A tart is a tart, right? Not when chef Bernard Chu gets involved. Visitors to Chu and partner Yen Yee’s South Yarra patisserie, LuxBite, would have already experienced the sweet magic that is its macarons (we’re talking mandarin Jaffa; green tea pistachio; and peanut butter and jelly) and cakes (including the Lolly Bag Cake with Jaffa, red skin, musk and banana).

Chu and Yee’s winning combination of classic French technique and quirky Asian influence is also on show at T by Lux Bite in CBD development, The Archway. (also home to Altius Coffee Brewers and 5 & Dime Bagels).

LuxBite is an entirely different concept to the South Yarra store. There’s no coffee, tea or brunch. What there is, though, is tarts, 10 kinds everyday. Think flavours such as calamansi-lime curd with jackfruit and chilli salt, topped with meringue and kaffir lime sherbet.

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Updated: June 17th, 2020

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