Date visited: 17th May 2012
La Belle Miette means the "beautiful crumb." It is a small French patisserie in Hardware Lane specialising in macarons.
To be perfectly honest, I never quite understood the craze about these little gems. To me, macarons are, well... macarons. However, I wanted something different from cake to satisfy my sweet-tooth and after reading such great reviews about La Belle Miette online, I decided it was high time I haul my ass there and try some of those macarons.
We almost missed the tiny shop. It was full of people - we were fifth in the queue.
|Love the look of fallen leaves on the ground.|
|Delicate window display|
|Warm yellow lighting and dainty tables inside|
It if looks like there aren't macarons left in the flavour you desire, never fear - just ask - they have more hidden under the counter =D
We decided to get a box of six, each macaron for $2.50. They came beautifully packaged in the complimentary soft box - it was adorable, with the hand drawn logo and hanging charms.
|From left: Caramel a la Fleur de Sel, Pimm's & Pomegranate, Raspberry Chocolate, Violet & Blueberry, Mother's Day Orange Blossom and Cherry Blossom & Sake|
Look how beautifully identical and symmetrical each macaron was. They were so gorgeous I couldn't resist 'playing' with my food.And two of the macarons cut in cross-section:
|Vivid blue, look at the blueberry jam in the centre|
|So pretty in pink =)|
Definitely go try them for yourself. You won't regret it.
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