Macarons, they’ve taken over social media. These photographic desserts often bring up dreams of trips across the ocean, however, you can find them closer than that. Bakery Lorraine, located at the Pearl, is a quaint, welcoming bakery with numerous different flavors of macarons, as well as other pastries that are so pleasing to the eye, you almost don’t want to eat them. Well, after taking a few photos, we definitely ate them, and they were all amazing.
Pistachio, raspberry, earl grey and green apple are the four flavors of macarons that we tried during our visit. While they were all delicious, the pistachio and raspberry reigned supreme for our taste buds. Coincidentally, these are the two most popular flavors at Bakery Lorraine.
We arrived at Bakery Lorraine around 6:30 p.m. on a Friday and sadly, the kitchen had already closed. With no sandwiches or soups to order, we indulged in another dessert (no, 12 macarons weren’t enough!). The hazelnut éclair, an an oblong pastry filled with cream and topped with icing, was divine. The soft dough leading up to a creamy, hazelnut center paired perfectly with a hot cup of coffee, especially in January.
Bakery Lorraine features other pastries such as different flavored tarts, scones, bread pudding and croissants. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday. The kitchen closes at 6 p.m. everyday, so if you’re looking to enjoy a spinach and goat cheese sandwich or perhaps one of their savory soups, arrive early!The art style at Bakery Lorraine changes around every corner. When you enter you’ll see portraits of humans, and then colorful paintings of animals. The wooden tables and accents throughout the bakery create a relaxing atmosphere for sipping tea and enjoying light conversations with friends and family. We were also quite fond of the table decor- tiny, colorful gardens inside glass homes.
Bakery Lorraine definitely succeeded in bringing a little bit of France to Texas.