Gourmet cupcakes have had a strong following in places like New York over the last couple of years, and for good reason. The cupcakes at places like Les Bébés truly have all of the amazing flavor of a regular sized gourmet cake packed into a little cup. With a huge variety of flavors made with the best ingredients, these confections are great for gifts, parties or for those who just really love cupcakes.
I’ll just say that Les Bébés cupcakes are some the best cupcakes I’ve ever tried (not that I have tried very many). They have the rich taste typical of western cupcakes, and come in flavors like chocolate-banana, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, earl grey, strawberry shortcake, red velvet and so many more. Biting into the cupcake, your tastebuds are greeted with an amazing range of strong and subtle flavors which are nicely matched. The cake itself is perfectly moist, while the frosting is just the right consistency to create nice little designs, although sometimes it can get a little too sweet. The cupcakes even come in bite-size, which is perfect for if you aren’t looking to munch down on a whole one.
Les Bébés has different flavors for different days of the week, as well as offering special order cupcakes like Pineapple cake or Chocolate Ganache, so make sure you check out the menu before you head over. The cupcakes even come in a perfectly sized package for three normal-sized, along with a nice menu which has pics of all the delicious flavors you can purchase.
Les Bébés also offers a nice range of coffee, tea and other drinks to go with your delicious cakes. And these cupcakes really are at a quality far above most (this is from someone who doesn’t even like cake), which is why you’ll be paying NT$85 for a regular size and NT$35 for the bite-sized. But if you really want a good cupcake, it’s totally worth it!
There are two Les Bébés, one cupcakery and one cafe. The cupcakery is located near Yongkang street on ChaoZhou Street (潮州街), while the cafe is on Dunhua (敦化南路) and Renai (仁愛路). The cafe offers a full range of drinks and food for both lunch and dinner, but surprisingly doesn’t seem to offer any cupcakes.
The Les Bébés cupcakery is pretty recognizable with its clean, modern design among the gray concrete of the residential buildings surrounding it. Inside the shop, you will find a very well organized bakery with a surprisingly open layout considering the size. The shop also has a couple of small seats so that you can order a tea or coffee from the menu and have a nice snack before heading out.
Les Bébés is open every day from 11:00~20:00, but if you are in serious need of cupcakes, make sure you either get there early or order ahead of time as the supply of the best flavors runs out pretty early on.
Cafe & Bar (RenAi | 仁愛店)：
No. 10, Lane 295, Section 1, Dunhua S. Rd.
12:00~18:00 (Closed Monday | 每週一公休)
Les Bébés is an awesome cupcakery with lots of original flavors along with all of the traditional Western flavors that you love. Using the best ingredients and amazing care, Les Bébés makes some of the best tasting cakes you can get in Taipei, and packages them up neatly in their modernly designed shop. You may end up paying a lot for a little cupcake indulgence, but if you are looking for a great cupcake, then you need to check this place out!
For more info, check out the official Les Bébés facebook page.