La Petit Delicat in Lexington, Kentucky, specializes in macarons and other delicious pastries. Drop by for a decadent coffee break!
By: Alisha Trenalone
Anytime I'm out and about running errands in Lexington, there always comes a certain moment in the afternoon.
The moment when a coffee break becomes a priority.
Preferably with a little taste of something sweet.
That's why I was so excited to discover La Petit Delicat, a wonderful macaron shop close to downtown Lexington.
French pastries? A quiet, relaxed place to sit and enjoy them? Sign me up.
Here's a quick tour of what to expect from La Petit Delicat.
The Pastry Case at La Petit Delicat
When you first walk in to La Petit Delicat, you might get a little overwhelmed by the selection.
Everything I've tried so far has been outstanding, and their Instagram page keeps me wanting to go back for some truly mouth-watering seasonal specials.
Macarons are their forte, and you can depend on there being a number of intriguing flavors on any given day.
I tried rose water and pistachio, and they were excellent. Light and spongy!
I didn't know until recently that macarons are typically made with almond flour and therefore gluten free. So, possibly an ideal dessert for someone with food sensitivities.
A box of these beauties would also make a wonderful gift!
The shop really leans into their macaron reputation, serving up macaron cakes, macaron cups, and macaron ice cream sandwiches.
My mom tried an intricately decorated pistachio tart, with raspberry preserves, chocolate pearls, and a satisfying amount of crunchy nuttiness.
Wanting to sample even more of La Petit Delicat's offerings, I ordered a chocolate almond croissant to take home. It was amazing, especially when briefly heated up and enjoyed with a cup of coffee.
La Petit Delicat serves several tea- and coffee-based drinks.
On certain days, they also make a pastry delicacy known as a cruffin – a hybrid muffin and croissant filled with all kinds of decadent options.
On another trip to the bakery, we tried the raspberry rose cruffin and the crème brûlée cruffin, and they were AMAZING. The pastry was flaky, light, and not overly sweet, and the fillings were delicious.
On yet another visit, we were able to try their cheesecakes (the raspberry rose pistachio and the Biscoff).
The flavors were amazing. And, as with the other desserts I've tried here, they were not overwhelmingly sweetened. This makes them easy to enjoy from start to finish.
You can browse the selections and even order online from their official website. Yes, if you're not local, they do ship macarons!
They also handle large orders or catering.
The shop has a few different really cute seating areas, including a loft upstairs.
The place was relatively quiet when we visited on a weekday afternoon, so we felt free to explore and then settle in with our drinks and treats.
They also had pretty pastel t-shirts for sale, along with bags of coffee from City Roastery, a micro coffee bean roaster in nearby Georgetown.
La Petit Delicat is one of my favorite discoveries in Lexington, and I can't wait for the next time I get to stop by. I hope you get to try it soon too!
About Alisha Trenalone
I’m Alisha and I live in eastern Kentucky. Discovering good food is one of my joys in life, but you will also find me doing lots of reading and dreaming of travel. Having worked at a local newspaper for several years, I’m avidly interested in the written word and the art of sharing stories. Now I help Sarah out in various ways here at Champagne Tastes!