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.
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. §