Ladurée Bakery

Lopez Tower, Rockwell Drive cor. Lopez Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Ladurée Bakery
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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars
3

Happy Anniversary Laduree!!!

Yesterday Laduree offered two pieces of free macaroons and my sister invited us to go malling in Rockwell. So I immediately suggested to check out Laduree.

The place is such a beauty. It was so elegant posh looking. The staff were all prim and proper. The line also wasn't that too long and the five of us got our 2 free macaroons. I love their vanilla and salted caramel variant. They are definitely the best macaroons I've tried. Got the perfect texture and sweetness.

On top of the free macaroons I got my mom a box of 6. She was delighted when I gave her the macaroons. Drawback was the box of 6 was worth 1200php. 128562128562128562

Overall definitely the best but also the most expensive macaroons. 128522

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Bella J.
5.0 Stars

Laduree probably is one of the prettiest shops I've ever seen in the country. I had to just stop and stare for a while.

Being in the shop itself is just a treat 'cause the moment you step in, you're greeted by this scent that I can't even describe. I guess if elegance had a scent, that would be it.

The place is just so bright and colorful but still very refined and dainty. I spent a long time just looking around, stopping myself from splurging from tea (I'm a heavy tea drinker).

My friend and I tried the Cognac and Marie Antoinette macarons. Macarons here sell for 150 apiece. Steep price, considering other places sell macarons for 50. But this is the real deal, or as close to it as you can. So we didn't mind paying.

The Cognac macaron was good. The alcohol hits you right away and lingers but it's not too strong that it overwhelms. I enjoyed the citrusy taste of Marie Antoinette more. The taste of tea comes after but it's mild so people who don't fancy tea shouldn't be too bothered about it.

The macaron shells are crisp and light and the macarons themselves were well-balanced. Really good and a must try!

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Dessa O.
5.0 Stars

If I am going to describe Ladurée Macarons in one word, it would be EXQUISITE!

If you're a Macaron lover, then Ladurée is difinitely a must try! Though their macarons are a little bit on the pricey side (P150/macaron), I assure you it is the BEST!

On the photo above, the flavors of the Macarons I got were: (Left to right) Raspberry, Marie-Antoinette Tea, 2 Pistachio, and 2 Salted Caramel. If you're going to buy 6 Macarons without the box, the price is 1,200.00php but I recommend you to just buy it without the box because it would cost you less. The only reason why I got mine with the box is for the sake of my Instagram post. Haha! And their light green paper bag is so cute as well.

On my 2nd and 3rd time, I was with my friend and her sister. None of us bought the macarons with box but we bought 10 macarons in total. We kind of had a hard time picking flavors but since it was already my 2nd time, Salted Caramel is on my list! I super love the interior of Ladurée, very chic and cosy.

I have tried a lot of their flavors such as, Salted Caramel (which is my absolute fave!), Pistachio, Chestnut, Raspberry, Rose Petal, Vanilla, and Marie-Antoinette Tea (rose with anise) - was especially crafted for Sofia Coppola’s 2006 cool and edgy biopic that featured the eponymous French queen.

If it's your first time to try Ladurée, then I suggest that you try Salted Caramel and Raspberry. I super love their macarons, tbh. It is light and chewy and packed with flavor. Each one has to have a subtly crisp and smooth shell but be satisfyingly chewy inside. No doubt, the dainty sweet is a work of genius. I assure you that you wouldn't regret trying it. It is worth every penny.

As a luxurious treat for yourself on a blistering hot day, you can also pair your macarons with their corresponding flavors in ice creams and sorbets for P480 a cup (120 mL).

Ladurée has always thrilled the senses with its fine sweets. But they have also crafted aromas to magically transport you to distant, beautiful places – thus, the Beauty Collection.

They also sell bag charms and key rings adorned with their iconic macaron with Paris-inspired art, Gourmet Chocolates, Teas, and etc.

Ladurée Boutique is at 8 Rockwell, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
10

Bonjour!

Have you ever been to Paris? If not good news for you because Ladurèe Paris Boutique is now in Manila and gives you a taste of Paris.

Went to Ladurèe Paris located at Unit 103 8 Rockwell Center Hidalgo Drive Makati last Saturday. It is an upscale bakery with Parisian origins specializing in French macarons in a number of flavors. Ladurèe opened last August 29.

