After breakfast, we headed to Burswood to check out Matilda Markets. Mathilda’s Market is home to the most gorgeous baby and kids goods. Stall holders to sell divine and original clothing, accessories, homewares and toys for the little ones. Some of their exquisite wares are lovingly designed by some of Australia’s most talented crafters and designers, many of them parents themselves.
It’s a shopper’s heaven for those who want to stylishly dress their children or decorate their kids’ home environment, but don’t want to buy mass produced, chain store items.
At Mathilda’s Market, there are the funkiest and most gorgeous of outfits for the kids, chic bedroom decorations and furnishings, bright and brilliant toys, must-have accessories, pretty and practical bags and shoes, dreamy vintage-inspired creations, musical instruments and jewellery, fabulous dress-up costumes, striking linen … and so much more! We had a great time checking out out the markets. Keep you eye out for the next time they are around.
After the markets, we decided to skip lunch and check out Choux Café in Swanbourne. There’s no denying that the French make some of the world’s best pastry, but there’s no need for a European jaunt to get your hands on wonderful baked goods.
Swanbourne’s Choux Cafe is open daily for breakfast and lunch with a wide range of sweet and savoury treats. Fresh baguettes are made up every day, along with beef bourguignon pies, croque monsieurs and homemade pates. For those with a sweet tooth, there are Parisian macarons, madeleines and all manner of tarts. But you must get in quick as they fly out of the door.
The man behind the menu is Emmanuel Mollois, a French-born patisserie specialist who worked his way up in European restaurants before stints at Melbourne’s La Brasserie and The Willows. As well as heading up the Choux Cafe, he also holds French cooking classes through Subiaco’s Kitchen Witch, and has created a cookbook, Et Voila!
We ordered an assortment of macarons which was beautiful! When we got there, there wasn’t much flavours left but they were still good! Light and crispy with a beautiful creamy buttercream filling.
We also shared a chocolate caramel gateau which was absolutely amazing! It is a sponge cake with a caramel filling and this lovely shiny and silky chocolate outer layer covered with praline and topped with a caramel lolly. So decadent!
It was a great way to finish a lovely afternoon with sweets, hot chocolate and tea. The service was pretty quick too and not overly expensive. I would love to taken home some baguettes but will definitely go back next time. What a cute little French café.
On the whole, 9 for the food quality, 9 for the atmosphere, and 9 for service.
93 Shenton Road
Swanbourne WA 6010
Tel: 9385 4227