We’re celebrating April with freshly-baked buns, an exciting new store arrival and plenty of cocoa

Easter brings with it many pleasures – baking, feasting and the most obvious one, chocolate. It’s also an exciting time at MLC Centre. This April we welcome our latest retail member, Enchanting Angels. The first standalone store from the brand which made its name at The Rocks Markets, the MLC Centre flagship showcases Enchanting Angels’ bears and children’s clothing, designed by owner Corina Zappia. In the spirit of the season, Enchanting Angels is offering an Easter-themed gift box replete with an Angel bear and a handful of Cadbury chocolate eggs ($79.99, Enchanting Angels, Level 7, enchanting-angels.com.au).
Café Chocolat is joining in on the Easter fun with a special range of treats spanning strawberry-filled bunnies to jumbo eggs, both locally-sourced and imported from Belgium (From $1.90, Café Chocolat, Level 6, 02 9223 4448). And be sure not to miss Alexander’s Patisserie’s famous freshly-baked traditional, choc-chip and gluten-free hot cross buns ($1.50-$3.00, Alexander’s Patisserie, Level 6, 02 9247 6935). They’re available for pre-order now, so get in quick – they’ve got a cult following. If you’re planning an Easter cook-up (or just hanging out for a lunch-time sugar fix), head to Romeo’s IGA where the festive eats are in full bounty. There’s a vast selection of Lindt, Kinder and Ferrero chocolates, house-baked hot cross buns, and superb Argyle Meats lamb from the butcher (Romeo’s IGA, entry from the food court on Level 6, 02 9221 6547). And if you can’t escape the office, hit their new online shop [https://martinplace.romeosonline.com.au/] for in-store pick-ups or delivery to your doorstep.
For a gift with a difference, check out Pearsons Florist’s special Easter arrangement which features six glass bottles of seasonal blooms and a healthy peppering of chocolate eggs ($135, Pearsons Florist, Level 6, 02 9231 2124, pearsonsflorist.com.au). Famous Fish is serving an April special of steamed soy-and-ginger Tasmanian salmon with garden salad and your choice of chips or rice ($13.90, Famous Fish, Level 6, famousfish.com.au). And finally, be sure to follow MLC Centre on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/mlccentre/] for the chance to win a $1000 food court voucher as part of our Pursuit of Happiness competition. Happy Easter!

MLC Centre will be closed on Good Friday, 14 April and Easter Sunday, 16 April, with IGA open on Saturday 15 and Monday 17 from 8am to 6pm.