La Couronne

4 star rating 5 reviews

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09 3797668

5C Lorne Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

Cuisine:
  Bakery, Desserts
Hours:
7:30 AM to 7:30 PM (Mon-Sat), 8 AM to 7 PM (Sun)

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Reviews for La Couronne

4 star rating
by Michelle Tan
19 days ago

the first time i visited here i was instantly overwhelmed by the amount of choices. there was so much variety in types (cakes, breads, cookies, rolls, etc) as well as in flavours (green tea, taro, cream cheese etc).

the prices were a lot higher in comparison to the normal asian bakeries i visit but everything looked so good i couldnt help but try a few things.

the matcha suncake ($2.20) was my favourite out of everything. the delightfully flaky green tea pastry with a thick, chewy green tea centre was absolutely delicious in my opinion but everyone else who had a bite didnt like it at all.

the taro cake ($30) we ordered for my mums birthday was also delicious - super light and fluffy sponge cakes layered with a delicious taro paste and cream and pudding filling. a shame i didnt take a photo of it - it looked amazing from the outside and tasted just like that.

i came back a second time with my friends and we bought a few of everything to share and i was honestly so disappointed. the brownies ($3) were more of a moist cake consistency rather than a brownie texture - it still tasted delicious but it wasnt what i was expecting at all. the vanilla cookies ($5) were also pretty good but definitely on the pricier side.

on a negative note, the cream cheese bun ($3) tasted horrible. it tasted almost rancid and had a weird aftertaste to it. the coconut bun was also awful and it tasted rather stale and old - definitely not the sweet and rich coconut buns i usually have. the custard bun ($1.80) was also bland tasting and somewhat artificial tasting and i definitely would never try any of these again. but would i come back here again? hmmm maybe but ill definitely be sticking away from the buns.

matcha suncake 9/10
taro cake 9/10
brownie 8.5/10
vanilla cookies 7.5/10

cream cheese bun 3/10
coconut bun 2/10
custard bun 4/10

5 star rating
by Aucklandholic
5 months ago

There are not many bakeries around the cbd that offers the same range of cakes, bread and other baked goods with the yum factor as la Couronne (aka the pink bakery). Now, the name is decidedly French but what they offer actually has a fusion of European and Asian influences. Their sugared bacon danish can sit right next to a BBQ pork brioche and their fruit custard pastries happily tries to win your picking next to green tea bread with red bean fillings. In their glass cabinets are gourmet looking cakes and other desserts including giant mochi with fruit and cream fillings (even durian!). They also sell other (perhaps less explored) Taiwanese baked goods such as flaky taro, wife bread etc
If you are in need of a caffeine fix then they do serve a range of coffees and a limited seating area should you wish to dine in but my friends and I usually takeaway because it is right next to the counters and can get really busy.
Oh, and another thing to mind is their birthdays cakes displayed by the windows are ones pre-ordered so are not for sale (24 or 12 hours in advance required and can make cakes that go up to sizes that will feed 20 people).
All in all this is a great fusion style bakery if you are after something different...... just watch those calories!

3 star rating
by Lavender Van Alden
Oct 16, 2013

This store is adorable. It's not your average western cake store so go in with an open mind and try something new :)

4 star rating
by Josie B
Mar 26, 2013

Good tasting stuff - I like the taro buns. Reasonably priced too! It's nice to come here for a small snack on a budget and there's heaps of selection. Would recommend to others.

5 star rating
by Angela
Feb 16, 2013

every year i get my birthday cake here....its the best place to find a cake that isnt super sweet. My favourite is the taro pudding cake, its made out of real taro and turned into a paste form. Another favourite cake i like is the Triple chocolate, it has a classy feel to it, especially the way it has been decorated. But if your not really into sponge cakes with cream, theres also a maple pudding cake. It has maple syrup on top with custard egg pudding on the outside and has a cheesecake base.I also love the breads, especially the custard bread... its SO CREAMY and smooth