I’m just such a sucker for macarons. I just love how creative people can be with them and the many different flavours and combinations that can be made with them. I recently came across Gânache Chocolate on Collins St, close to the corner of Collins and Swanston. I didn’t get to try their chocolates, and their cakes look really appetising but I wasn’t in the mood at the time. I think they only recently opened and by recently as in within a year but I can’t be too sure.
Macarons, however, I will always snap up that opportunity. There were 6 flavours to choose from but I can’t really remember them all that well. From memory, there was Passionfruit, Hazelnut, Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla and Blueberry variations.
I picked up the Passionfruit, Hazelnut and Coffee and they all had quite a good taste and texture and just how I like them to be.
The Passionfruit Macaron, I’d prefer a jam of sorts for the filling but of course, I was at a chocolatier, and what else are they famous for? It was still really fresh and just had a nice balance between the creamy texture of the chocolate with the crunch and chewiness of the shell.
Similarly, the hazelnut and coffee ones were just as good and being know for their chocolates, of course the chocolate taste would stand out! Definitely one of the better servings in the CBD.
I’m going to go see their cakes and chocolates next time I’m around there so be on the look out for that post in the future.
245 Collins St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tel/Fax: 03 9650 8388
Mon – Thurs: 8am – 8pm
Fri: 8am – 10pm
Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 6pm
They also have a store in South Yarra, check out their website for details on the address of that one.
- Green Tea Buns (Rotiboy style)
- Black Sesame Pudding
- Rose Chiffon Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
- Coconut Almond Macaroons
- Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes with Red Bean Buttercream Frosting
- Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts
- Pandan Crepes with Coconut & Glutinous Rice (Kuih Dadar)
- Chocolate Mousse
- Almond Cookies
- Peanut Cookies