Just a short Trivia about the Story of the Ladurèe Macaron:
It' starts with Pierre Desfountanes who is cousin of Louis Ernest Ladurèe who at the beginning of 20th century first thought of taking two macaron shells and joining them without delicious ganache filling. For more details you can visit Ladurèe.

The place was so elegant, magnifique128525 Details are everything. Ladurèe boutique is the closest thing to heaven. The chandeliers was so beautiful and you'll love everything with their interiors.

They've got 15 flavors of Les Macarons and I'm lucky to tried six of them.

128204 Citron Lemon
128204 Pistache Pistachio
128204 Chocolat Chocolate
128204 Vanille de Noel
128204 Framboise Raspberry
128204 Marie Antoinette

Everything was special in their own flavors. It's not the typical macaron that you think. Everything was delicieux128076 I love macarons10084️ The 6 box cost 1,200 pesos.

When I got the 6 beautiful macarons I was asked to choose a box for it and I chose the pink one. You'll love the Ladurèe boxes too. Ladurèe not only sells macarons, they sell tote bags, tea, key ring and I bought my precious Ladurèe key chain. It cost 2,900 pesos. It was a cute novelty collection , with cute three little macarons and the famous Eiffel Tower. You can choose the color of the macarons and the box.

They also have good service. The staffs patiently waited for me to choose the flavors of macarons. The packaging was so nice and that feeling you just want to keep it for the rest of your life. They've really got lovely display.

Merci Beaucoup to my husband for bringing me here10084

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Cel C.
5.0 Stars
3

So ever since I saw a box of Ladurée macarons being munched on my Blair Waldorf some years ago, I've been dying to try this cookie forever. When I found out a box could cost me about P2,500 (via online sellers), I erased the possibility of ever tasting it and settled for local brands instead. I did find some good online sellers and kiosks in malls have been popping up but my yearning for Ladurée was awakened again when they opened a store here in Manila, at Rockwell area. I've been wanting to go there but never had the chance. And now, I wasn't even planning to go. I was lucky to get these macarons for free! BF bought some
Comme des Garçons shirts and they gave him coupons for the free macarons! The CDG store was near Ladurée so we went to the bakery right away and claimed the freebies.

I was overwhelmed at the store. So pink and dainty. I forgot all the names of the different flavors but my favorite is the one with the caramel filling. I think it's Salted Caramel flavor. I got a box of 8. We only got 5pcs free so we paid for the 3pcs for P450. I was so happy I finally got to try this (overpriced but oh so goood) macarons. I think I'll come back once a year to treat myself to this tasty indulgence.

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Butch G.
5.0 Stars

Champion!

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Jenn L.
5.0 Stars

Glad there is Laduree here finally... My daughters wanted to check the place out since it opened. Anyway, their macaroons are definitely the best here in PH in my opinion, so far my favorites are pistachio. Salted caramel and chocolate. Php150 not bad for an experience. But if you happen to be anywhere else on the planet and Paul Lafayet and Pierre Herme are within your reach pleease do try they are heavenly divine in flavor that burst in your mouth, never understood it until I tried ! 10084

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars

This is Located in the new building, 8 Rockwell. Just across Powerplant Mall ( near Zara)

Finally ! I've been wanting to set foot in this store ever sinced it opened!

Just wow! 128522128522128522128522128522

Super thumbs up for the decors! It just screams luxury! The stuff here is just super pricey but yeah I came here only for one reason and it is no other than their super famous Macarons!

I went for the Salted Caramel! Whopping 150 pesos a piece!

The price might be too much but I tell you, it is worth every penny! The chewiness, the mouth feel and all the flavor molded into one macaron! Boom! all gone in just a few bites!

Gosh, I surely miss Paris.

Will I come back for more?

DEFINITELY. 128522128077🏻

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Mickey S.
5.0 Stars

Here it is. Finally. The moment I've been waiting for. For years I've been dreaming and wondering what this Macaron heaven was like. This place embedded on my mind for years.

I've been on this Macaron trail for about 5 years now and only have been crawling through the Q.C & Makati area for some good Macaron. There's a lot that is pretty good but this... THIS is the one. 

Yeah, they're pricey; get over it. It's worth it. They have a set bunch of flavors, as well as seasonal stuff that rotates. Vanilla and Salted Caramel are my go-to flavors, but this season, the Marie Antoinette has stolen my heart. They really have the texture of each component down pat; the shell is crispy, yet softens as it reaches the middle, while the ganache/jam on the inside is soft and contrasts nicely.

