L’otus Cake Boutique took over the old Moma Bistro location at 8580 Cambie Road (across Continental Centre at Sexsmith Road). For the dessert lover, this place offers mille crepe cakes with a variety of flavors like fresh mango, strawberries, Blue Earl Grey, Creme Brulee and Match Green Tea. Aside from the classic French cake with alternating layers of crepe, L’otus also offers Nai Dong rolled cakes and other delicious goodies like Mont Blanc and cheesecakes. But it’s not cheap. Mille crepe cakes start at $8.50 to $14.
While waiting for my friend to arrive, I ordered a floral herbal tea with Strawberries. It is appetizing, bright and subtly tart.
Blue Earl Grey: The flavor was intense and aromatic with refined Bergamot and Royal Blue Flower. The first slice was tender and soft. Unfortunately, the edges were hard and chewy. Had it been also soft and moist it would have been a nice alternative to Lady M (even though we can’t get any here in Vancouver!!).
Creme Brulee: Light Madagascar vanilla bean pastry cream with a caramelized sugar topping. The topping isn’t crunchy. I like the nice light flavor profile which isn’t too sweet and perfect for the average Asian taste bud.
Mocha: A nice chocholately latte to round up an afternoon of sweet treats.
L’otus closes early at 6pm and reservation of cakes is highly recommended. I’m looking forward to trying the Matcha and mango mille crepe again and would even overlook the hard edges.
What’s your favorite flavor?
L’otus Cake Boutique
Cuisine: Cakeshop, Cafe
8580 Cambie Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 4K1