Another new and aesthetic dessert parlour opened its door in Richmond recently. Located in Continental Shopping Center, One Cake Boutique is known for its chiffon cake and freshly made cream. White tables and pink tableware makes the cafe looks calm and soothing. It also makes it a chic place to hang out with friends.
Once I stepped in, I couldn’t keep my eyes off the glass display of the chiffon cakes. The three-layered cakes look simple, yet elegant. This dessert parlour offers various flavors, such as the signature rose lychee and the unique durian flavor. We ordered three slices to share: black sesame, Japanese matcha red bean, and of course the signature rose lychee chiffon cake.
When the Black Sesame Chiffon Cake arrives, there is a strong and aromatic scent of roasted black sesame. The cake is layered with two types of cream: vanilla and black sesame. I really enjoy the chiffon cake, as it is fluffy and light. It also has a strong, nutty flavor of black sesame. However, I wish the cake has a thinner layer of the vanilla cream as it can get too sweet and creamy after few bites.
Japanese Matcha Red Bean Chiffon Cake is my favourite of all. You can first the rich and astringent matcha flavor. Then it leaves an alluring sweetness as an aftertaste. The chiffon cake again is light and moist, which pairs well with the matcha and red bean cream. The proportion of cream to cake is just perfect.
Last but not least, the signature Rose Lychee Chiffon Cake did not disappoint us. Though the rose flavor is subtle, I was surprised by the generous amount of lychee being used in the cake. However, if the lychee can be diced into smaller pieces, the overall flavor would be more consistent.
I really enjoy the cakes, which taste as good as they look. Though I noticed some cakes are not as sturdy as others (maybe layering problem?), the flavors were on point. In addition to the cakes, One Cake Boutique also offers tea. We went on a weekday afternoon, and there weren’t a lot of people. So if you are looking for a place to hang out or chill, this would be a nice place. I highly recommend to try this place, if you haven’t.
Taste : 4.5/5 • Service: 4.5/5 • Ambiance: 5/5 • Quality-Price: 4/5
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|Address: Unit 1313, 8368 Capstan Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4B4|
|Phone: (604) 285-8588|