English Address : Shop 2096, Podium Level 2, International Finance Centre Mall, 1 Harbour View Street Central
Chinese Address : 中環港景街1號國際金融中心商場二期2樓2096號舖
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Phone No. : 2234 7222
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Categories : French | Takeaway | Bakery | Dessert
Spending : $41-$100
Overall Score : 3.6
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Opening Hours: 星期一至五: 08:00-20:00；
Payment Method: Cash、Octopus
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eatking888 (1 Review(s))
It's weekend today and would like to have a relaxing day with my wife shopping in Central. When we were shopping in IFC, we would like to try the coffee shop Petite Amanda. The sitting area is far from the coffee shop counter and I saw there was a seat empty (just a customer finished their coffee and left there). I sat down and my wife went to the counter to choose the coffee and cake. After a while, there was a old women witress came to me and talking with me in mandarin "it's not a open rest area, you need to pay for dining here". I was politely replied her "what?? my wife is out for buying a coffee. and then the old woman witress ignored me and talked to another customer sitting opposite to me, were you two originally sitting on this table? This another customer replied her that her friend was out for shopping and the seat could free up. And then the old women witress replied that I could sit there. I was very angry about the witress attitude, why the first sentence she asked me not like "anything can help you? it's our menu here and you need to order drinks/food in order sitting here" instead her intuition all people sit down there just found a place sit down for hea without spending. It's really bad experience and I will not come to this cafe anymore.
Date of Visit: 2012-12-22
Petits délices à la petite Amanda
SHBC (55 Review(s))
After half a year, I finally get my hands on la petite Amanda's goodies. The first time I went to petite Amanda, I had hardly enough room to walk around. This ultimately made me give up on buying anything there at the time. Unlike previously, this time however, the seating area was almost empty - only two customers occupying one table.
After some browsing time, my mom and me made up our minds on a French baguette and three little cakes.
The baguette was of medium size. There was a larger one that cost $28, but my mom wanted try the smaller one first. At common bakeries, baguettes would normally cost $10-$20, depending on the size. So $21 is quite a reasonable price, especially since petite Amanda is located in Central. Even though this baguette did not just come out of the oven, it was still freshly made. The sweet aroma of the bread was tempting me to take a bite at it. I would have succumbed if we were not already on our way home in the MTR. I am surprised we only tried the baguette the following day. How could anyone resist, really! As for the cakes, they were a delight. Coincidentally, all three were mousse based - one of my preferred kinds. First on the list was Amarina.
The little cherry (macarron) mainly made me choose this pistachio and cherry jelly dessert. Next, came the X-mas Log, so to be in the festive spirit.
Last on the list, was the top star of petite Amanda: Charlotte aux poires.
Out of these three, I preferred the Charlotte aux Poires the least. Probably because it was slightly too sweet for me. But the slices of pear remain really fresh. The X-mas Log and the Amarina, both were satisfyingly soft and great. The brown "A" paper on each cake was so finely printed, we thought it was chocolate until we put it in our mouths. Perhaps, petite Amanda could actually make them into chocolate chips?
If I happen to pass by again, I might order a hot drink and a snack for an afternoon tea at ifc.
Petite Amanda has cute and original packages, but I think it should work on being more environmentally friendly. Pyramid boxes stand out, but they take up a lot of paper to contain just one cake. Conventional flat-topped pastry boxes would be better. It could consider printing its logo on the sides of cake boxes so that it can promote itself without using a plastic bag (of excellent quality by the way). To carry the box, a nice ribbon with "petite Amanda" printed on it will do. It will be easier to carry and will even be more elegant to look at.
Recommended Dish(es): Amarina
Date of Visit: 2012-12-02
Overall Rating : Taste4 Environment3 Service3 Hygiene3 Value for Money2
Ms S. (5 Review(s))
We came here is just about Amanda S.
awesome cake.!!! make my day for sure.!!!
Love Love Love the cake with pear slices (sorry I cant remember what it called).
the sweetness is just right, not heavy at all.!! the pear is fresh tho.
P.S. just the seating area is not that good la..
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD30 (Tea)
[IFC dessert] Delicate and delicious
meganchen (204 Review(s))
Celebrated J's bday tonight with mah biatches at Noble Spice. Love my biatches. :} Love us forever!
Anyway. I had instructed E to procure these lovely edibles. We had gotten into some sort of an ambiguous argument about which cake to get. Not sure how the argument ended. But thank you for getting them from IFC and carrying them over in a box. Must've been tiring. And those 7 flights of stairs we had to climb up because the elevator at Noble Spice had broken down. Gosh. All that exercise certainly warranted a huge dinner!
Around $40 per cake.
