Penny Fours in Leichhardt – it’s a great ally for anyone seeking a sugar fix in an area known for its forkfuls of pasta and oven-hot pizza slices. Recently opened by Penelope Ransley (whose flour-dusted CV includes Tetsuya’s, Sepia, Iggy’s Bread), this patisserie has a small – but excellent – selection for your sweet tooth. The Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies ($2.50) are a total surprise: as soft as butter, and a double hit of cocoa and nutty crunch. Similarly, the Chocolate Tart ($4), adorned with floral white-choc curls, is a lovely meeting point between sweet and not-quite-bitter, in a shell that is a crumbly delight. You can work your way around the pastry counter: there’s Sour Cream Brown Sugar Brioche ($3.50), Berry Frangipane Tart ($2.50), classic Snails ($3.50) and more. There’s a small savoury menu, too (which is likely to be extended with bread and sandwiches soon), and the Pumpkin, Ricotta, Spinach Quiche ($5) is also another one to take you aback. I expected the usual brick-slab of hard egg, but this was a cloud of light flavours, grounded by a satisfying crust. Lovely.
It’s worth putting your money on Penny Fours, especially as it extends its menu. Also, pop your head into Ragamuffin, which is a few doors down and known for its one-of-a-kind muffin flavours (Strawberry Milkshake, Banana Sundae, Garlic Potato, and so, deliciously, on).
Penny Fours, 141 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW (02) 9572 8550Tags: Leichhardt, patisserie, Penny Fours, Ragamuffin
hum… it’s 10pm on a Sunday night and reading this post is making me pang for dessert!
oh man should not be browsin food blogs at night!
Penny Fours in Leichhardt is the BEST. The chocolate tarts are the BEST ever in Sydney. I’ve been to all of them, and Penny Fours beats them HANDS DOWN.