I’ve been keen to go to Sugarplum for some time now. A New Yorker emailed me with the hot tip of the new American-style cafe/bakery opening months ago and I know Melissa at Prete-Moi Paris is a huge fan.
But what can I say? I sometimes get lazy about going to a new arrondissement, especially when there is so much deliciousness in my own quartier.
But finally, with the excuse of meeting beautiful Britta of My Black Book on a snowy Saturday morning, I went. And now, of course, I’m kicking myself that it took so long.
Just look at this place:
Cakes, cookies, cupcakes!
Cinnamon buns, muffins, scones!
Pie, tarts and Hello Dollies!
Britta and I were both suckered by the giant cinnamon buns as Laurel told us they were the most recent items to be pulled from the oven.
Dense and warm, with a slightly sour cream cheese frosting, it was brilliant.
Our order didn’t stop Laurel from also generously sharing some cake with us: one was a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and the other was a tart and lovely vanilla cake with lemon curd.
Both were delicious, as expected.
But now my big mission before leaving Paris is to get across town again to sample those chocolate chip cookies.