Les Petits Choux

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Les Petits Choux is a family run cafe and patisserie on Leazes Crescent, which has been open for about three months. Run by two sisters and their mum (the chef), it’s a stones throw away from the bustling city centre, only a few minutes walk from Eldon Garden.

I liked their Facebook page when they first opened so LPC has been on my radar to visit for a while, but as you may have noticed, I’ve been pretty quiet on the blog for a few months. It’s been a hectic summer but I’m back and have something exciting in the pipeline, so stay tuned…

Back to Les Petits Choux! I went in today with a couple of friends. Initially we were just going for something sweet but as it happened, we were all pretty hungry so also had some lunch.

I opted for a chicken pesto flatbread (but was momentarily very tempted by the bacon & brie filling) and a cappuccino. The flatbreads are freshly baked daily on-site and are £3. The flatbreads were filled generously, delicious pesto chicken was literally falling out of my flatbread!

Pesto chicken flatbread
Pesto chicken flatbread
Roasted veg, beetroot & halloumi flatbread
You know what this is

The salad had a lovely balsamic glaze drizzled over it – yum. Really good value and the perfect pre-cake lunch.

For dessert, I got a slice of peanut butter & caramel gateaux. I KNOW. I also got a salted caramel eclair to take away. It’s in the kitchen downstairs right now.

PB & caramel gateaux and salted caramel eclair
PB & caramel gateaux and salted caramel eclair
Peanut butter & caramel gateaux
Peanut butter & caramel gateaux

The slice of gateaux may not look particularly large, but it was quite rich so just enough. It was touch and go whether or not I would be able to finish it, you’ll be relieved to hear that I managed. I did have to take a break though.

Les Petit Choux have a full menu of delicious patisserie items, alternating what they bake daily so not every item is available every day. They also offer made to order items, for example a towering stack of profiteroles covered in chocolate ganache. Yes please.

Here are some more pictures, you know me, snap happy.

For less than a tenner, I had lunch, cake, coffee and an eclair to take away. This place is a bit of a hidden gem, although having said that, every seat was taken while we were there, so word is definitely spreading.

We’ll be back, I can’t wait to try the Paris-Brest (which they normally do have on a saturday but not today sadly!). The LPC sisters were so cheery and friendly, service was brilliant and also quick without rushing us at all.

There’s a lack of patisseries in Newcastle and this fits the bill nicely. I know we’re getting a Patisserie Valerie soon, but I think I’ll still find myself here, away from the crowds.

Have you been in to Les Petits Choux yet?

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Gorgeous write-up as ever, I need to visit here! xx

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    1. Thank you Chloe! Yes you do, it’s very Prosecco and Pie 😊 I’m sure they welcome dogs too! 🐶🐶 x x

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  2. I had the salted caramel eclair last night and it was so so delicious, very impressed!

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    1. I could eat that eclair right now. Have you been back with Spike yet?!

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  3. This place looks so lovely and I didn’t even know it existed, will definitely be making a pit stop next time I hit the shops!

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    1. It’s the perfect place to escape to on a busy Saturday in town Rachel! My friend went back at the weekend and said she had the bacon and brie flatbread with a mocha cheesecake eclair – I am now desperate to go back! Let me know what you think once you’ve popped in 🙂 x

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