No. 91 AnHe Road, Sec. 1
MRT: ZhongXiao/DunHua or XinYi/AnHe
Hours: 11AM -7PM
Kid friendliness: lots of breads and sweets. small seating area
Visit reviewed: 1/2014 & 3/5/2014
What sets apart Lalos Bakery from all the corner shop bakeries you spot in Taipei? Award winning baker Frederic Lalos- the youngest chef to have won the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France or M.O.F.” (Best French Baker) in 1997 and Baker of the Year in 2010. He's opened a number of bakeries in France, which supplies top restaurants in Paris, and now has two shops in Taipei.
If you try one bread from Lalos Bakery, get the honey lemon bread (NT$85) or the Miel Citron Confit. I fell in love with it at STAY and again when I picked it up from the new branch shop on Anhe Road. You don't even need jam with the pops of lemon peel flavor in the chewy honeyed bread. I love tearing apart and gnawing on the crust, which is crispy but not too hard.
There's a lot of tempting selection in the store, but after trying different types of breads, the honey lemon bread remains my favorite, while others weren't as memorable.
The flaky and yummy Pain au Chocolat (NT$60) is another thing I would pick up again.
I wanted to love the caramel almond brioche rolls, but they were not sweet enough for my American tastebuds. Same with their baked apple tart that usually sits near the cash register.
Always want to try some of their desserts, but always end up resisting. Anyone have a favorite they can recommend?
Taipei 101 No. 45 ShiFu Rd, B1