After our visit at Nathan Box’s Elm Cafe, and our infamous duck sandwich,
we zipped over to 124 St and 107 Ave to visit the Duchess Bake Shop for a sweet treat, and another coffee. We walked into heaven.
We were taken with the pristine cleanliness of the place, right after we admired the beautiful display case of goodies. I was most intrigued to find, finally, the infamous French macaron. A Canadian Foodie, Valerie, has been on a mission to make these, and I’ve often wondered what they were about.
We were thrilled with the macarons, and found a new love. They are light, sweet and flavourful, delicate, pretty, and most importantly, you don’t feel like you will gain 25 pounds by eating just one. On the other hand, eating the key lime pie and lemon tart, the entire key lime pie and lemon tart, did push us both over the edge and we felt deliciously blobby afterwards.
Finally, a bakery that gets it. They advertise on their website that they are unapologetic for using real butter in their products, and for that, we are thankful.