Sugarplum Cake Shop

This wedding cake bakery has a café in front, serving house made American-style treats, and – whoa! – free refills on drip coffee.

Practical information

Address: 68 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005
Nearest transport: Cardinal Lemoine (10) or Place Monge (7)
Hours: Closed Monday; Tuesday-Sunday, 12-7 pm
Telephone: 01 46 34 07 43
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2014) “Chocolat chaud très, très chocolaté et délicieux, jus d’agrumes fraîchement pressés et gâteaux simples et bons.”

Good Coffee in Paris (2013) “I had never really considered the coffee making potential of a Parisian café whose main preoccupation was baking, since almost every other place in Paris sharing this feature had always proven to be less than satisfactory in the coffee department. Sugarplum Cake Shop turned out to be a delicious exception to this rule…Sugarplum decided to invest in a great little La Marzocco coffee machine, in barista training for certain staff members, and in the right kind of beans. This has paid off, and while coffee is not their main focus, they do it really well (they have a flat white on the menu), and with real milk.”

David Lebovitz (2011) “Like the laid-back coffee shops in the states, there’s big, wide tables to share with others, or to spread out with your laptop or newspaper (French or English), and enjoy a wedge of cake or a pecan bar along with a tall glass of housemade unsweetened iced tea…the organic coffee is good, too – and refills are included.”

One Reply to “Sugarplum Cake Shop”

  1. A bit hit and miss, I’m afraid, though seemingly popular with the locals. The tea I had there one time was lovely and the quirky touches (it was served in a jar) are charming , but the coffee and red velvet cake I had on my last visit weren’t great. My criteria for a good, calorific cake are always that it must be better than one I’d make myself and this wasn’t the case on this occasion. I don’t agree that their coffee is good, though probably good for Paris standards. It never ceases to astonish me that a city the size of Paris is still lacking some serious coffee houses.

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