“Le Péché Gourmand boulangerie – patisserie” is a French bakery-pastry shop in the heart of the Goldfields in Creswick, Victoria. Creswick is at the opening of the Macedon Ranges, a short 10 minute drive from Ballarat, 15 minutes drive from the historic town of Clunes where gold was first found in Victoria, 20 minutes from the mineral springs of Hepburn and Daylesford, and the wineries of the Pyrenees. Come and enjoy a French-inspired lunch, a lazy Sunday breakfast or take home some freshly baked treats.
WINNER Best Coffee House or Bakery Sponsored by Harwood Andrews
What the judges said in 2016
As soon as you enter Le Peche Gourmond in the small town of Creswick outside Ballarat you know you are in for a rare treat. It’s like stepping into a Parisian café where the jewel-like cakes are a tribute to long standing traditions – no gimmicks – but a pleasing symphony of quality ingredients skillfully prepared with pride. The tempting displays featured small quantities on racks constantly refilled to ensure freshness. The salad accompanying the vegetarian croissant and the Croque Monsieur was lovely and simple – a mix of greens dressed with a excellent mustard vinaigrette. The pricing was surprisingly low for such well made delicacies, and the coffees were great. Visitors and regular customers clearly love Le Peche Gourmand in Creswick and doubtless you will too.
2014 – Best Unlicensed Cafe – Regional Winner
2014 – Best Coffee – Highly Commended
2014 – Best Barista – Elle McGrath – Regional Winner