Ever since leaving Brisbane, I have been looking for a patisserie to match the finesse of Le Bon Choix. There are plenty of cake shops in Perth, but so far nothing has displayed the attention to detail and aesthetic pleasure that LBC did. Then I discovered Bites by D, a shop in Mount Hawthorn on Scarborough Beach Road and oh my goodness this place delivers.
We just bought a few cakes for takeaway, but it was a really difficult decision with so many beautiful cakes on display – all freshly made on the premises.
We selected a toffee crunch eclair and a Ferrero Rocher cupcake. The eclair had a wonderful gooey but not too sweet salted caramel filling, great pastry with a lovely crunchy nut topping.
The cup cake was like a cross between a cup cake and a brownie, wonderfully moist with a quality chocolate cream inside. Very nice.
There is seating in the shop so you can sit and have a drink with your cake, and they also offer high tea, which sounds amazing. I can’t wait to go back for more.
Well we did go back for more and I took some better photos. I had coffee which was lovely – Five Senses.
Tea served in a stylish pot:
Chocolate Eclair – lush soft chocolate cream, not too sweet, in a delicate choux pastry eclair bun:
Salted Caramel Cheesecake – lovely salty caramel filling:
Winter Delight – layers of rhubarb and cream with a chocolate brownie base.
Savouries on display:
The eclair and macaron selection:
Beautifully crafted cakes and pastries: