A visit to Paul Bakery South Africa

It’s no secret I’m pretty obsessed with Paris and a visit to Paul Bakery in Melrose Arch for my birthday was just the thing to bring back a flood of memories of our Parisian adventure a few years ago.

Paul Bakery South Africa

Paul Bakery South AfricaI couldn’t have chosen a better location for Paul Bakery myself. A big part of cafe culture in Paris has to do with people watching while sipping on your coffee or enjoying your lunch. Melrose Arch offers just that!

Paul Bakery South Africa

We visited on a bustling Friday morning for brunch and were seated inside. I love the fact that you could see into the bakery as they prepared dough and added finishing touches to patisserie. The restaurant was buzzing with a slight hint of french music playing in the background.

Paul Bakery South Africa

With an obsession with crepes, I ordered the chicken crepes. It was an incredibly scrumptious dish which was far too rich with all that cheese for me to finish – it made the perfect afternoon snack later on though. Nikita, my bestie, decided on a simpler dish, basically sautéed mushrooms on toast, which was equally delicious.

Paul Bakery South Africa

Paul Bakery South Africa

The grande finale, the piece de resistance, was absolutely the giant macarons for dessert. I mean, how could we not? I chose a pistachio macaron (to match my top) and Nikita enjoyed a vanilla macaron – perfection!

Paul Bakery South Africa

Paul Bakery South Africa

Paul Bakery South Africa

The Next time, we’ll skip lunch and visit for tea instead, leaving room for their sweeter offerings. I can’t wait to delight in more of the gorgeous patisserie Paul Bakery has on display. I mean, just look at this feast for the eyes:

Paul Bakery South Africa

All in all, it was a beautiful morning out with the girls, dining on french styled cafe food, and we’ll definitely be back for more!

Address: Corner High Street and Crescent Drive, Melrose Arch, Sandton, Johannesburg.

(Right next door to Roast Cafe and Jamie’s Italian)

Jenna-Leigh de Wit

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