Heads up dessert lovers, chocoholics, and gelato stick/macaron fans, Miann has just opened up their second store in Britomart!
If you are any of the above, then I guarantee you will love Miann, a sophisticated dessert bar and patisserie in Auckland CBD.
The mastermind behind it all is patissier, Brian Campbell. With 15 years’ work experience under his belt, including having held the position of head chef at Milse and starting up his own company, namely Sweet Cuisine (where he held dessert pop ups around Auckland), Brian has done great things for Auckland’s foodie scene. Last year, he and his wife, Roselle, opened up Miann on Fort Street, which has gone from strength to strength. I am so happy about this because it is one of my favourite hang outs in Auckland, and this week, they opened up their second Miann store in the Australis Nathan Building, which looks out onto Takutai Square in Britomart.
Just like their Fort Street store, your eyes will light up when you see their brightly coloured gelato sticks with edible decorations, handmade bonbons in all shapes and colours, perfectly formed macarons and their ‘too beautiful to eat’ gateaux. They are also selling a selection of doughnuts, jars of dragees, and handmade chocolate slabs.
I visited their new dessert bar a few days ago and I loved the space – wooden floors, a feature brick wall and it is light, bright and airy. The hanging lights are beautiful too – I could literally gaze at them for hours. The staff are also lovely, especially Roselle, who was very friendly and welcoming and happy to explain all their new gateaux, bonbon and macaron creations.
As always, it is hard just choosing one thing! So I tried three things – their new 55% Itakuja gateaux with dark chocolate, passionfruit, coconut and lime, two takeaway macarons and I paired these with a pot of (Tea Total) Rooibos and spiced chocolate tea.
I loved the Itakuja. It was a perfect looking gateaux, with its bright orange shiny outside, and rolled in shredded coconut. It was not too sweet, but still full of flavour. The crackle base also gave it great crunch.
The Rooibos and Spiced Chocolate tea was lovely – highly recommend. I’m a huge fan of rooibos tea and chocolate, so this was a win-win! It was served in a super cute pink ceramic teapot.
Last but not least, the macarons. I chose two I haven’t tried before – caramel latte and strawberry passionfruit. The latter was way too sweet for me, but the caramel latte is one of the best macarons I have had at Miann.
Although I didn’t end up trying one (next time!), their second store has a new point of difference – a Valrhona Hot Chocolate Edition, including 8 hot chocolate options, all made with Valrhona chocolate (my favourite). Options like ‘Freeze dried passionfruit and coconut’ and ‘Hazelnut praline’ are guaranteed to satisfy!
If hot chocolate is not your thing, then Supreme coffee is also available, along with their fruit shrubs, specialty drinks (including Vietnamese coffee), and loose leaf tea.
So, if you find yourself drooling over the likes of caramel latte, dark chocolate, black forest and raspberry or fancy an extra-indulgent hot chocolate, then Miann should definitely be next on your foodie hit list!
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37 Galway Street, Britomart (Australis Nathan Building)
Open Monday to Sunday, 8am to 10pm
Recommended: One of their beautiful gateaux and a special Valrhona Hot Chocolate!