Paris {Sweet} Eats - Sugarplum Cake Shop

While we were in Paris, at the recommendation of our friend and hostess, we made a point to stop at Sugarplum Cake Shop, a little bakery and coffee shop serving American specialties in the 5th arrondissement. The laid back, cozy atmosphere with American coffee shop tables is incredibly inviting - almost inviting enough to make you go back for that third slice of cake.

Even though they serve American-style baked goods, the French must love it - there were mostly French folks when we were there. I mean... there's cake. Pie. Coffee. Wi-fi. A lovely outdoor sitting area with a nice street view. Credit cards are accepted.

What's not to love?

We arrived in the early afternoon; technically lunch time, but who cares? We just really wanted this cake.

I ordered a slice of carrot cake and was more than pleased. The cake was spongy, flaked with orange goodness, and covered with smooth cream cheese icing.

The raspberry and lemon cake was tart and sweet at the same time. To die for.

Is there any greater pleasure in this fleeting life than a three layer cake with large spreads of icing in between?

That was not rhetorical. The correct answer is no.

The chocolate chip cookies were great - thick and chewy - but definitely go for a slice of cake. It's Paris. And here, you eat cake for lunch.

Sugarplum Cake Shop | 68 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France | +33 1 46 34 07 43


  1. Sugar Plum is the great! 2 thumbs up - from Pizza Paradiso Orlando! I just saw your page, I'll be traveling somewhere there soon so-wait for me! ^_^