The atmosphere at La Galette De France is part bakery, part coffee shop/café. With a handful of tables inside and another handful outside, La Galette De France can get pretty busy. However, given it does coffee and cake or light meals, it’s reasonably high turnover so it’s not impossible to get a table.
Menu-wise, La Galette De France offers a range of mainly French bakery products from an awesome French stick, baguette and croissant, to sweet pastries. However, L a Galette takes it even further with a range of cooked to order light meals such as sweet and savoury crepes, as well as coffee.
Complete Crepe - $9
This crepe was a folded parcel filled with ham, cheese, egg and the egg's raw egg yolk was neatly placed in the middle.
This crepe was light and the savoury flavours were subtle yet satisfying. The raw egg centre was a little peculiar but perhaps it was their take on the tartare with the use of raw egg similar to other French cooking. Definitely something different to what I'm used to.
Banana Delight Crepe - $9
This sweet crepe was layered with sliced banana, chocolate, and slices of roasted almonds. It was also accompanied by vanilla ice cream.
I haven’t decided whether I classify this is a sweet meal or a dessert but it felt like it could be either. The combination of the crepe with sweet flavours made for a nice indulgent crepe that was evenly coated with the banana, chocolate and almonds. Perhaps too indulgent though as I felt like I ate too much by the end of it.
Lemon and Lime Macaroon, Chocolate and Cherry Macaroon - $2.80 each; Gingerbread Man - $4
These macaroons (yes it was spelt that way) tasted great and were nicely made with the biscuit portion having a soft, light texture that didn't crumble but was easy to bite through. The macaroons were also filled with a layer of flavoured cream.
The lemon and lime macaroon had a sweetened taste of the sour lemon and lime running through it making it quite a tangy macaroon.
The chocolate and cherry macaroon had a type of crushed cherry filling and chocolate cream centre.
Gingerbread Man - $4
Yum. I'm eating this as I type right now.
This Gingerbread Man was wrapped in plastic and came decorated with hundreds and thousands from waist below.
The Gingerbread Man had a soft, light, aerated, breakable and biteable texture, and a ginger wholemeal-like texture and taste. At $4, not exactly cheap but it sure did taste good. However, I still have issues with tearing a "man" up and eating him.
Cappuccino - $3.80
This cappuccino was pretty good. The beans in this milky cappuccino only had a hint of bitterness. Froth-wise, the foam was very smooth and dense.
In summary, La Galette De France can meet your French patisserie needs as well as offer a casual coffee shop with a distinct French based menu. Maybe not the best for my not as flat as it should be stomach, but it does taste good.
Points to note: Many people takeaway the bread, pastries and even coffee. However, you can dine in for your coffee and crepe or pastry too in the casual coffee shop style seating arrangements.
Go for: French pastries, crepes, and maybe some coffee to top it off.
La Galette De France
NEDLANDS WA 6009