Chu Bakery on William Street, Highgate, has been open just a few months. In its short life, the teeny tiny bakery has amassed a very strong and loyal following, often selling out of its sweet goodies. Little Chef and I headed there on what felt like a sort of pilgrimage. It was a school holiday treat – for both of us!
There’s not a lot of room inside the small bakery and faced with so many good-looking pastries, I started to feel a little overwhelmed! I definitely needed sugar and fast! For Little Chef, deciding which pastry to pick for morning tea wasn’t quite as tough – he made a bee-line for the first thing he saw that was covered in chocolate! There are almond croissants, passionfruit and chilli brioche doughnuts (which sound very interesting!). If it wasn’t so hot I would have grabbed a coffee too.
Little Chef literally hoovered up his hazelnut praline éclair. It was spot on, I was lucky enough to have a very small nibble. It’s absolutely the best éclair I’ve ever tasted. The light choux pastry is golden brown and filled with decedent hazelnut praline cream.
I took a little longer over my Lychee and raspberry chu puff, taking some photos, then savouring the pastry and raspberry cream. Hiding inside was the sweet lychee and boy was that a great flavour combo! Everyone seems to pick the ‘on trend’ matcha chu puff, but I really loved this version.