Patisserie Lebeau is famous in Vancouver for their delectably authentic Belgian waffles. However, they offer pastries, breads and desserts that are equally as good as their multiple sweet and savory waffle varieties.
We’ve been quite a few times over the past few years to this patisserie and Belgium specialty store – read our first review of Patisserie Lebeau here. And on this occasion, we picked up a couple sandwiches and dessert for lunch. Since seating is limited in the small Belgian bakery, we took our items to-go.
Patisserie Lebeau sandwiches are made with either savory waffle breads, baguettes, or milk rolls (pain au lait). We had previously tried sandwiches on their baguettes and quite enjoyed them, so this time we chose the milk rolls. Their pain au lait are a heavenly bread: light and airy with a fluffy interior and a thin, soft crust.
Pictured above is the turkey breast and cheese sandwich with butter and mustard on pain au lait. The sandwich was topped with crisp green leaf lettuce, slices of fresh tomatoes, and we appreciated the generous portion of meat.
Also on pain au lait, this sandwich came with salami and provolone cheese, drizzled with olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Both sandwiches were excellent, albeit a tad pricey – Patisserie Lebeau sandwiches range from $8.00 – $12.00 – but worth the quality ingredients.
Raspberry & Chocolate Mousse Cake included a layer of raspberry mousse on top of a thicker layer of chocolate mousse, topped with four fresh, ripe raspberries. Rich and creamy, yet not overly sweet, this was the perfect dessert to satisfy our sweet-tooth.
Overall, you really can’t go wrong with anything on Patisserie Lebeau’s menu. Even non-waffle-lovers (do these people even exist?) will find something to satisfy them!