Bakeries and patisseries and anything baked is still my favourite type of food to eat as I'm not good with baking things in general. So, it always seems like I'm looking for bakeries and what not. I made a trip to Manuel Latruwe
one afternoon for lunch and I'm quite happy I did! The location is quite small, and it is busy!!
We ordered signature haute chocolate, pot for 2
with their callebaut chocolate as it's got the lowest cocoa percentage! I'm not a fan of bitter chocolate and I've always been a fan of Callebaut Chocolates! It's a nice teapot of hot chocolate that you pour into a cup with cocoa powder. It's a warm and delicious drink!
From our drinks, we went to croissants! Another of my favourites is the Hazelnut Croissant
. My husband loves Plain Croissant
, so we ordered some of these as well! The croissants were light and flaky, buttery and delicious! We loved the Hazelnut twist as it was full of flavour, not too sweet at all - it was perfect!
My lunch item was their pain de campagne baguette
which was their fresh baguette stuffed with salmon, cheese, tomato confit, hard boiled egg! It was a nice sandwich on a delicious baguette. This sandwich was fresh and surprisingly refreshing.
My husband ordered the Sourdough Sandwich
as he loves no bread more than the sourdough! This sandwich has calabrese salami, Gruyere cheese, tomato confit and black olives in between sourdough. This was a delicious Italian inspired sandwich, and the bread definitely had a hint of sour! It was a delightful sandwich!
We shared their soup of the day, which was a Potato Onion Bacon Soup
and this soup was full of flavour, hot and super tasty! We really enjoyed the soup, full of flavour, and the texture was divine! The soup doesn't look like it was great, but it was almost a highlight of this visit! Nothing was more delicious than my hazelnut twist! :)
Overall, this was a great place to sit down to eat a great lunch. It is a little costly but well worth it if you're looking for a great quality sandwich or treats!
Manuel Latruwe Belgian Patisserie & Bread Shop
1333 1 St SE