Update 2018: Louis Sergeant Sweet Coutere has relocated to 111 Lambton Quay.
Louis Sergeant Sweet Couture is a little bit fancy with the large portrait of Marie Antoinette coordinated with the light fittings, couch, and cushions.
French staff added to the fancy vibe as they took my order for a halloumi and caramelised fig sandwich. I was surprised at the number of savoury options on the menu as I had gone prepared to eat pastry. Eat pastry I did though and the chocolate eclair was the stand out for me. Choux pastry is filled with dark chocolate mousse and a wide stripe of chocolate fondant is painted on top creating the best eclair I’ve ever eaten ($7 and worth it).
I matched my chocolate eclair with classic Earl Grey tea but there are more than ten teas to choose from including teas with interesting names like City of Light, and Iron Goddess of Mercy. Tea is served in pretty floral tea sets and I appreciated the extra jug of hot water.
While the chocolate eclair was deliciousness itself, I think it’s fair to say it was plain in the looks department compared to the colourful creations in Louis Sergeant’s glass cabinet. There are bright mousses and macarons, citrus tarts, and tiramisu – see Louis Sergeant Sweet Couture on Instagram. Open 7 days at 111 Lambton Quay (formerly on Featherston Street).
PS. Thanks to Samantha from High Tea Honeys for the recommendation. Read about The Honeys high tea at Louis Sergeant to celebrate their first birthday.