Bonjour café lovers!
Welcome back to Cards and Cafés! After stumbling across Le Petit Prince on Instagram and seeing all the beautiful photos of all their food, I knew that this was the café me for me. After wiping the drool from my chin, I asked my friend Beth to join me the following Saturday for breakfast.
I am so please
d to say that this café definitely didn’t disappoint and the food looks just as incredible in real life and tastes even better.
Le Petit Prince sits under the beautiful trees down Mercer Road, which is just off of High Street in Armadale. Parking can be a bit of a challenge, especially over the weekend period, so I would suggest either parking along High Street or down one of the side streets along Mercer Road.
Also if it is a nice day, I would STRONGLY suggest sitting outside under the trees. This is where we sat and we loved it. There is more space, a great view of the beautiful trees down Mercer Road, and amazing lighting (if you like taking photos of your food)
FOOD & DRINKS
The menu at Le Petit Prince is quite unique, as they have a good selection of sweet dishes (which both Beth and I love) and savoury dishes, most of which are quite different from what you’ll find in other cafes.
The following menu photo was taken in February 2017 and might have changed since.
I ordered a latte and I thought it was fantastic! It had a rich flavour and a thick and creamy consistency, but it was quite cold when it arrived at the table.
Coffee rating: 4/5
Beth ordered a beetroot latte, and when it arrived at the table we both couldn’t get over the beautiful vibrant colour. Beth loved the natural beetroot flavour, and appreciated that it wasn’t overly sweet. It would have scored a perfect 5 if it had been a bit hotter. But she said this was one of the best beetroot lattes that she’d had, and would recommend it for those wanting to try something different.
Beetroot latte rating: 4/5
Beth ordered Brioche French Toast with matcha soil, poached pear, fresh berries, ricotta mousse, butterfly pea flower reduction and maple syrup.
First of this dish looked AMAZING!!!!! The chef is a genius and, considering how small their kitchen is, they must perform miracles to get all their dishes to look this good while working in that tiny space.
Beth loved the whole pear in the French toast and thought that it was a fantastic idea. The pear was cooked perfectly!It was soft and melted in your mouth. The French toast itself had a great flavour and it was cooked well all the way through.
Beth thought that it was a great idea to have the maple syrup on the side, as it gives the customer the ability to make it as sweet as they personally desire (and it’s also fun!)
She also loved the matcha soil and was pleased that it wasn’t overly bitter, as matcha often can be. Instead, it helped balance out the flavours of the dish, and break up the sweetness of the maple syrup. Finally, she thought that all elements on the plate married together perfectly and each flavour helped the other taste amazing.
She said that she would definitely order this dish again and would highly recommend it those who love French toast.
I ordered the mango hotcakes, with fresh mango, pomelo segments, mango curd, coconut caviar and black sesame chips. Like Beth’s dish, this one also looked beautiful! Both dishes looked like pieces of art and we almost felt guilty for eating it. But I was excited to cut in and have a taste.
The hotcakes themselves were incredible! They were golden brown on the outside, giving them a slight crunch, and the inside was light and fluffy. I loved the mango pieces and thought that they added great bursts of flavour and also brought a bit of freshness to the dish. As I’m not usually a fan of coconut, I was glad that the coconut sauce came on the side, which meant I could add it where I wanted. The sauce was great as it wasn’t too strong and it added moisture to the dish. The coconut caviar, added the extra coconut kick that was needed. As you bit into them, they burst in your mouth, allowing the coconut liquid to run down your throat.
I thought that it was the perfect serving size. In fact, I struggled to finish, and it kept me full for the whole day.
Finally, I loved how the menu warned it would take some time to cook and prepare. This meant you weren’t left wondering where your food was.
I would most definitely order this dish again and would highly recommend this to others.
ENVIRONMENT & SERVICE
Le Petit Prince has quite a few tables outside under the trees overlooking Mercer Road, and if it’s a nice day I would recommend that you sit outside. They also have a few tables inside and I loved that they have carried their blue theme to their inside chairs/stools.
The upside of sitting inside is that you can smell all the amazing food coming from their tiny kitchen.
All of their employee’s were very friendly and welcomed us with warm smiles and a hearty ‘hello’. The service was pretty good, and they coffees and food came to the table quite quickly (even though the menu said the hotcakes could take 15 minutes).
OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT LE PETIT PRINCE
Address: 1A Mercer Rd, Armadale, Melbourne, (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9824 6404
Monday –Friday –7:00 am- 4:00 pm
Saturday –Sunday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
CAFÉ RATING = 9/10
Have you visited Le Petit Prince before? Tell me what you thought of it. Do you have any suggestions of cafe’s to visit?
Comment down below, I’m always looking for somewhere new to try.
Until next time,