I visited Mad About Sucre, a quaint little cake shop/cafe, with my family a few weeks back. We had tea there to celebrate my sis’ birthday, and it was a really nice experience!
Mad About Sucre has a rather nondescript shopfront, and you might just miss the sign if you walked past in a hurry. However, upon entering the cafe, you will be transported into a completely different world! I shall let the pictures below do the talking. 🙂
As you can see from the pictures above, the theme is rather whimsical, and gives off a fairytale vibe. The chairs come in different designs and colours, and the assortment of cakes/sweet treats lining the shelves are enough to make one drool in anticipation.
Something interesting about Mad About Sucre is that they pair their cakes with tea. I believe their tea costs S$7++ per person, and it is refillable. Of course, the more cakes you get, the more types of tea you get to try, which makes it even more worth your money heh! So don’t stop here, read on to find out what cakes & tea I tried! 🙂
First up was a white tea with lemongrass and lavender. This particular tea was very lightly scented, and not too heavy on the taste buds. This tea was paired with Coco Citron (S$10.80++); light coconut mousse with a light lemoncurd shattered crystal on top of a sablée tart. The lemoncurd was much stronger than the coconut mousse, and overpowered its taste. I wasn’t complaining though, as I like lemoncurd more than coconut!
The second tea was a french apple spanish ginger tea. This tea had a stronger flavour compared to the one before, and the french apple aftertaste was really yummy! This went with the Luna de Miel ($10.80++); french spring honey mousse with blood orange, grapefruit, and savore sponge on top of a short pastry. The orange flavour tasted kind of artificial to me, but at least the sweet honey mousse saved the cake.
Coco citron (foreground) and Luna de Miel (background).
The third tea that was served to us was the african lychee and moroccan mint tea. Well, I’m not a huge fan of mint teas, so this tea ranked the lowest for me. It was not too bad though, at least the mint flavour was not overpowering. This was paired with Le Camibi (S$11.80++); corsica almonds creme, algeria hazelnut crunch, and madagascar vanilla mousse with almond sponge cake as the base. I really liked this cake, and I think it’s probably because it had a strong nutty flavour, kind of like a Royce chocolate bar! 😀
The last tea we tried was the cambodian lemongrass with japanese green tea. The cooling lemongrass was much stronger than the green tea, but it made for a nice combination. This tea was served with the San Dominique (S$12.80++); 70% single origin chocolate with a rum jewel box, caramelized plantain, and a Brittany crust. The rum-infused chocolate was delicious, as expected. The moussy chocolate filling was very good too. 🙂
Le Camibi (foreground) & San Dominique (background).
Having tried these 4 cakes, I would rank them (from best to worst):
- San Dominique
- Le Camibi
- Coco Citron
- Luna de Miel
Since I really liked San Dominique, here’s one more picture of it below!
And since it was my sis’ birthday, we got her a whole cake as well!
This was the passionfruit cake, and it was pretty tasty too. It had a cheescake base, which was quite tasty in itself, and the passionfruit flavour simply enhanced the overall taste of the cake.
It’s pretty near the Dorsett and New Majestic hotels, so if you’re having a staycation there, why not check this place out? 🙂 The cakes are pretty good in my opinion, and I really like how the teas are paired with their cakes. As this cafe is pretty small, do make a reservation before going down, especially if you have a big group.
Mad About Sucre
#27 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088334 (Nearest MRT: Chinatown)
Open 12.30pm-10.30pm (Tue – Thu), 12.30pm-11pm (Fri & Sat), and 12.30pm-5pm (Sun)
Closed on Mon
Check out their website here.