Immediately, something in the atmosphere seduces at Sugarplum Cake Shop. The café is a small, light-filled space with glass doors in front and back, and a medieval stone fortification from 1200 AD running along the left-hand wall. Several large tables create space for friends to meet up and steal bites of cake, while smaller tables are good for Wi-Fi-users. On the terrace, couples kiss between sips of lemonade. (There’s no such thing as too much PDA in Paris.) At the back of the shop you can see the kitchen, just opposite the courtyard. Inside, the owners and interns decorate lavish, made-to-order wedding and birthday cakes.
You have plenty of goodies to choose from: chocolate chip cookies, hello dollies, peanut butter squares, cheesecake, pecan pie, brownies, cupcakes, fig squares, and scones, paired well with a flat white and a good book. Beware of the carrot cake—I had a passionate affair myself. It happened on a Sunday, there was rain… on melancholy days like these, I find a slice of Sugarplum carrot cake works like medicine—a dose of joie de vivre.
Sugarplum Cake Shop, 68 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 33/(0) 1-4634-0743