Maison Saint-Honore opens second store in Perth

Ben Lalomia and Laure Vallereau (business owners) at Maison Saint-Honor`e opened up their second store in Floreat last week. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d494198c
Ben Lalomia and Laure Vallereau (business owners) at Maison Saint-Honor`e opened up their second store in Floreat last week. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d494198c

MACARONS, croissants, Danish pastries and crepes are among some of the French sweets on offer at Floreat’s Maison Saint-Honore.

Maison Saint-Honore opened along Cambridge Street on Friday and is the franchise’s second cafe to open in Perth, with the original located in Caversham.

The Floreat cafe offers French inspired breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and is open seven says a week from 6.30am to 9pm.

“Everything is handmade – our cafe is with French influence and we use WA products and also French ingredients like imported French butter and chocolate, which is what makes our croissants a lot different compared to anywhere else,” co-owner Laurie Vallereau said.

Chef and co-owner Alex Lui Van Sheng started selling macarons and cakes at Farmers Markets around Perth in 2010 before co-owners Ben Lalomia and Ms Vallereau jumped on board and helped him expand the business.

“We saw an empty premises in Caversham five years ago and thought why don’t we open a macaron and cake factory over there and allow customers to see the production at the same time,” Ms Vallereau said.

“Since then we’ve opened a shop online called French Sweet, where we sell and deliver cakes around Perth seven days a week, and two months ago, we decided to open a new premise in Floreat.”

Mr Lalomia said they wanted to open up a cafe in the south of Perth so customers would not have to travel to Caversham to purchase their French sweets.

“We are surrounded by some great restaurants that creates a dynamic hub but there is also a big French connection in Floreat with more families living here than anywhere else in Perth,” he said.