38 Toorak Road
South Yarra, VIC 3141
(03) 9867 5888
Over the weekend, Miss T and I visited Luxbite on Toorak Road. I’d been dying to try it since seeing all the beautiful photos of their delicious looking desserts, namely their huge selection of macarons, arranged perfectly in the colours of the rainbow.
So when we arrived for breakfast Sunday morning, naturally the first thing I did was to take a look at the dessert cabinet.. Amazing. Each piece is a work of art, as delicious as it is beautiful.
Miss T, who was not feeling particularly hungry that day, decided to order a hot chocolate and 2 macarons: a raspberry one, and peanut butter and jelly one ($2.70 each). The hot chocolate was incredibly chocolatey, and was even served with a spoonful of rich dark chocolate alongside. I was lucky enough to get a taste of the macarons, which were much denser than the ones I have made, but in a good way. I also ordered a coffee, which was surprisingly good – I didn’t think a cafe that put so much effort into their sweets could produce such good coffee. But I was wrong..
Upon instructions from our waiter, I also ordered the Eggs Benedict served with smoked ham and burnt butter hollandaise ($16.00). It was delicious but incredibly rich so Miss T and I ended up sharing it. The hollandaise was mouth-wateringly good, with just the right balance of creamy and sharp. The smoked ham too was delicious, and I was almost fooled into thinking it was bacon.
So I couldn’t go to Luxbite and not try one of their delicious desserts.. After the Eggs Benedict, Miss T and decided to share one, but found it hard to choose between the mango and passionfruit pavlova ($8.50) and the lemon mirangue pie ($6.50), both of which are favourites of mine. In the end though, a quick game of eeny-meeny-miney-moe decided it was to be the pavlova. Not that there was any wrong choices. I also HAD to try the sour strawberry macaron ($2.70) since I’m such a strawberry fan as well..
Miss T and I happily devoured the pavlova, which was soft and velvety, and filled with passionfruit curd. The freshness of the mango counterbalanced the sweet crunch of the meringue. The macaron too was delicious, with an airy sweet-sour strawberry filling. Yum.
And so I left Luxbite feeling slightly guilty but incredibly satisfied. Don’t visit if you’re on a diet, as you really must try their amazing selection of sweets. Their breakfasts aren’t too shabby either.