I love Paris. I mean I really love Paris. I’ve been there 14 times and am trying to sneak in another trip on our honeymoon later this year. I love everything French: coffee, literature, impressionist art, wine, food, you get the picture! So I am truly excited about La Croix, in Macleay Street, which I cannot wait to check out soon.
Not only is it a gorgeous cafe for a leisurely coffee, lunch or aperitif, it also sells amazing European homewares sourced from Belgium and France by garden designer Annie Wilkes (who many will remember from Woollahra’s Parterre Gardens) and Glenda Hampton-Kalyk. If you like the look of some of the gorgeous homewares and antiques that surround you as you eat, most are for sale.
It’s a lavish and pretty venue with plenty of marble and chandeliers, and available to hire for intimate celebrations or that French-inspired photoshoot. On the border of Potts Point (under the Rex apartment building), it is quite in keeping with the original flavour of Kings Cross when it was the lively, bohemian centre of Sydney where the European migrants once flocked. There’s also an entrance via Fitzroy Gardens, next to the post office. I can’t wait to take my girlfriends there for a ladylike brunch. Apparently the tartines are pretty special.
What’s more, La Croix is currently having a 20% off everything sale.
La Croix, 58-60 Macleay Street Potts Point | Open 7 days, 7am to 5pm (opens at 8am Sundays).