Fukurou Patisserie is, as far as I know, the only cafe in NZ specializing in mille crepe cakes. And boy was I thrilled when I heard about it! I’ve always been in love with mille crepe cakes – they’re pretty unique, consisting of layers and layers of thin crepes stacked on top of each other with various types of filling in between. Also, they take a notoriously long time to make, and they have always been incredibly difficult to find around these parts. Despite being made out of crepes, they tend to be more popular in parts of Asia, not so much in Caucasian countries.
The shop wasn’t easy to find, hidden away inside the small square next to the Newmarket train station. And it’s really only a tiny shop, with a few tables and a glass counter. But the cakes looked absolutely amazing – and tasted every bit as good as they looked. I had the classic French Vanilla, recommended by the lady at the counter as their signature cake. It was divine, and the lightly-caramelized exterior really brought the flavours together. But despite that, I rather regretted not trying one of their more unique flavours instead – the durian looked oh-so-tempting, as did the matcha, tiramisu, chocolate… ah, if I lived nearby I would try them all! :)
My only complaint is that the shop is really, really cold on a winter’s day – not much warmer than the outside. Fortunately we are now moving towards spring, but they should consider investing in a bit of heating on colder days. I had initially planned to dine in instead of getting takeaway, but changed my mind pretty quick as soon as I stepped in.
Definitely still go and get some cakes to take away, they are absolutely gorgeous. I love supporting little niche businesses like this one – they really make Auckland what it is.
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