Sugarplum Cake Shop in Paris is, and always will be, one of my favourite places to go for a quiet cup of tea and a delicious homemade cake or cookie. Just a few metres away from the Place de la Contrescarpe and Paris’ famous Rue Mouffetard you’ll find this adorable little shop with its outside tables and mismatched cushions.
I first discovered this American cake shop back in 2010 during my first year in Paris. I was craving some home comforts and although I’m not from the States, I just wanted to walk into somewhere and order in English. I was tired of failing at French. As soon as I walked in the door I felt at home. Everyone was speaking English and the girls working there all had huge, dazzling smiles on their faces, waiting excitedly to welcome the customers. The decor matches the atmosphere in the shop; cute, cosy and cheerful. The cafe is full of light and as well as tables and chairs where students can often be found studying, there’s a sofa that you can get comfy on!
Drinks prices range from €2.20 to €5.00 and include beverages such as espresso, flat white, hot chocolate, tea, freshly pressed juices and homemade iced tea and lemonade. Cakes are a similar price and include lots of different delights for you to try! Cookies are €2.80, fig bars are €3.80 and slices of cake are €4.80. Sugarplum also sells pecan pie, scones, brownies, cupcakes and best of all, all their products are homemade in the kitchen just behind the cafe itself.
Sugarplum also offers wedding and birthday cakes, made to order by their wonderful bakers. These must be ordered through their website Sugarplum Cake shop and you can see an example above (middle) and below (left) of their amazing baking skills!
Sugarplum cake shop is a great place to relax, study, hang out with friends or just have some quiet time with a big cup of coffee. Free wifi means it’s a great place for students to study or writers to get that next blog article or best selling book down on paper. The service is great, the staff are always friendly and when you think that it’s basically the same price as Starbucks…you realise that you get a lot more for your money at this quirky little cafe.
So, if you haven’t already discovered this great little cafe, I recommend that you take a stroll this weekend and grab yourself a delicious cake. I mean, let’s face it, life is always better with cake.
Sugarplum Cake Shop
68 rue du Cardinal Lemoine
Tuesday to Saturday
From 10h00 to 20h00
From 10h00 to 19h00
+33 (0) 1 46 34 07 43