Decided to give Bordeaux Bakery a try since I have not been here in several years. I recall back in the day, this place use to be bustling with people, where finding a seat use to be difficult. These days, it seems the opposite. Fairly empty, and all I saw were a bunch of cyclist most likely having finished their early morning ride coming in for a spot of brunch, as I saw a lot of bicycles parked outside as I walked in.
Bordeaux Bakery serves a large variety of counter food which are baked in-house ranging from breads, sweet patisseries, savoury breads, salads, pies and quiches aswell as an a la carte brunch and lunch menu.
Flat White – is always served first and I always drink it all before my order arrives. The coffee itself was quite nice, not too bitter and served at the right temperature.
Croque Monsieur – Layers of brioche filled with ham and white sauce topped with cheese and ham. Quite disappointing to say the least. Did not see any white (bechamel) sauce. A thin piece of shaved ham was layered in withing the croque monsieur with a thicker piece of ham on top. the brioche was light. The side of salad was ordinary but ruined by the amount of dressing it had.
Croque Madam – Layers of brioche filled with ham and white sauce topped with cheese and ham – lacked seasoning, same as above. the egg on top was poached beautifully, the yolk was still runny. Again, the bechamel sauce was missing.
Tiramisu – was disgusting and perhaps the worst patisserie i have had in recent times. Very little sponge in the centre, with a lot of cream, covered in with a thin layer of chocolate. what I hate is ordering something that looks devine but turns out to be the total opposite. I ate a quarter of it and left the remainder. Definitely not worth getting again.
The patisserie here are quite pricey. Food is pretty average to say the least, nothing outstanding. I will not be in a rush to come back here any time soon.
Location: 220 Thorndon Quay, Thorndon, Wellington