Café Gourmand: Coffee and Macarons at Baroque Bistro Patisserie

Visit the area known as The Rocks in Sydney and you’ll find yourself giving in to temptation. Baroque Bistro Patisserie beckons you to sit alfresco and catch glimpses of the harbour or step inside the industrial décor and indulge your sweet tooth.

Baroque Patisserie

We’re not strangers to this Sydney gem. We have dined at Baroque on previous occasion and have taken home a box of macarons that we put to an extensive taste review. But today, we’re after a pause café.

Café Gourmand - Baroque Patisserie

And it is a Café Gourmand. A choice of coffee is served with three macarons that change depending on the flavours available on the day.

Café Gourmand - Baroque Patisserie

The latte tastes as good as it looks. The coffee is strong and delivers a much welcomed caffeine hit.

The parfums du jour, starting from the back are a rich chocolate (left), coffee (middle) and coconut (right). Unfortunately, they’re out of my favourite, the salted caramel macaron.

Macarons - Baroque Patisserie

But among the purple colours of blackcurrant (left), chocolate (middle) and violet (right), I make a new friend. The violet macaron has a subtle and sensual flavour that makes me feel good all over.

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For just $10, you’ll be tempted to return for a Café Gourmand and work your way through the available  macarons.

Baroque Bistro Pâtisserie
88 George Street
The Rocks
Sydney 2000

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.