Here’s Where To Go In Rosalie For The Best Croissants

Banette is a bakery and cafe in Rosalie that offers a large choice of pastries and cakes lovingly made in the French tradition, using butter and flour from France.

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One of the most popular items on Banette’s menu is its croissants, which are made over two days using a slow fermentation process that uses premium butter imported from France. Aside from butter, the bakery also sources flour from France, for use in making their pastries.

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Photo credit: Banette/Facebook

As most diners would describe it, Banette’s croissants boast that “melt in your mouth” goodness. The croissants, which come in chocolate, almond cream, and ham and cheese flavours, are airy and pleasantly moist.

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Photo credit: Banette/Facebook

Banette’s menu also includes pain au raisin’ or ‘escargot/snail’, baguette, choquette, eclairs in coffee and praline flavours, Fougasse (a flat bread from Provence in the south of France), and macarons in many different flavours.

Those who want to know what a classic French cake tastes like should not miss the bakery’s Opera cake, which are three layers of Arabica coffee with soaked Joconde biscuit, Callebaut dark chocolate ganache, light coffee buttercream, and chocolate glaze.

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Photo credit: Banette/Facebook

As for the cafe, there are tables outfront where customers can dine and enjoy their treats. The pastries and cakes go perfectly with coffee from Clandestino Coffee, which is a Noosa-based specialty coffee roaster.

Banette is open daily, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekends. You can check out their Facebook page or Instagram @banette.rosalie for updates.

“This place saved my life, though it’s still 25mins drive from me, it offers the best croissants I could find in Brisbane, stretchy inside and pops outside, French buttery flavour, with a coffee, oh my, I’m back in Paris.”

-Sherry Zhang

“Having lived in France, this place is pretty damn close to the real deal. Very friendly staff and the Croissants and AMAZING. Baked fresh daily, and the French produce for sale is a really nice touch.”

Katie Kochanski