Le Petit Pâtissier 雷斯理
Add: 2 Alley 4 Lane 74 Wenzhou Street, Taipei / 台北市大安區溫州街74巷4弄2號
Tel: (02) 2367 7862
Hours: 12~9pm (closed on Wednesday)
Price: [tea] 160 NTD [desserts] 120~150 NTD
Visited on: 2012-07
Le Petit Pâtissier 雷斯理, previously part of Caffe Libero in the Yongkang Street neighborhood, recently moved out to open an independent shop on Wenzhou Street. This area is really out of my usual activity zone, but after hearing such wonderful things about its lemon tart, I decided to venture out here to give it a try.
From the exterior to the interior, girly cute is the best phrase to describe Le Petit Pâtissier. Bright color blocks of fuscia yellow and green, red water jug adorned with white polka dots, wooden chairs with checkered mats…yes, it’s a sugar overload.
Even the desserts are in such adorable colors and shapes.
Though I originally came for the lemon tart, I ended up choosing Caspis (150 NTD) as the combination of cassis and pistachio sounded very alluring at the moment. What it is: a layer of cassis cream, a layer of pistachio almond paste, topping a thin layer of tart crust. A lovely balance of sweet and sour.
My friend chose Amber (140 NTD), which is two layers of dacquoise (almond and hazelnut meringue) sandwiching cocoa cream and caramel. The meringue tasted slightly dry, but the whole ensemble was still fairly appealing.
Accompany all that with a pot of Five O’Clock Tea (160 NTD) by Mariage Frères, and I was content the whole afternoon. On another note, Wenzhou Street seems to be teeming with little cafes here and there – will need to come back another time to explore :)