In the last two weeks, 75% of my lunches consisted of Taste Baguette. The baguettes, macarons, pastries and their coffee just keeps pulling me back here. I find myself abandoning a planned lunch elsewhere and I end up getting my baguette fix. One would find freshly baked baguettes hard to resist. There are other branches in the Sydney CBD area but the Ramen League and I frequently go to the Martin Place joint.
Someone once told me that there are two things that keeps customers coming back to a cafe or restaurant. It is friendly service and delicious food. Taste Baguette provides both. They also offer wholemeal and rye baguettes. For those that don’t know what baguettes are, they are long thin loaf of French bread that has a crisp crust.
There is no way someone could pass by this place without noticing, stopping and checking out what they’ve got to offer. The eye catching display of pastry will call out to you and draw you in. The smell of coffee and fresh baguettes will make you want to eat here. The baguettes here are freshly baked every 15 minutes.
|The awesome crispy roast pork|
|roast pork baguette $9.80 (extra $1 to dine in)|
The roast pork baguette comes with lettuce, rocket, brie cheese, honey mustard mayo and pork crackling. The pork is juicy and tender while the brie cheese and honey mustard makes the experience in your mouth creamier. The crispy pork crackling which had a hint of herb (it could be sage or fennel), is the highlight of the show. There is only one word to describe it, “awesome!!!”.
|Vietnamese style lemongrass beef baguette $9.80 (extra $1 to dine in)|
My healthy lunch choice is the wholemeal Vietnamese style lemongrass beef baguette. The beef itself has been marinated in lemongrass. It also has pickled carrots, radish cucumber, coriander, spring onion. Again, this is another “awesome” baguette. The beef’s juice which is a product of the marination is full of lemongrassy goodness. The salad in the baguette gives it a refreshing taste.
|caramel and hazelnut macarons|
Their macarons here are all gluten free. My favourite’s the caramel macaron. It was surprisingly not too sweet and it also leaves a very nice after taste.
|ristretto flat white|
The ristretto flat white is their popular cup of coffee. It is strong, bold, but not bitter. I prefer having it with skim milk so that the shot of ristretto can be highlighted with every sip.
If you need a coffee, pastry, or baguette fix, I highly recommend Taste Baguette. My lunch at Taste Baguette was very yummy for my tummy. How’s yours?
Taste Baguette - Martin Place
25 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000
(near the MLC Centre)