Canberra: Flute Bakery, Fyshwick

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You know the saying 'I love you like a fat kid loves cake'? Yep, I am the fat kid! Sweet things are my weakness, especially delicious cake. So, when I get a day off from work, the first thing I do is make a beeline for The Flute Bakery in Fyshwick. They're only open from 8am - 3pm on weekdays, which makes it incredibly difficult to get to unless you take some time off from work. The_Food_Avenue_Flute_Bakery07

The Flute is a quaint, French provincial style patisserie. There's plenty of outside tables for al fresco dining and the large windows allow the cafe to bathe in lots of natural light.

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As you walk in, there are cabinets chock-full of baked goodies. But I would recommend getting there early as they have a tendency of selling out of certain items by about 11am!

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If you are easily overwhelmed by all the droolworthy choices, I would recommend getting the Assiette. For only $8, you get a delicious selection that includes a macaron, profiterole and two mini cakes. What value!

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Alternatively, for only $20, you can get a Dulce de leche cheesecake ($7), a Wild strawberry mousse cake ($7), a flat white ($2.50) and a pot of chai tea ($3.50). Holy cow!

The reason why I think it's such good value is because there is so much technique in the cake that I can't quite believe it's at the same price point as relatively ordinary slice of cake from a hipster cafe in New Acton, Braddon or Kingston.

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Just look at the incredible detail in the Pistachio cake! The balance of flavours was just perfect and I just love this style of cake.

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The best part of each cake is the multiple layers, each with a different flavour adding complexity to every mouthful. The cakes comprise of a carefully calculated ratio and combination of ganache, mousse, sponge, jelly, compote, cream, and biscuit crumbs or nuts. Check out that sexy cross-section!

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If you're wanting something savoury, The Flute Bakery does amazing pies for only $5.50 each. I've tried the Chicken Chasseur, the Chicken and Leek, and the Beef and Red Wine. I can vouch for all of them. They were all rich in flavour and full of large pieces of meat. They were big enough that I could tell good cuts of chicken and beef were used.

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The cakes and pies taste amazing and are very reasonably priced. They now have an online menu with prices for each cake.

The low-down on The Flute Bakery Address: 8 Barrier Street, Fyshwick, ACT Opening hours; 8am - 3pm weekdays Website: http://www.theflutebakery.com.au/ Phone: 02 6280 8001 Best bits: The layer cakes and the pies. Worst bits: Inconvenient opening hours and location, no EFTPOS facility. Worthwhile factor: Very worthwhile.

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