West End's pastel-hued croissanterie is serving up tiramisu croissants, cheesecake cruffins and oh-so-much pink decor.
July 21, 2020
Home baking might be among 2020's biggest trends — and its most unexpected — but tucking into bakery-level bread and pastries remains one of life's simple pleasures. And, that's exactly what's on the menu at West End newcomer Superthing. That, and an eye-catching pastel pink colour scheme.
Open on Montague Road since March, the croissanterie, bakery and cafe serves up a creative range of baked goods in a visibly striking space, so you can give both your stomach and your eyes a feast. It's a case of coming for the croissants, danishes, bagels and cruffins, then staying to feel like you've walked into a cloud of pink — while standing beneath globe lighting and sitting on bench seats.
Croissants are, unsurprisingly, one of the main attractions. Tuck into a plain variety on its own, stuffed with ham, cheese and bechamel, or filled with your choice of cream cheese, Nutella or avocado. Or, you can treat your tastebuds to tiramisu, almond, or chocolate and hazelnut versions.
If you prefer your flaky pastries mixed with a muffin, the cruffin lineup includes zesty bitter orange and burnt basque cheesecake. Fruit danishes, vanilla custard buns and choc-chip cookies are also on the menu, alongside special daily flavours and a range of organic sourdough.
Superthing also serves up breakfast, brunch and lunch-style meals, such as big brekkies, mushroom and polenta plates and supergreen salad bowls — as well as reuben sandwiches, bagels stuffed with salmon and cheeseburgers.
Drinks-wise, expect Padre coffee to put a spring in your step, with a selection of packaged cold beverages available, too.