It all started in a neighbourhood bakery in Manhattan, New York. Founded by Dominique Ansel, the chef responsible for the Cronut craze, numerous other foodie inventions, and the hour-long queues outside his bakery every morning. So long were the queues, that the next member of staff to join Dominique Ansel was a bouncer.
This September, Dominique Ansel‘s world-famous bakery has come to Victoria, London.
As you walk in, a bright, subway tile, white marble haven welcomes you with the aromas and trays of all sorts of sweets. And lucky for us, none of those wild New York queues.
Photo credit: Dominique Ansel Bakery London. Scott Grummett
Photo credit: Design Week
Sadly, the famous cronuts were sold out. Oh well, another good reason to visit again.
We took a seat in the courtyard to enjoy the sunny Autumn day.
Our little joy, Annie, joined in the fun. Don’t worry, she didn’t have any sugar. Just her own treats by Lily’s Kitchen.
But that didn’t stop her from trying.
How gorgeous are these?!! A frozen version of the well-known campfire treat, s’mores. Oh yes, vanilla ice cream covered with crispy chocolate cake, wrapped in freshly torched marshmallow. You can eat it straight from the willow.
DKA. “Dominique’s Kouign Amann”: a flaky pastry that’s caramelized on the outside.
Delicious Cannelé de Bordeaux. Crispy on the outside, gooey and soft on the inside.
Three sorts of macaroons. All in innovative flavours of espresso & Irish cream, strawberries & clotted cream and blueberry honey.
Welcome to London Dominique Ansel. We will be back for some croissant doughnuts, cronuts, sometime soon.