Lovely afternoons are made of coffee and macarons.

Crosby is alive and kicking. Whilst tabloids concentrate on what the city centre has to offer, Crosby has been sharpening its knives and perfecting its pastry in the background and boasts some incredible independents. There’s jewellery shops, fine dining, killer afternoon tea and would you believe it, Liverpool’s first Mecca of macarons. We’re not just talking about a regular pastry chef, we’re talking about a man who invented the ‘Maclair’, a macaron eclair. A stroke of genius that is now imitated all over the world. Thought it was just all about the macarons? Oh, you were so wrong.

The Little Macaron Shop was set up by pastry chef and baker Stephen Maddock. He started his journey selling handmade macarons locally to customers online. In the early days Stephen would create each order by hand, personally perfecting every detail right down to the delivery boxes.  As demand quickly increased he began trading at a local market and soon after producing and selling from his new shop in Waterloo, North Liverpool.

The proof is in the pudding so we implore you to visit the mastermind behind the macrons soon. Not convinced? Here’s 10 reasons that’ll convince you.

Mini Maclair


Oreo Cheesecake Eclair


Chocolate French Meringue


Crunchie Macaron

crunchie mac

Berry Chocolate Brownies With Salted Caramel


Chocolate Macaron


Rocky Road Bar


Tiramisu Eclair


Eclair Ring

eclair ring

Cornish cider cake with chocolate ganache and spiced cider truffle


Stephen is a lovely bloke so go and pick your next treat up from him, we promise you won’t regret it. His address is 44 St Johns Road, 9QG. Follow him on Facebook here and Twitter here.