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A sweet, sweet summer: Sweet Societe

A sensational spread for any summer soirée or tea party wouldn’t be complete without the decadent goodies from Sweet Société.



Craving a sweet treat? You’ve come to the right place! Sweet Société is a boutique French-inspired bakery in The Colombo that’s a wonderland of heavenly flavours. A rainbow of delectable macarons wink at you from the glass cabinet, where they sit alongside homemade-style cupcakes, filled donuts, cheesecakes, brownies, meringues… the list goes on! Everything is baked fresh, and gluten-free folk will be delighted to hear that there’s an extensive range of options to satisfy their needs.

J’aime Les Macarons have recently introduced their summer macaron selection which features 12 new tempting flavours such as watermelon, pistachio and orange sorbet – which all taste exactly like they sound!

With Christmas just around the corner, treats like shortbread, pies, cupcakes and the ever-popular meringues make for tantalising additions to the table, while gift boxes of macarons or the popular local favourite She Chocolate are bound to delight as a cute present for under the tree. For something a little different, the Central Otago apricots preserved in riesling are a smart choice for any food fanatic.

Premium organic New Zealand tea range Libertine is the newest addition to the tea menu, which also features iced milk frappes and crowd favourite Harney & Sons tea. Stuck for what to get your mother, sister or friend this Christmas? A selection of teapots and boxed teas will be ready for the festive season, with gift-wrapping also available!

And for those hot summer days that call for a refreshing icecream… premium gelato imported from Italy awaits – think flavours like tiramisu, chocolate hazelnut and coconut.

So be sure to make this summer an especially sweet one with the freshly baked goods from Sweet Société.



Sweet side of life: Sweet Societe

Life just couldn’t be sweeter at French-inspired destination bakery and café Sweet Société. Everything is baked fresh, and this gorgeous spot at The Colombo that pleases the eye as well as the taste buds is renowned for its gluten-free goods.



Owner Janette says people come back for their favourites time and time again, and then something new will catch their eye and captivate their taste buds. The beautiful cupcakes are a new addition to the range, making choosing just that little bit more tantalising. The five flavours – lemon meringue, strawberry meringue, cookies and cream, caramel crunch and caramel KitKat, will be joined by extra flavour delights at Christmas.

Also new is vegan and gluten-free She Chocolate, available in gift boxes and bars, while fresh gluten-free cheesecake, lamington cake and chocolate brownie fly out the door. The carrot cake and lolly cake are the stuff of dreams, and school holidays always see a run on the rainbow range of gelato and sorbets, as well as the freshly baked sourdough donuts which are available plain or in a variety of filled flavours.

Macarons from J’aime Les Macarons are available in 18 flavours with 12 new exciting summer flavours including mouth-watering orange sorbet, boysenberry cream, lime lamington, and watermelon. The friendly staff love to help with selections, whether a pot from the range of Harney and Sons tea, or a treat from the freshly baked biscuit array. “It’s a wonderful place to be,” says Janette. “It just makes people happy.”




Sweet Société

Heaven on earth: Sweet Société

A vision of heaven is a deeply personal thing, but the odds are that every vision of paradise contains a little corner like Sweet Société. Located in The Colombo, Sweet Société is now under new ownership. Locals whisper it’s a delightful dreamland of fresh and wholesome treats.


Sweet Société


This magical spot uplifts the senses with the elegant colours and sensational smells of fresh locally baked sourdough donuts creamed every day in flavours of banoffee pie, Snickers bar, and strawberry and cream, with new flavours added regularly. The cabinet holds an extensive range of gluten-free options, including New York Cheesecake, Chocolate Caramel lamington cake, freshly baked slices, plus the full range of macrons supplied by J’aime Les Macarons. While Sweet Société takes pride in its deliciously baked fresh goods, it also stocks an expanded range of Harney & Sons teas and frappes to satisfy your thirst.

Only the Rainbow range of gelato is non-local: imported from Italy, they are gluten-free with a range of flavours. Dairy-free sorbets are also available. The bliss is completed with the match made in heaven – the gelato donut! Owner Janette says they love sharing the joy around The Colombo. “Our shop is about providing unique, fresh and inspiring quality products, whether you’re buying for joy, to cheer a friend, celebrate an occasion or a work shout.”

All products can be supplied to order, with diverse options for bulk orders and, as the staff have sampled everything, you can be sure they are experts in making up gift boxes.


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