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La Vigne Bakery Eastwood NSW

It was late evening and the first truly chill had set in over the north-west of greater Sydney.
I am always impressed that the La Vigne Cafe is open till late, when the norm is for similar cafes to shut latest by 5pm. Vigne refers to the vineyard and sets the theme for their cakes and displays.

Family groups came in throughout the evening, mostly having take away.  There is 
tightly spaced seating as the place is rather compact, although by street side along Eastwood's so-called Korean section of commerce, near Aldi's.  

Korean bakeries have a slightly different way of making their pastries, breads and cakes.  Some say  they are more light on the bite, others say they are not so intense with ingredients and so the over all flavour is a mixture of French, Oriental and fusion.  One thing strikes me - there are unique Korean stuff they utilise, like red beans, green tea and sticky rice.  This leads to my favourite item from La Vigne - the sweet potato cream cake, heavenly on the taste and elegant on the bite.  It is not starchy at all and breaks all perceptions of carbohydrates dominating anything else.  This particular cake I like is made from  a specific purple coloured sweet potato.

I am told celebrity New Yorker David Chang of Momofuku fame did have a soft spot for the La Vigne.   The coffee here is not that strong but I do find the varoiety of cakes do mroe than make up for this.  Next I yearn to try their Patbingsu!

The La Vigne Bakery is located at 82 Rowe Street, Eastwood NSW.   
Opening hours are from 11am to 10pm every day.
Contact + 61 2 9858 3005

My impressions of the La Vigne Bakery in Eastwood NSW:
Ambiance: 2.5 out of 5
Customer Engagement: 3.5 out of 5
Culinary Delight: 3.5 out of 5
X Factor:  2.5 out of 5
Overall:   3 out of 5

Recommended Menu choices:
Sweet potato cream cake
Gingerbread man
Patbingsu, an ice shave dessert with fruits and red beans, related to ABC Ais Kacang in south-east Asia
Coffee bun
Strawberry Chiffon
Chocolate cake

La Vigne Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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