Attention city dwellers! The Crux and Co has a brand-new spot for coffee and cake: Little Collins Street. Following the smashing success of the South Melbourne venue, this instalment has a strong focus on, you guessed it, sweets.
Appropriately named The Crux and Co Patisserie, the store aims to become ‘the’ spot for a treat and coffee, offering corporate folk and visitors the chance to rest, take stock and enjoy a beautiful bite. Baked daily at the South Melbourne flagship location, The Crux and Co’s Head Pastry Chef MK Lee has made sure the Collins Street patisserie satisfies all your weekday treat cravings.
With nine éclair options filled with double vanilla, passionfruit, bitter chocolate, pure yoghurt and salted caramel, there’s no doubt indulgence is the theme. This carries through to the wide variety of macarons flavours, including Oreo cookies and cream, pistachio, wasabi, mint, raspberry, lychee, and jasmine.
If you’re after a quick lunch, turn to the ‘crogle’. Filled with chicken and avocado, or salmon and cream cheese, it’s a cross between a croissant and a bagel, and is sure to satisfy all those midday cravings. Flakey and buttery pies and sausage rolls complete the savoury menu.
Pair your morning coffee, courtesy of Five Senses, with a passionfruit éclair or bitter chocolate macaron, before stopping by at 3pm for a verrine, delicious tart or cake.
The stunning space, designed by Architects EAT, follows the signature Crux and Co style with its own distinctive touches. 1960s inspired accents, glass cabinet display, marble and brass trimmings combine to present a clean and classic space, perfect for meetings, catch ups and many an Instagram shot.
Words by Francis Hadid