Instagram Friends – Millstone Patisserie

Through my 2.5 years of blogging, I have met so many friends through Facebook, Twitter and mainly on  Instagram. Sometimes I feel like I am closer to my new met friends because we all have the same interest and passion about food, they really understand me! Oops…I hope my non-foodie friends won’t take this the wrong way, because you guys are still important to me :)

Millstone Patisserie

Millstone Patisserie

Today’s blog post is about an Instagram friendship I started with Alice Wright, owner and the very talented pâtissier of Millstone Patisserie. Alice and I have been following each other on Instagram for about a year or a little more than that, we like each others photos and leave comments for each other. And sometime last year, we messaged each other and decided it would be nice for us to meet up, have a coffee and put a face to an Instagram account ~

Latte and Cappuccino

Unfortunately, due to some personal reasons and time constraints we weren’t able to meet up. But Alice promised me that she was working on a new project and once it was ready she will let me know. She also said ‘Don’t worry there will be a LOT of cakes for you to indulge in!’ :D Fast-forward 10 months later – Millstone Patisserie is born! And even though I haven’t known Alice for very long, I was and still am so excited and proud of her!

Cappuccino $3.8

Cappuccino $3.8

Millstone Patisserie is a cafe/bakery, in the more residential area of Malvern on Claremont Avenue. Here they are serving breakfast and lunch dishes but most important Alice’s creations from croissants to amazing 5 layered cakes. Mr Bao and I got to the new cafe at around 11am on a Sunday morning and it was already packed with locals and people coming to buy takeaway coffee and cakes. We had our boss hahaha I meant our puppy Cupcake with us. So we were lucky to get the last table outside. Mr Bao wanted something different today and ordered a Cappuccino. They use Proud Mary coffee here and the house blend never disappoints.

Latte $3.8

Latte $3.8

I ordered a Latte and thought it was lovely not too warm or cold, however, I would’ve preferred if it was a little stronger as it felt slightly weak. Excuse my nails hahaha I have been experimenting at home :P

Slow roasted pork belly $11.50

Slow roasted pork belly $11.50

I wondered into the cafe to find Alice and say hi to her in person. Because I’d never met Alice before, I had to ask one of the waiters and he pointed that the girl behind me talking to a table of customers was Alice. I waited politely for her to finish, but Alice quickly noticed I was standing next to her and first thing she did was threw her arms around me and gave me big hug! We both said ‘It feels like I already know you!’ because it does feel like we’ve known each other for a long time!

Grain fed Beef fillet $11.50

Grain fed Beef fillet $11.50

I was a little surprised that Alice was so young, because she has so much talent and already have her own cafe! I commented on the very reasonable price of her brunch dishes especially the slow roasted pork belly and grain fed beef fillet, and Alice said she wanted a cafe that was affordable to everyone and for locals to be able to revisit on a regular basis and not have to overspend. I think that’s very thoughtful as brunch is getting rather expensive with many dishes over $20.

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Fritters $16.5

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Fritters $16.5

We had a dinner party at our place the night before, so I wanted something lighter for brunch the next day. I chose the Zucchini and Sweet potato fritters with poached eggs and homemade beetroot relish. I really enjoyed this dish, the fritter had the perfect ratio of vegetables versus flour and wasn’t too dense. The beetroot relish also gave the dish additional sweetness. Now I want to steal this idea and try making these fritters at home ~

Baked eggs with chorizo and capsicum Spanish $16

Baked eggs with chorizo and capsicum $16

t was a chilly winter morning so Mr Bao opted for the Baked eggs with chorizo, capsicum, shavings of manchego cheese and servers with toasted Baguette. Flavours were wonderful and very comforting which is what he wanted.

