Paddington Social is everything you want in a suburban haunt, all wrapped up in the packaging of a gorgeous renovated cottage in Paddington. By day, it's a cute and cosy cafe and patisserie, where you can grab a croissant and Campos coffee to go or sit down to an epically filling breakfast like mango and coconut hot cakes or corn beef and caramelised onion croquettes. By night, it's a relaxed Thai pop-up kitchen, where you can tuck into favourites like massaman beef, pad Thai and laksa—not to mention an entire menu for vegans.
That's not even the best part though—those croissants we mentioned? They're no ordinary croissants. Instead you can treat yourself to incredible buttery creations that are meringue topped, Nutella filled or stuffed with cookies and cream, with new flavours appearing regularly. And those are just one of the baked goods that part-owner and pastry chef Gibbi whips up in house daily, before being joined by brunch master Tyler for the daytime service, while the final member of the team, Alex, is on the pans for dinner.
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