Other all-time favorite flavors include the Pistachio (and the ice cream is fantastic too, albeit a little too cold and hard to dig into with the plastic spoon they give you), Chocolate, Coffee, Lemon, and Rose.

If you're looking to be as economical as you can, I believe it's cheaper to buy them loose. The boxes add a couple bucks but they are beautifully crafted. A bit expensive, but you get what you pay for, and they can be reused for whatever you can imagine.

Also, the aesthetics of the pastry shop were très mignonne. Think pastel shades in pink, green, lavender, and periwinkle. Very French aristocratic in terms of furniture, decors, and paintings. The store itself is like a jewelry store. A high end one. The setup was like something straight from Paris.  Beautiful place. And I love the stacked up Macarons in the front, so adorable!

Not only were the macarons amazing on all aspects but the atmosphere of just being inside Ladurée was spectacular and breath taking. Definitely a landmark destination for any sugar enthusiast. Thank you Louis Ernest Ladurée!

Cheers,
Mickey

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Jialing H.
3.0 Stars

This super tiny ice cream already costs 480php..it's really too pricey for me. And their ice cream was not that good, other ice creams are better than this. But their macaron is really good, worth the price. I would suggest everyone to try their macaron over this ice cream. 128521

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Mary V.
4.0 Stars

4 stars mainly because of the look and feel of the place. 128077🏻 If you're the type who falls in love with bright and colorful dessert places, you will be in for a treat here! It's just a few steps away from The Powerplant Mall.

Now for the macarons, tried their 3 best sellers (asked the lady behind the counter, of course): Pistachio, Salted Caramel, and Chocolate. My top pick would be the Salted Caramel followed by Chocolate and Pistachio. Overall review, the macarons weren't anything special for me. They were too expensive at 150php a piece but probably the cheapest thing you can buy at the place. I'd give the macarons a 3 out of 5 stars. Worth the try tho.

P.S. TWG macarons are still my favorite! 128513

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Mary Love S.
5.0 Stars

I love macarons. But I hate the snootiness that goes with it for those who fancy it. I still remember the time I had to listen to this person raving about the French macarons and that it would never be at par with the local ones. There are also those who say that the pricy branded macarons are the bes- thing-evaaah. To be honest, yes, the macarons are crazy expensive but most actually taste the same. (Well, it is for me.) Then came Ladurée in the local scene.

Hello, Ladurée.

Just when I thought that the macaron craze was dying, this well-known and well-loved brand entered the market. I hear people going crazy over it. I did too… when I saw the price per macaron. PHP150 per piece?! Are you kidding me?!

But the foodie in me could not stop being curious. It must be really good then if it was priced that high.

Then again, when I found out that the macarons are not made here and are flown in from Paris (every single time), its price started to make sense. Sort of. True, they may use premium ingredients but it’s the air freight and taxes that made the macarons expensive.

I have to admit though, the Ladurée store here is really fancy.

Oh, they also have some non-food items like perfume and accessories.

Going back to edible stuff, I was tempted to buy a box of 6 but that would cost me PHP1,200. (They charge for the “iconic” box too.) Since I could not stomach spending that much, I decided to just buy two which are Marie Antoinette and Salted Caramel.

Sadly, Marie Antoinette was crushed before I got home but it had a nice and rich tea flavor with a hint of citrus.

The Salted Caramel was also lovely. I loved the play of the silky salted caramel ganache. I also enjoyed the slight crisp and chewiness of the meringue.

Okay, maybe those snooty foodies were right. I can’t wait to try the other flavors.

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Sheryl Anne Q.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Gerald T.
1.0 Stars

Most worthless 150 bucks ever!

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Bianca T.
4.0 Stars

As good as when I first tried it on
Singapore.

Marie Antoinette was really good.

Salted caramel a must.

Pistachio kinda tasted weird though.

Had a very nice facade, although very expensive.

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Ronith Jazel D.
5.0 Stars

After a year, we meet again and you just got better!

Such pretty and fancy place and I like it! Staff were uber friendly with their bright smiles and greetings. It's just a takeaway store as promised, I still wish they'd bring the whole restaurant experience here, though. But really, I'm fine with just the macarons because come on, it's better than none!

