London’s new crêpe specialist Mille patisserie gives new meaning to ‘layer cake’

London’s new crêpe specialist Mille patisserie gives new meaning to ‘layer cake’

Escape from the bustle of London’s Paddington and discover a little corner of Paris at the newly opened Mille patisserie. It’s menu consists only of the elegant French no-bake cake named Gâteau Mille Crêpes (translating as ‘thousand crêpe cake’), made from multiple layers of paper-thin pancakes, each separated with a brush of French pastry cream.

The cakes — or crêpes if we’re being technical — originally sparked Instagram fame from Soho’s Kova Patisserie, best known for their Japanese-style matcha crêpe cakes in luminous green. The defined layers between cream and crêpe seem a perfect match to the craft of latte art.

Mille, Paddington

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Keeping to a more traditional route, Mille offers eight different flavour infusions using premium ingredients. ‘We wanted to create a variety of flavours perfect for any time of day,’ says the patisserie.

Taste the Dark Arabia coffee cake topped with Valrhona chocolate-covered coffee beans, flaked-coconut and gold powder for a decadent breakfast. Or indulge in the passion fruit offering decorated with chopped orange and thyme springs for an after-dinner treat.

Set inside its white and pastel-hued confectionery shop that reflects the flavours of the gateau, Mille patisserie brings you city’s best in high pancake design. §

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