Patisserie Yahagi, located in an old shopping arcade at Church Corner mall, Upper Riccarton, celebrated its tenth birthday on 4 March.
The shop has been providing more than 15 kinds of exquisite desserts since it opened. Although the offerings in the cabinet have changed frequently to match the seasons, some products have remained in the line-up for ten years because of devoted fans.
One of them is Mousse au Chocolat (chocolate mousse), the bestseller at Patisserie Yahagi. It consists of both dark and milk Belgium chocolate and has turned many chocolate lovers into loyal devotees of Patisserie Yahagi.
Owner, Eri Yahagi, says with a smile “I can’t count how many chocolate mousses I’ve made in the past ten years, but all have sold out. I’m delighted because it means so many people have had the opportunity to enjoy our chocolate mousses.
“Over the years, many of our young customers who tried our chocolate mousse when we first opened left Christchurch to study or work in other places. But when they return during their holidays, they often visit our shop. They tell us that they miss our chocolate mousse and it is the best of its kind.”
The cakes from Patisserie Yahagi have become memories in their lives, just like your mother’s and grandmother’s baking when you were a child. A decade of Patisserie Yahagi means it has established itself as a ‘sweet memory’ to local customers!
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.
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.
Head into The Colombo or visit www.thecolombo.co.nz/stores/sweet-societe.