Sidonia McConaghy found her love of French patisserie when exploring the city of Paris, and travelling to Australia in 2018, looking to discover the “beautiful, traditional pastry flavours” she grew up with in Bratislava, Slovakia.
“In Europe, since you were a little child, your parents treat you to a trip to the patisserie, and you could try a little hot chocolate and a cake every time you go,” Sidonia says.
“Sidoniè is about being able to come into this beautiful place, sit down, enjoy the view, the food and the drinks, and just take a moment for yourself and make this your favourite place.”
Sidonié Patisserie is a choux pastry specialist patisserie and a traditional boulangerie based in Queensland. Sidonia describes it as a modern version of a French patisserie, redesigned to cater to the most delicate of taste buds.
“Every day and with meticulous precision, our experienced chefs bake the Paris-Brest, éclairs, choux, and other delicious desserts. All of our creations are truly unique, and we regularly update our range with seasonal influences to take advantage of what nature does best. We always use the freshest ingredients available,” Sidonia says.
Customers can pair the pastries with Wolff Coffee Roasters’ Big Dog Blend, which has notes of chocolate and honeyed sweetness.
“It was very important to me that I find the right coffee blend to pair with my patisserie products. I wanted to compliment the creamy, chocolaty flavours that we will have in our product range,” Sidonia says.
Throughout the two-year partnership, Sidonia says she “couldn’t be happier” with the service the roastery provides.
“One of the main reasons why I partnered with Wolff Coffee Roasters was because of their amazing training program. Not only did they conduct initial training for my staff but they also come every week and keep an eye on the coffee production so they can correct any mistakes or bad habits,’ she says.
“They really show huge amounts of customer care and it’s important to me that my staff are taken care of and that we have a great product to serve our own customers.”
Sidoniè Patisserie & Boulangerie
10 Lakeview Promenade, Newport, Queensland, 4020
Open Monday to Sunday 6:30am — 2pm