Les Madeleines Patisserie

To stick with the sweet theme of my blog, my dive of choice this month was Les Madeleines Bakery. They offer a gorgeous selection of pastries, cakes, and candy, as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Everything here is made from scratch, using the finest ingredients. The chef, Romina Rasmussen, trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and was even named best pastry chef in 2007 by Salt Lake Magazine.

My sister, Alexis, is expecting a baby, and I've been wanting to treat her to something yummy, so I brought her along with me. We went at 9 in the morning so we could enjoy some breakfast sandwiches with our sweets. The sandwiches were something you could definitely make at home, but they were really good! They were made on wheat bread full of melted butter, with a real egg (which they get locally), and a slice of actual cheese, not that processed crap.

Alexis went with the ham, egg, and cheese sandwich.

I chose plain old egg and cheese. My egg ended up being cooked slightly over-easy, which is what I like. I'm sure you'd be able to request that your egg be cooked harder if you like.

This is their specialty. It translates to 'butter bread', and comes from Brittany. I've read that only 6 bakeries in the U.S. make this, and one just happens to be here in Salt Lake! This pastry is so popular, that Madeleines limits you to only 6 without a 72-hour pre-order. I can definitely see why! Kouing-Aman has a crunchy, caramelized crust that breaks open to reveal a soft, gooey, buttery, sweet, and flaky inside. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the inside, but I gobbled it up. It truly is heaven!

I've never had a french macaron before, so I got this Raspberry Button. It was ok, a little to much raspberry for me though.

We also tried this Butter Toffee Shortbread. Yum.

Black & White cookie. Very soft, I like the chocolate/vanilla icing.

Canellé. This has a dark, caramelized crust, and a very tender center. I thought this was pretty good, very interesting.

Alexis chose this cookie, which I can't remember the name of. It was really yummy.

I highly suggest stopping by Madeleines for breakfast or lunch. Do NOT leave there without first grabbing a Kouing-Aman, or two... or three....  :)
Check out their website to see all of the great pastries and sandwiches they offer.

Les Madeleines
Patisserie & Cafe
216 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8 - 6, Saturday 8 - 4, Closed Sunday & Monday.

Les Madeleines Patisserie on Urbanspoon


  1. Mmm, French cookies. I love shortbread and sables. =) They all look wonderful.

    Congratulations on your coming niece or nephew.

  2. That is so nice that you took your sister out :o)
    The place looks like I would get in a lot of trouble, money and calorie wise LOL Everything looks delicious but the Kouing-Aman looks amazing!

  3. Great pictures but those sandwiches are a fucking tragedy. It should be a crime to serve that shit in a restaurant. I would return them.

    This is my favorite place in Portland:


    They also serve beer, wine, and liquor. Hell yeah.

  4. Thanks for introducing Kouing-Aman
    to us. Now I'm googling for the recipe

  5. Hey Asshole- The sandwiches were actually all right. I definitely could have made better at home, though. I've never been there before, so I was actually expecting a biscuit sandwich like something you'd get at that shit hole mcdonalds, but better.

    A patisserie that serves alcohol..?
    I'm fuckin there!

  6. I saw these on the Food Network. I live in Orem, so I better come try them out. I haven't been there yet. Yum.

  7. Everything looks amazing. Thanks for the pictures.

    Plan B


Give me some sugar!

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