Maison Sucre

Another patisserie joins the cupcake craze Reviews

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What is it with this city and cupcakes? Everywhere you look there’s a pastel-hued patisserie with a cutesy motif of lips, bows or love hearts, and a gaggle of shop assistants cooing over the silvery sprinkles and strawberry whipped frosting. Seems the sweet-toothed in Abu Dhabi can’t get enough of pressing their noses up against those enticing glass counters either.

This particular sugary specimen, Maison Sucre, is in an unlikely location in the concrete jungle of Khalidiyah. So if you’re seeking refuge from the construction and traffic-filled roads, duck into this quirky little cake shop. There’s not much by way of seating, although staff promised that they’ll soon be serving coffee with their sweet treats. But they do have little trinkets that, we have to admit, we spent a lot of time examining: boxes of mints, packets of greeting cards, tissues and canvas bags with girly motifs printed on them. The atmosphere was kooky and welcoming, and the counter of cakes did look very appetising. Maison Sucre does pretty cupcakes in date and cinnamon, chocolate, carrot, and banana varieties, as well as a nice line in muffins, pies and tarts. All come in delicate, dainty portions except the cake slices which are gigantic – easily enough for two people.

We chose the mini Oreo cheesecake and a slice of red velvet cake. Both came presented in boxes with a huge pink satin ribbon (naturally). The Oreo cheesecake was more like mousse, with a split cookie in the top. It was soft and light, and had the texture of well whipped cake mix rather than cheesecake. Not unpleasant, but we’d had something with more bite in mind. The red velvet cake was very sugary and gooey. Layers of bright red sponge and buttery white icing made it look like a fun treat, and if you brought this one home to your kids, they’d no doubt go crazy over it – and not just because of the E numbers.

The bill (for two)
Mini Oreo cheesecake Dhs14
Red velvet slice Dhs18
Total (excluding service) Dhs32

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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Details

  • Location: Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 639 6622
  • Travel: Al Manara building, Zayed 1st Street
  • Website

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Alia on 05 Jan ' 13 at 15:21
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best desserts in the UAE and always creative ones as well. When you walk in the shop it's like escaping to candy/dessert world.

Posted by: Max on 28 Nov ' 12 at 14:48
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best red velvet in the UAE and best ore variety. They make a good selection of cookies and truffles as well. Coffee is also great, illy is supreme coffee

Posted by: nicole on 28 Nov ' 12 at 11:15
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Been a customer for the last 2 years and i love how they are always improving on their variety. This is place has really amazing desserts and they taste delicious. love their red velvet and nutella varieties. they also make lovely celebration cakes

Posted by: stacy on 28 Nov ' 12 at 11:08
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Best Place for Desserts in the UAE! nice staff and exceptional service

Posted by: Liz on 03 Sep ' 12 at 13:05
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

This place used to have amazing cupcakes but the last time I bought some last week they tasted horrible & upset my stomach! Never ever going back.

Posted by: Maria on 24 Aug ' 12 at 21:04
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

WORST CUPCAKES EVER,.. The frosting on the top was so hard and dry, like it was on the counter for a week.
The other cupcake, which was suppose to be a cheesecake cupcake!! Cheesecake is usually creamy and soft!! This one I could through it on a passing cars’ window and I could break the glass easily!!

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