Ooh La La Cupcakes

I am a total sucker for cupcakes. I know, I know; they are overpriced and trendy and cutesy and totally targeted at my demographic. Do I care? Obviously not. Victoria is a city of cupcakes, with Ooh La La, Pink Sugar, and Crumsby’s leading the way – all of which have successfully satisfied my sweet tooth at one time or another. Upon the opening of the new Ooh La La location on Broughton St, a cake-loving friend and I knew we had to go. (Funnily enough, this is the same friend I went to Pink Sugar and Crumsby’s with… I see a recurring theme in our friendship.) Regardless, cupcakes were had and cupcakes were enjoyed.

Atmosphere(3.5/5):

Ooh La La has a vaguely parisienne feel, which is fairly effective. Cupcakes are nicely displayed, and the colourful chandeliers and quite charming.The only problem I have is that it is having a bit of an identity crisis between retail shop and cupcake cafe – as is the case with Pink Sugar. I get the sense they cater to people who want to take their cupcakes and leave; evidenced by the not-particularly-comfortable seating. I understand that this is their main clientele, but I would prefer a couple comfy armchairs to sit in. Maybe that’s me just being picky.

Service(5/5):

Service really was great – no complaints. The counter girl offered us her suggestions, and bumped us up in line as the folks in front were taking their sweet time.

Food(5/5):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So good. I got the “Monkey Business” cupcake (banana cake with cream cheese icing), and my cupcake accomplice went for the Twist and Shout (lemon with raspberry filling). I should mention that it took us a good 10 minutes to choose a cupcake, because they all looked divine. Mine was perfect – moist, rich icing, perfect cake to icing ratio… absolutely delicious. My cupcake pal seemed enthralled with hers as well.

Value(4/5):

3.61 with tax for something that made me that happy? I’m not really complaining. It’s a specialty item that you certainly wouldn’t buy every day, so paying a few extra cents doesn’t bother me.

Overall(4.25/5):

Yum yum yum! Go and visit Ooh La La on Broughton for a sweet treat, or at any of their other 3 locations. I highly recommend.

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