Cafe de Beaumarchais
1/372 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road
With every intention of burying ourselves in hot fluffy scones, we mistook Miss Marple to be the place we had a lovely Devonshire tea a few years ago. There was a long wait and after being informed there would be a one and a half hour wait, we wandered over to Cafe de Beaumarchais for a light morning tea so we would have some room for scones after. This turned out to be quite a fortunate turn of events as our subsequent experience at Miss Marple was quite disappointing.
Dark and quaint.
With a huge array of sweet treats, we couldn’t say no to a sweet breakfast. The macarons were bigger than usual and were rather garishly coloured with interesting flavours like Bubble Gum, Blueberry Fromage, Cointreau Chocolate and Chocolate de Menthe.
The cakes were pretty as a picture and proved to be more enticing than the macarons.
Strong and fragrant.
Lindt Chocolate & Marsala Cake $6
Gluten free, this unassuming slice of cake was simply divine. The chocolate was rich yet the cake was quite light and beautifully moist. We couldn’t get enough of it.
Berry Cheesecake ($4.5)
Blown away by the chocolate cake, the cheesecake struggled to win our hearts. Creamy with blueberry tangs, sitting in a buttery shell.
Le Breakfast Pie - Free Range Eggs, Rash of Bacon, Caramelised Onion on Puff Pastry base served with Garden Salad & Tomato Chutney ($11.5)
I had expected a whole pie, rather than a slice. I had hoped for something fresher, something piping hot. I wanted buttery flaky puff pastry.
The chocolate cake was phenomenal. The days of driving up to the Dandenong Ranges for your scone fix may be over. The chocolate cake alone is worth the drive up.