South Melbourne Market trader Agath Ptisserie has opened a hole-in-the-wall outlet in Melbourne’s Royal Arcade.
The newest offering from Agath Kerr, Agath Ptisserie Petite is the sister Agath Ptisserie, which opened at South Melbourne Market in July 2015.
Agath Ptisserie serves a large, and continuously changing, range of authentic French pastries, cakes and savouries with a focus on innovation, including infused croissants (pandan, matcha, caf au lait), along with the “cruffin” (salted caramel, Nutella, peanut caramel)
“My South Melbourne Market stall keeps me very busy, but I wanted to give city customers a taste of France too, so this will be a smaller, but equally delicious offering,” said Kerr.
Agath Ptisserie Petite – a selling window at shop 49A, The Royal Arcade – will be stocked each day with a selection of French pastries, including plain and flavoured croissants; escargot; cherry, pistachio, apricot and brle Danishes; and pain du chocolat.
Kerr trained as a pastry chef at Ecole de Boulangerie et Patisserie de Paris before moving to Melbourne with her Australian husband, Warren Kerr, in 2013.
“It’s certainly been a big change, but I love Melbourne and I love being able to share the delicious pastries of my birthplace with my new, adopted home,” Agath said.
Kerr has also set up a bakery and is now baking bread – baguettes-only – next door to her South Melbourne Market patisserie. Both the bakery and Agath Ptisserie Petite opened to the public on January 18.
Agath Ptisserie Petite will open from 8am to 3pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with hours to be extended in the coming months.