I'd heard of the rue Saint Honoré, but never really paid attention to whether I was taking that particular street or not (sometimes I wander without paying much attention). Saturday, however, I was VERY aware that I was on the rue Saint Honoré - fur coats, designer It-bags, fancy cars - it was like the back street version of La Croisette - great for people watching even if you can't afford anything!
Just as I was starting to get a bit hungry, and just as I began planning my request to stop for a crêpe somewhere, I looked to my right and saw Oh Mon Cake! Did you just say cake? Um, yes, don't mind if I do! Thankfully, Copain was on board for a cake adventure, so we stopped in to try it out.
How cute is this place?
The minute I saw carrot cake in the window, I knew it had to be mine. Behold my (okay, our) carrot cake and latte:
Lower right hand corner - carrot cake alert.
Notice the thick frosting - I told Copain to lay off! 6 Euros of happiness.
The ambiance was cozy and modern, and they had a little room upstairs with couches and armchairs for catching up with friends over something sweet and a cup of jo. My only complaint was that the latte we ordered was really not that great - I think it was made with drip coffee instead of espresso. Other than that, I was in hog heaven.
I loved the cute details like the flamingo wall paper, and the toilettes were brand-spanking new with violet hand soap - a very nice touch I might add :-) They'd also thought of little extras like adding agave syrup to the other sweeteners being offered. The service was friendly and fast - I will certainly be going back.
When are you not in the mood for cake?! (They do lunches too!) Head on over:
Oh Mon Cake
154 rue Saint Honoré
Tel: 01 42 60 31 84