Emperor’s Garden Cake & Bakery, Haymarket

Past noon, there’s bound to be a long queue for Emperor’s Cream Puffs out­side the hole-in-the-wall next to the main entrance to Emperor’s Garden Cake & Bakery.

Said hole-in-the-wall opens dir­ectly onto the machine that churns out the deli­cious, pip­ing hot, fresh puffs (1 for $0.35, 3 for $1.00, 18 for $5.00)

The machine spits fills each puff with cus­tard and they’re bought faster than the machine can spit them out.

Each puff is shaped like a chest­nut with a beau­ti­ful golden brown and speckled over with pale dots with an addit­ive baked eggy smell.

The runny cus­tard is lip sear­ingly hot yet deli­cious, bring­ing just the right amount of sweet­ness and mois­ture.

At their afford­able price (it’s increased in the past year), it’s no won­der that there’s always a queue out­side.

Emperor’s Garden Cake & Bakery is loc­ated at 96100 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000.