I’m always in awe of the adorable cupcakes that Cat has in her shop, Sugar Daze. The buttercream is not only adorable and scrumptious, but delicious and creamy as can be. One of my favorite things about Cat’s cupcakes is that they are a) not top heavy and b) not too big. It’s the perfect size for a goûter, and getting two is totally doable for sweet tooths like myself.
I’m a huge fan of what she does, and just love popping in for a cupcake and a nice chat.
On a side note, the zebra wallpaper is also the best thing I’ve seen on a Parisian shop wall.
Need a cake or cupcakes for an occasion? Sugar Daze also does custom cakes that will match what you have in your dreams, if not go beyond. Not even kidding.
20, rue Henri Monnier, 75009
Tél: 09 84 04 41 77
Métro: Pigalle (12/2), Saint Georges (12)
As a side note, I have many memories from University on Rue Chapon. It’s a lovely street near the Pompidou with various gross sales shops and beautiful buildings with shadow-filled streets. But now there’s a new hub on this very quaint rue: Café Loustic.
Café Loustic was opened oh so recently by coffee connoisseur and avid Yelper, Channa. Let’s just say his taste in déco is unlike any other café I know of in Paris. It’s perfection. The tones are relaxing and are as cozy as can be. The wallpaper is sublime, and from the tiles to the the bench of seats facing the shelf of deliciously plump tartes and treats, your eyes will wander. Every pattern goes together just perfectly, and it’s got this sort-of-rustic-vintage-industrial-chic feel that makes me crave an espresso as soon as I walk in. Like a sudden need for a burst of energy.
The café itself is set up in a way that is wonderful for a chit-chat, with the people you came with, or for other coffee lovers sipping one of Channa’s delicious brews next to you.
The grub comes on and off from the fabulous Kale Project, Sugar Daze as well as Emperor Norton (see the fancy sandwich in the below). What I loved the most was that the sandwich was toasted and not microwaved, which made it nice and crispy yummy… not too big and not too small. For lunch they’ve got deals with quiches and salads with a bevvie and the likes. Or even pop in for a sweet and espresso for an afternoon pick-me-up. But be careful, you’ll sink into the beautifully patterned, über comfortable couches in the back and getting up will seem slightly harder than you expected.
I’m pretty sure popping in here to sip an espresso once a week and flipping through a magazine before work would be the most amazing routine of all time.
A perfect spot for a cuppa and smiles. I’m anxious to learn more about coffee. He’s got some intense equipment & contraptions at Loustic.
40, rue Chapon, 75003
Tél: 09 80 31 07 06
Métro: Arts & Metiers (3) & Rambuteau (11)
The other night, Cat had us over to taste some of her new cupcake fantastic flavor creations.
We cupcake lovers & some familiar faces grouped together, from different cultures, backgrounds and professions, to indulge is these little treasures. Boy, were they all good.
On a side note, have you seen Jessie’s adorable illustrations of Sugar Daze? Jessie is a food stylist and illustrator with a whole lotta talent.
She was there sketching up a storm digitally. Her illustrations are fantastic and pure magic. Check out her blog here.
On the menu were the following flavors of cupcakes:
Jasmin & lychee
Coconut & mango
Licorice & violet
Chocolat, strawberry & balsamic vinaigre
Blueberry & whisky-maple syrup
Savory: Feta & tomato
Sugar Daze has set a high standard for cupcakes in the city of lights. If you haven’t tried them yet you’re partially insane and probably should head over there as soon as possible. Need proof? Check out the reviews on Yelp.
Sugar Daze offers heaps of other delicious flavors that you can order specially or check out at the bake shop:
20, rue Henri Monnier, 75009
Tél: 09 83 04 41 77
Métro: Saint Georges (12) / Pigalle (2,12)