Sucre Du Jour, Camberwell

MELBOURNE | Opening during lockdown last year, Sucre Du Jour is a French bakery and patisserie with Japanese inspiration, and Malaysian influences from owners Eigen Ting and Josephine Tan.

The duo have impressive CVs, with experience at L’Hotel Gitan in Melbourne, and time working in Singapore under Joel Robuchon, and at the Raffles Hotel.

There’s a playfulness to what’s on offer here. A dedication to technique, a respect of tradition, and a willingness to experiment. Their creations recently caught my eye when I saw some of their interesting creations posted on a friend’s Instagram account.

The croissant included two of my favourite Malaysian/Singaporean ingredients. Bakkwa (a wonderfully sweet and sticky hokkien candied pork jerky), and pork floss (think salty pork fairy floss/cotton candy). Add to that Kewpie and cheese, and how could I say no? I placed my order and it was everything that I’d hoped for. All of the flavours and textures combining so well with each mouthful. Who says fusion food doesn’t work?

Of course I couldn’t just order the croissant. The only hard bit was decided what to narrow my order down to. I enjoyed the Love U So Matcha, a wonderful combination of matcha and white chocolate mousse, passion fruit curd, ladyfinger sponge, Cornflake and puffed rice crunch, and mandarin coulis.

I also went for a box of five macarons. Dark chocolate and Earl Grey, raspberry and rose, passionfruit and Thai milk tea, matcha and yuzu, and blackcurrant and lychee. All really good.

Sucre Du Jour is delivering across Melbourne during lockdown, and you can still visit their Camberwell café for takeaway. I’m certainly looking forward to visiting the actual store when lockdown is over, and may just to another order before then.

Sucre Du Jour

10/436 Burke Road
Victoria 3124

Telephone: 0403 448 906
E-mail: [email protected]

Tue – Sat: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sun: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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