I got their macarons, box of 6 for 1200 but you can have each for 150 without the box.

The macarons were heavenly as usual! A bit crunchy outside and soft inside. The thick texture of the filling is everything! Also, it's less sugar and more flavor which I think what local macarons lack. I got the flavors I haven't tried yet: Orange Blossom, Raspberry, Earl Grey, Toffee, Apricot, and Marie Antoinette. Among these, Earl Grey and Marie Antoinette stood out but you can say I'm bias because I'm an Earl Grey fan and the latter tasted fancy, good and fancy and just different. All the flavors were good if you would ask me, though. Again, everything was flavorful and gave me my money's worth.

Will I go and have these adorable, fancy, luscious cookies again? Hell yes! And like what I've said a year ago the first time I had a taste on it, I would overspend for it over and over again.

This Ladurée store also offers macaron ice cream (which was sold out when I went), chocolates, candles, teas, and much more!

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Marie H.
4.0 Stars

Who knew anyone would ever dare bring Laduree to Manila? In HK, it's a pitstop for those last minute cute yet lavish 'pasalubongs', along with Pierre Herme. At P150 a macaron (thrice the price of a local macaron), one wonders just how big a market they have here. This branch is very similar to their HK store. It is small yet luxurious, as it ought to be since it stands opposite the Lanvin store. I was beginning to fear for my wallet just walking the halls of 8 Rockwell.

We got the salted caramel, pistachio, and chocolate. They were as delicious as I remember and they did not crumble from the light pressure exerted by my thumb and forefinger. I really can't say much more because I find that the local macarons tend to do a good job of approximating the texture and flavor of these foreign brands, except for some of the more unique flavors. But maybe that's just me. Still I'm glad Laduree is finally here and I hope they do really well so that the other foreign brands are encouraged to set up their presence here as well.

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Jennifer N.
5.0 Stars

Made the trek to Laduree on their opening day (yes I was that excited) and I was NOT disappointed. The quality is at par with that I've had in Hong Kong, London, Singapore and other places where Laduree is present. The shells are light and airy and crunchy; the filling was slightly gooey and rich. Salted caramel remains my favourite flavour, but the other ones I tried (pistachio, lemon, raspberry, rose petal, chocolate) were all pretty good as well. I'd say my second favourite is lemon - it had the right combination of sour and sweet for me. Laduree may well be the best macaron shop in Manila now - move over, Paul (not that I ever liked Paul's macarons...)!!!

I know some people will find the price a bit expensive at Php150 per piece, but what can you expect when these are freshly flown in from Paris?! It's actually not so bad considering it's about 2 euros (php100 approx) in Paris.

As Laduree is new, expect queues to get in. I didn't realise that there was one, and my friend and I just waltzed in like we owned the place. No one stopped us so we didn't realise this until we were leaving with our purchases and saw a queue off to the side. Oops. Sorry to those people who were waiting! And wow. The power of a nice dress and heels (we came from a function so we were nicely dressed) and confidence!! (P.S. I don't recommend skipping the line, anyway it seems to move pretty fast anyway)

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars

Finally Laduree opens in Manila. The set-up here is admittedly more like their stores in HK, more brightly lit, you only get to buy it for take out. Unlike the branch in Champs Elysses, Paris, which has a restaurant adjacent to the macaron and pastry counter. (BTW, we didn't line up then for the resto, just to eat the best and most famous Macaron in France).

P150 per piece. Quite pricey but for some, it'll be worth it. For the benchmark that many macaron wannabe's fail to match. Not keeping track but seemed like they brought in most of their traditional and seasonal flavors, all in all, about a dozen.

My wife and I have had our full share of this during our anniversary trip last December, so we only bought the best selling salted caramel for immediate consumption, while buying a set of 6 pieces to be given as a gift. These are best enjoyed with tea while others for coffee.

For me, the perfectly smooth and soft crunch exterior with the creamy center of the salted caramel is exquisite. I'm pretty happy that it's consistent in taste (as was the price, 128522). I've gotten over my macaron fix, so I'm happy to recommend it to looloo folks. Come and get it, guys.

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Butch G.
5.0 Stars

What"s not to love about this place! Truly French, even the uniforms of the staff are from the
mother country. The macaron"s are copied, but there is nothing like the original. They also have preserves and other items.

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