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It’s a business founded on love and pastries; the love of the Marchesi family for each other and for baking the French patisserie sold in their Robina café, My French Pastries. Jen and Antonio’s love story began when they were best friends in primary school in France. After 12-year-old Antonio moved to Australia with his...
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A display of brightly coloured chairs on the Cronulla corner of the highway in Mermaid Beach marks a little French café / restaurant! The bright attitude is obvious. “Here I am!” the chairs exclaim: Le Café Gourmand! One of our fondest memories of France is wandering through little country villages, ‘discovering’ a café to enjoy...
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Behind the red, blue and white awning in South Tweed is a humble little traditional café, 3 Sea Crêpèrie, run by Damien Pigot and his partner Sondrine (Sandy) Mendy. Damien is from Lesconil, a fishing village in Brittany on the far west coast of France. It’s an area famous for its salt marshes and, not...
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We don’t always have to travel to learn about world food. It’s also right here in our own backyard. With diners chasing fast, healthy ‘wholefood’ meals, breakfast is the new ‘meet up’, so why not inject a little adventure into the mix. Here are some of our favourite breakfasts which have more than a twist...
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Popup dinners have proved to be an exciting addition to the Gold Coast dining scene. Some may be ‘one off’ events ‘guerrilla’ style with the location held as a closely guarded secret, such as those that were held by Goldtoast Supper Club, Lola & the Chef, and Fingers & Bones. But there’s another type of...
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Le Jardin is a very charming little café tucked away on the corner of a trendy street. Unassuming, yes, but there are lots of reasons to stroll on in: It’s very French (Oh la la!) and even a bit quirky! There’s a garden atmosphere. We love to dine with a view of green! They sell...