This is probably my new favourite bakery in the city. The simple design of the place gives a minimalistic yet welcoming vibe. It’s the perfect place to go for a bite of french pastry or for your next coffee date!
The white chocolate wasn’t too sweet and paired perfectly with the raspberry tart. The crust held together without crumbling apart too. Each bite had a hint of raspberry in the middle of the tart.
The vanilla bean cherry cheesecake has cherry compote inside the cake and a thin graham cracker crust. This cheesecake was lighter than the original cheesecakes which are usually too heavy for me. I don’t actually like cheesecakes but this one was an exception!
They offer many different flavours of eclairs including pistachio, apple, black forest, classic, etc. I have a weakness for anything mango so I had to grab the mango eclair. The eclair had a great texture similar to a cream puff. The mango cream wasn’t too strong or overly sweet either.
We also ended up grabbing two croissants for something a bit more savoury. Of course, I couldn’t leave without trying the pain au chocolat (top). My favourite one will always be from Transcend Mercer (so sad they closed down!) This one was missing some chocolate chunks on one side of the croissant. The dough was flakey and buttery. Maybe the smaller size would’ve had a better distribution of chocolate.
My friend got the prosciutto & parmesan (bottom). It had mini bites of the prosciutto inside which makes it a little salty for my liking. I tasted a little sourness in it too? Maybe it’s just me but I’m not a fan of this one.
There’s also a lot of free parking in the area so that’s always a bonus in my book! If you’re going there for one item, you HAVE to try the white chocolate raspberry tart or the vanilla bean cherry cheesecake.
La Boule Patisserie & Bakery Inc.
8020 101 Street – Edmonton, AB.