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La Fantaisie

A café, patisserie, florist and event venue, all rolled into one drop-dead-gorgeous package.
By Libby Curran
March 09, 2022
By Libby Curran
March 09, 2022

From the minds behind Carlton's florist-meets-cafe Flovie, comes stunning new bloom-filled sibling venue La Fantaisie. Owners Jia Wang and Valerie Wang have created a café, patisserie, florist and event venue, all rolled into one aesthetic delight in the heart of Abbotsford.

La Fantaisie — 'fantasy' in French — boasts enviable interiors by the renowned Bergman & Co (Poodle, Chancery Lane) and two levels filled with Provencal touches. Expect dreamy marble accents, soft archways and lots of artful bouquets on display, ready for sale.

Want some coveted local knowledge? The warehouse site is actually owned by AFL legend Dustin Martin, though whether he's a regular here for pastries and flowers is unknown.

La Fantaisie's gustatory pleasures include a specialty patisserie offering with Zest coffee to match. Dainty cakes run to the likes of a blueberry-filled choux number, and the Strawberry Love Bite featuring chiffon sponge and vanilla mascarpone whip.

More aesthetic goodness fills the brunch menu, in dishes like the curry scrambled eggs with chilli tiger prawns ($26), a triple cheeseburger on black brioche ($24), and a chocolate sable dessert with filo and cherry gel ($23). Smashed avo comes paired with burnt corn and edamame ($22), and an eggs benny stars yuzu hollandaise ($25).

There's a slew of photogenic signature drinks, too; from a rose tea latte ($8) to a strawberry mimosa ($15). And a chic high tea offering features during regular programming.

Like what you see? The stunning space doubles as an event venue, available for private occasions grand and small.

Lillie Thompson

Images: Lillie Thompson

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