POULE DE LUXE
No. 16D, T: +62 361 847 5414, pouledeluxe.fr
I have passed and glanced at this place a few times before, but never had I assumed (from the name and the chicken logo) that the place offers the best selection of French-style cream puffs I’ve ever tasted. Poule de Luxe is a bijou hidden gem at its finest; it looks small from the outside that you might miss it, but once you go inside, my oh my! The titillating scent of freshly-baked puffs is guaranteed to make you infatuated with this paradise. The decor is cute with Star Wars knickknacks and whatnot on the counter, Koi fish murals on the wall, and other adorable adornments. Poule de Luxe’s main star is of course the puffs with assorted fillings – salted caramel, lemon curd, dark Valrhona chocolate, praline, coffee, and more (not to mention the weekly specials) – but they also sell caramel jam and peanut butter by the jars, and other French delicacies like madeleines. I think I’ve found love, and this place is it.