7am until 4pm Monday to Saturday and 7am until 2pm Sunday
Words and photos by Kirra Smith