Dalloyau, Osaka

Dalloyau dates back to 1682 where they had worked within the Versailles court as well as inventing the famous opera cake. With such a reputation as theirs and also conveniently located in the shopping district of Shinsaibashi I decided to try this place out.


The dessert platter came with half a macaron, raspberry gelato and a choice of your own cake. I chose the Tresor which had looked so beautiful.


Dessert Plate (1200 Yen ~ $14 AUD)

The cake outside was stale where the cream was alright but it was nothing special. Cutting through it showed how very messy the entire thing was constructed where no distinguishable layers was present – surprise surprise it tasted like a creamy goop. Sadly I could not overlook the overbearing stale, hard cake which was all I could taste.

Dalloyau Tresor


Lifting up the macaron from the plate I could already tell that it was gonna be a disaster. The macaron shells were too large resulting in it being dry. The filling completes a macaron and brings it all together but how the hell am I suppose to taste the matcha flavour with such a small smear in the middle?

Dalloyau Green Tea Macaron

Matcha Macaron

I was really looking forward to the opera cake with it’s layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, coffee butter cream, chocolate ganache with a chocolate glaze on top. Reality = a flavourless soggy cake.

Dalloyau Opera Cake

Dalloyau Opera Cake

Opera (400 Yen ~$5 AUD)

Tiny pieces of cake for 400 Yen but I guess it was good that it was tiny as I wanted to throw it away after my first bite. Cake cravings were not satisfied where I was more annoyed at having to spend so much money for such a sour experience.

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Address 大阪市中央区心斎橋筋2-2-23

6 comments for “Dalloyau, Osaka

  1. Priscilla
    January 4, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    haha oh gosh reading this makes me angry cos it takes me back to my experience at Dolce and Co *throws macarons angrily onto the ground*
    The cakes are super cute at this place though just unfortunate that everything was UGHHYUCK

    • January 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      haha yehhh it’s just a bit devastating that it was so expensive, yet they didn’t even taste satisfactory :(

  2. mimi
    June 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Dalloyau is one of my favorites when it comes to macarons and cakes! what a taste!

    • I Only Eat Desserts
      June 6, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Haha maybe I need to try them out in their home country, might taste different :)

  3. December 7, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Ah, I didn’t try Dalloyau when I was in Paris, but I’m disappointed to hear about your experience with their Opera cake. I’m actually surprised their version has so few layers? I make mine with 9 layers.

    • I Only Eat Desserts
      December 9, 2013 at 12:53 am

      I’m hoping the Paris one is more delicious though I don’t think I’ll put much effort hunting it down esp with Herme and Laduree floating around ;)

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