If you’re a dessert lover, L’otus Cake Boutique is the kind of place that is worth the drive. It’s a new dessert cafe which opened in Richmond a few weeks ago and they offer different flavoured mille crêpes cakes – a classic French cake with alternating layers of crêpe and cream. My friend, Alice, is a mille crêpe connoisseur having made crêpes cakes herself (see video here). This past week, we visited L’otus Cake Boutique to see just how good their crêpes cakes are.
Located at 8580 Cambie Road across Continental Centre, L’otus Cake Boutique is a small, modern cafe that seats about 20 people. The space is bright and clean with white and grey marble details.
The mille crêpes cakes are freshly made in-house throughout the day and I noticed they were coming out of the kitchen periodically.
The display case has lots of tantalizing goodies.
L’otus Cake Boutique Menu
The mille crêpes cake flavours that were available at the time of my visit were matcha, Earl Grey and mango. The matcha and Earl Grey are $8.00 a slice while the mango one is $13.80! There is a premium charge for the mango mille crêpe cake because the mangos are imported from the Philippines. On their menu are other mousse cakes, Mont blanc and cheesecakes (matcha and pineapple) but these were not available at the time. The girl at the counter said they only have whatever is on display.
L’otus also offers espresso-based beverages and teas to go along with your dessert.
The mango mille crêpes cakes are certainly a premium cake!
What We Tried
Alice had a matcha latte ($5.25) which came in the most pretty sakura-inspired matcha chawan.
We shared matcha and Earl Grey mille crêpes cakes. Both cakes were oh-so-good and were moist, light, creamy and flavourful. The mille crêpes cakes were more cream than crepe as the crepe layers were thin while the cream layers were thicker.
My favourite was the Earl Grey mille crêpes cake because it had such a delicious Earl Grey flavour. I also found the cake to be quite fragrant from the bergamot.
Also delicious was the Matcha which had a decent green tea flavour.
And the cakes are so easy to cut into with just a fork as shown in my video below:
Creamy, light, moist and flavourful Matcha and Earl Grey Mille Crepe Cakes ???#omgsogood . All this YUM at the new @lotuscakeboutique | Thanks to Dr. @risubaby for fabulous modelling ? . #cakes #tea #matchalatte #matchagreentea #latte #veryvancouver #vancouverfood #vancouverlife #saturdaymorning #saturdayfun #foodgressing #happy #eater #desserttable #desserttime #japanese
Overall Impression of L’otus Cake Boutique
I quite enjoyed the skillfully crafted mille crêpes cakes at L’otus Cake Boutique. Their mille crêpes cakes are worth trying and I’d be interested in having their other desserts in the future. Rating: 4/5