Salted caramel mille-feuille
I like sweet things yeah. Just that my circumference don't give me much allowance. ._. Not too sweet, but sweet enough to satisfy my craving for some sweet food after each and every meal. I could rake my fork through two of these no problem without feeling too guilty like you would with cheesecakes/chocolate cakes. Hehee. We were a party of four so I guilelessly demolished the 3 lovely layers into a sad, sorry pile of rubble - sorry sight but mm it did taste good. Light and airy. dry, not soggy. Crisp, but not crunchy. Flaky, not matted. Salted caramel cream was...actually i didn't taste a lot of it. But the little that I had added an extra dimension of creaminess to the dessert, which is a necessary complement or else the whole thing would've been, too dry. Anyway. I recommend this dessert.
Pear tasted like pear. Good knife skills there. Very even thin slices of boiled pear. Oh no I've already forgotten what the body tasted like. I remember a bit of sponge. And a mousse filling. It was pretty, and quite light. A rather light, clean dessert. Didn't leave a lot of aftertaste in the mouth. Quite refreshing compared to the other two. Mm. This is actually pretty good too.
You still gotta have some cheesecake to conclude a trio of desserts nicely. Hehee. This cheesecake was not too heavy. The yuzu flavour came through quite strong, I liked it. Cheese itself was moderately soft, but it held its shape, and yielded easily to the fork. The base is also yummy. I ate a lot of this. Good cheesecake just always manages to satisfy. Sigh. Cheese glorious cheese.
I ended up eating the most, again. My friends weren't very helpful. They started strong but ended on a weak note. And there goes my workout. Actually. There is a dilemma I have yet to resolve. Which cake do I like most??? The mille-feuille certainly was very professionally made but which one would I go for to satisfy my sweet tooth??
I don't know. And I haven't even tried everything at petite Amanda.
Guess I'll have to come back soon to deliver a fair judgment. >) Hehee.
Recommended Dish(es): Mille Feuille
Date of Visit: 2012-10-08
Spending per Head: HKD40 (Night Snack)
Overall Rating : Taste4 Environment3 Service3 Hygiene3 Value for Money3
The closest to French pastry in HK
allexx (1 Review(s))
As a French ultra lover of French pastry, I've tried all the best pastry shops in Paris and I've been looking for good French pastries in Hong Kong for months, even years.
I did find some decent places but portions were always ridiculous for the price paid. All the shops selling nothing but cheesecakes are of course excluded of my selection. We're talking about French pastry.
I finally got to know about Petite Amanda. Getting familiar with Amanda's training in famous French houses, I was quite confident to finally find my happiness.
For my 1st visit, I had the Lemon Tart (Tarte aux Citrons). This cutie is so popular in France that it makes best pastry shops stand out from the rest. I loved Amanda's Lemon Tart. Still a bit small (if the individual tart could be enlarged by 20%, that would be perfect!). This isn't exceptional, but in par with French standards.
I also had the Charlotte aux Poires, after reading some good reviews. This other cutie was GREAT! I always like pears and mousse and it worked very well. I had other visits but i can say la Charlotte aux Poires is my favourite at Amanda's shop.
I tried most of the remaining cakes on my other visits.
I was honestly disappointed by the Mango Tart and the Salted Caramel Mille Feuille. The latter is almost impossible to eat without breaking it from the 1st cut. I found it a bit bland, unfortunately. The French master of mille-feuille, Jacques Genin, assembles them a la minute, after you order in the shop. Of course this isn't feasible in Hong Kong, unless you have a big shop and much higher demand. I found that Amanda's mille-feuille would gain by having a simpler structure and additional flavour.
The Délice aux Framboises was ... delicious, as expected from the name. Yet not in my top 3.
The other 2 (with Charlotte aux Poires) are Plaisir Sucré and Amarina.
Plaisir Sucré is a great combination of praliné and chocolate. It is crunchy and melting, which is very pleasant.
It doesn't break like Mille Feuille. Overall my favourite piece from Petite Amanda.
Amarina, another great combination of pistachio and cherry jelly, with a baby macaron on top
I give it a slighter advantage over his "brother" Délice aux Framboises.
One word about the viennoiseries. I tried the Pain au Chocolat. Well, my expectations were far too high. Since I've known Blé Sucré, a pastry shop in 12th district in Paris, I find any other Pain au Chocolat quite tasteless.
Of course, viennoiseries in HK aren't sold by tens and hundreds from morning till evening like in France, so no blame for this ... I should try the croissant next time!
Oh, one more thing, please invest in real spoons. The current wooden spoons kind of spoil the tasting. Quite hard to break through crunchy cakes. Real spoons shouldn't lead to bankruptcy
Félicitations à Amanda et à Petite Amanda's team for this venture.
I can't wait to try the new Yuzu Cheese Cake. See you next
Recommended Dish(es): Plaisir Sucré,Charlotte aux Poires,Amarina
Date of Visit: 2012-03-01
Table Wait Time: 0 Minutes
Spending per Head: HKD50 (Tea)
Overall Rating : Taste5 Environment3 Service4 Hygiene5 Value for Money4
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