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!
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.
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?