Cake by the slice. Bottomless coffee. Cupcakes. Peanut butter confections. Rice Krispy Treats. Chocolate chip cookies. Endless selection of tea.
Yep, I couldn’t be happier to find a little slice of home right down the road from my apartment. This cute little place is called Sugarplum Cake Shop and it’s my new blogging base, escape from the sometimes stuffy Parisian fare and guilty pleasure.
Sugarplum is decorated in the ever-so-popular rustic fashion with exposed brick and stone, tile floor, chalkboard menu and an eclectic and vintage mix of furniture. Even though I’m seeing this look more and more everyday, I’ll never stop being obsessed with it. Fellow Pinterest fanatics, I know you feel me, too.
The main attraction upon walking into Sugarplum is the counter of cake stands and plates piled high with homemade confections. Your sweet tooth will find pleasure in treats like cake by the slice (carrot cake is their claim to fame), cupcakes topped with sinfully sweet icing, seasonal treats like pumpkin pie and other traditional (and untraditional) baked goods.
Even the non-Americans that flock to Sugarplum plop down with a heaping slice of cake. If sweets aren’t your thing (which is just ridiculous) the cake shop also offers an endless selection of coffees, teas and cold drinks galore. And by cold drinks I mean lemonade and iced tea (rare delicacies in France). If you’re sick of being served a tiny espresso-sized cup of coffee in Paris, you’ll be especially mesmerized by the bottomless filtered coffee available.
At Sugarplum, you can cozy up with your coffee and dessert at a small table or join the social circle around the large center table. Sitting at the communal table will guarantee a meeting of fellow expats and English-speaking Parisians, which for an American can be quite refreshing at times.
Sugarplum Cake Shop, 68 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris (5th)