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08 Aug 2018

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Innovative patisserie celebrates three years

Laksa, matcha and squid ink are just some of the colourful croissants on show at Agathe Kerr’s Paris-inspired bakery, Agathé Pâtisserie.

Three years since opening, the patisserie has developed a cult-like foodie following at South Melbourne Market.

The Parisian mother-of-three moved to Melbourne with her Australian husband in 2013. After selling, and subsequently, selling out, of her croissants and pains au chocolat at her daughter’s school fete in late 2013, Ms Kerr summoned the courage to follow her dream, leaving behind a career as a business consultant to set up her patisserie.

The French-born pastry chef continues to excite customers with her experiential daily specials, which range from Earl Grey to pandan.

Agathe also experiments with bold bicolour croissants including ginger and cocoa, turmeric and caraway and squid ink and nigella.

“Our most popular product is still the plain croissant. That’s the one we make and sell the most,” said Ms Kerr, who learned her craft at the prestigious Ecole de Boulangerie et Patisserie de Paris.

“But our specials are very popular too, especially the matcha croissant and the pandan croissant. Recently we had a laksa croissant which was also super popular. We mix the dough with the laksa paste and coco nut cream and finish it off with coriander.”

To mark three years in business, Ms Kerr announced a partnership with Melbourne coffee king and fellow South Melbourne Market favourite, Padre Coffee.

The exciting new partnership will see the talented pastry chef using Padre’s Brunswick-roasted coffee beans to make a special Padre coffee tart - made with a coffee infused crème brulee, a coffee ganache and a crunchy shortbread.

Since opening at South Melbourne Market in July 2015, Agathé Pâtisserie regularly attracts long queues of eager customers prepared to wait in line for her popular breads and treats, baked right before their eyes from an exposed pastry kitchen behind the stall’s counter.

Agathe Patisserie sells 9000 products a week out of its South Melbourne Market and Royal Arcade locations and is currently building a new off-site kitchen in South Melbourne to help keep up with demand, as their popular pastries often sell out, especially on the weekends.

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