After Karen, Dinah and I finished our delicious brunch at Monsieur Benjamin, we decided to walk around the Hayes Valley neighborhood.
We didn't go far at all because we found Chantal Guillon as soon as we turned right on Hayes St. from Gogh St. We decided to stay and enjoy some macarons.
This tiered display of macarons by the store's window made us curious.
How can you not say "no" to these pretty things?
And these ones inside the glass shelves.
Chantal Guillon is a place that sells macarons, teas and small confections. It felt like I just stepped inside a candy store inside Chantal. Actually, less of a candy store but more like a cake. I guess it is becasue the colors and the texture of the wall and paint remind me of a cake.
At back of the store is where you'll find their tea selection.
We finally narrowed down our choices to four - Italian pistachio, lavender and black currant, Persian rose, and Passion fruit.
For the tea, one of the staffs recommended Casablanca for its floral notes. The combination of the tea's taste and the fruity nutty taste of the macarons were great.
I brought some macarons home for Mijo. I chose two of each - Persian Rose, Jasmin Green Tea and Raspberry Lychee Rose.
We paired the macarons with Starbucks Christmas blend.
I am adding Chantal Guillon as one of my go to places for macarons in the city. This Filipino guy is happy!