Food Review: Boulangerie de Saigon

Words: Lizzy O'Riordan
Monday 24 July 2023
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In true Gen-Z style, I have an issue with buying too many coffees. Good day, bad day, boring day: It’s always the perfect time for a coffee. And, while this habit isn’t great for my finances, it is good for my happiness. Which, of course, is why I was so excited to see Boulangerie de Saigon open ten seconds away from the LeftLion office. Plus, why I dragged our Editor along to try it, mere days after the business had opened...

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A small Vietnamese eatery, serving bánh mì, bakes, and beverages, I went for the egg coffee upon the recommendation of the server, alongside a vegan carrot cake which I spotted in the display cabinet. 

A new type of brew for me, the egg coffee is sort of like liquid tiramisu, with a distinct layer of coffee and cream that mixes together to make a thick condensed milk-esque drink. Really delicious (and not at all eggy), it really did feel like a dessert, and one which I’ll be back for more of. Plus, the carrot cake paired perfectly. 

Boasting a whole cabinet of sweet treats, I was also particularly tempted by the macarons, with flavours including raspberry, black pepper, and Vietnamese coffee. Plus, the orange and pandan chiffon cake - that’s sure to go well with a cup of coffee. Which, available either hot or cold and with a variety of milk alternatives, is good for the vegan and non-vegan crowd alike. 

A very cute space with a small amount of outdoor seating, Boulangerie de Saigon is a definite new favourite spot - ideal for all the Sneinton Market lovers, and anyone else who likes good bakes and top drinks. Next up, we’re excited to try their bánh mì, the Vietnamese sandwich that looks absolutely sensational. 

Avenue E, Sneinton Market Avenues

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