Cakes!!! In front Hazelnut Dome $8

Cakes!!! In front Hazelnut Dome $8

Alice was very kind and set aside 3 cakes for us to try on the house. In front is the hazelnut dome with salted caramel, rhubarb and chocolate with a biscuit base. This was definitely one of my favourite, as I’ve a hazelnut fanatic and the slight sourness and the saltiness from the caramel really helped cut through some of the sweetness and flavour of the chocolate and hazelnut.

Cheesecake $8

At the back we have the raspberry cheesecake with rhubarb and topped with raspberry and caramel macadamia. This cheesecake is exactly the way I like it, lightly dense with a more New York Cheesecake texture with that delicious macadamia cookie base. Thumbs up from me!

Tarte Tatin $6.5

Tarte Tatin $6.5

This is a unusual shape for a tarte tartin but the flavours are all those that we are familiar with mascarpone creme patisserie with caramelised apples and a walnut crumble in a tart shell. The tart shell is baked very well and definitely no soggy bottom :) Filling was nice and sweet perfect for someone like me ~

Mork Hot Chocolate $4

Mork Hot Chocolate $4

To wrap this lovely brunch up, I ordered a Hot chocolate they use Mork hot chocolate here and I loved the way they served it in a little milk bottle and you pour it into the mug yourself.

So good it deserves an action shot :P For those who haven’t tried Mork before, its not a rich tasting hot chocolate which might make you sick after drinking it. It’s a lighter more refreshing hot chocolate that doesn’t skimp on the chocolate flavour.

I don’t want to sound bias, but I truly enjoyed Millstone Patisserie and can’t help but repeat am so proud of Alice for opening up her own store and be so successful in such a short period of time. I am so lucky to have met you through Instagram and I’ve gotta come back again and try the cruffins, croissants, Snickers tart and many more! If you’re looking for a new place for pastries, cake and coffee you’ll definitely need to pay Millstone Patisserie a visit!

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11 thoughts on “Instagram Friends – Millstone Patisserie

  1. trendingrecipes July 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm Reply

    Absolutely dreamy. :) :) :)

  2. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) July 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

    The cakes!!! Very nicely presented, both individually and as a group. Love the photos!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  3. threehanns78 July 6, 2014 at 12:10 am Reply

    The pork belly and roast beef look amazing. But that hazel nut dome…… Next time when in Malvern! Following on instagram \o/

  4. hotlyspiced July 6, 2014 at 8:15 am Reply

    How lovely to make a friend through Instagram. I hope Alice’s new business is a raging success. I love the look of the eye fillet and the pork belly. And the hazelnut dome cake looks really pretty. The prices seem very reasonable – I paid over $6.00 for a coffee in a cafe a few weeks ago – outrageous! xx

  5. fatboo July 6, 2014 at 9:59 am Reply

    Love this little Instagram story you wrote about Alice and yourself. It’s so true how friendships can blossom through social media these days. I remember being terrified having my first bloggers’ meetup ever (with Ashley in 2011), but now it feels so natural! Methiks Fatbee will be a fan of the sweets there… visit time, no?? :D

  6. Helen | Grab Your Fork July 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm Reply

    Wow I can’t stop staring at the tarte tartin. And so cute that she greeted you with a hearty hug. I love the way that establishing relationships has changed so much these days :)

  7. msihua (@msihua) July 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm Reply

    Awwww… so sweet! And yay for new friendships and relationships. Never too many to go around :)

  8. Choc Chip Uru July 7, 2014 at 11:02 pm Reply

    That is such a sweet way to start a friendship :D
    Her patisserie looks absolutely incredible!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella July 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm Reply

    What a lovely friendship! I know what you mean. I always know what my social media friends are up to so I feel almost more involved in their lives than friends that aren’t on it!

  10. Thalia @ butter and brioche July 15, 2014 at 8:35 am Reply

    yum.. looks delicious and that coffee is so perfect! I can never go past a good patisserie and this place i definitely will have to hit up. thanks for sharing!

  11. Pierrick Boyer August 1, 2014 at 1:07 pm Reply

    I really have to go there too, yuo rock star :) xx

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