MELBOURNE | JC Patisserie Boulangerie is an evolution of Patisserie by JC, a project started by owner/baker Jonathan Camilleri during Melbourne’s lockdowns. Jonathan trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris straight out of high school, and has worked in patisseries and bakeries in France, Italy, and London. He was working overseas before the pandemic brought him home.
JC Patisserie Boulangerie is a small space, tucked away in the backstreets of Abbotsford. There’s a a few tables and seats inside, a coffee and pastry counter, with a bench that opens out to the front, and the bakery behind.
On the menu, you’ll find a small selection of Jonathan’s favourite French pastries, plus a few other rotating baked treats. Thing like Madelines, Saint Honoré, Opera, and baked cheesecake. Baguettes are always available, and there’s often savoury options like toasties, brioche rolls, and filled baguettes.
To drink, it’s coffee made using a house blend that’s roasted at Port Melbourne’s Criteria Coffee. Lighter than the type of coffee you usually find being brewed in Paris, the JC blend is a slightly sweet and acidic light roast. It’s made using beans from Burundi, Brazil, and Colombia.
JC Patisserie Boulangerie
17 Henry Street
Wed – Fri: 8:00am to 2:00pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00am to 1:00pm