Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.
In Dubai, there are a few popular cake shops, I haven’t seen a lot and we always buy from the usual stores like Magnolia and Hummingbird Bakery. Good thing, a new player graced us with their presence in the form of Chateau Blanc.
Chateau Blanc is a brand new concept specifically designed and tailored towards the UAE market. They pride themselves on providing customers with truly unique bespoke and tailored experience. They told me that they are committed to going the extra mile on fulfilling personal requests, whatever it may be and with our recent visit, I must say that I believe them.
With more than 50 stores around the world, this one in Dubai is the latest addition and they plan to open a few more eventually. We visited their flagship store in Jumeirah on a Saturday morning. It was actually 11am so it’s still a perfect time to have brunch.
Not just a cake and sweets shop, they are also offering breakfast dishes that you can order any time of the day. As we entered, we were welcomed by their courteous staff and it obviously looked like a cake shop.
There are chocolate hampers, biscuit canisters and gift suggestions displayed for special occasions. As we roamed around, we saw their creations which are very intricate and detailed and it’s not usual to see it in the other shops here.
So far, they only have a few tables inside and there are some in the outdoor dining area beside the road. And when the summer is over, they will soon open the rooftop section where customers can dine under the stars and I’m already looking forward to that.
Anyway, we came here to try the cakes but first up, we tried their breakfast offerings. We asked for recommendations and they told us to order the avocado on toast, their colorful sliders, and french toast.
To be honest, I’m not really a fan of avocado as a meal because it’s better off as a smoothie for me but they suggested it so I tried it and they were right, it tasted amazing and I loved it.
The sliders I believe were a little above average and they can still do something about it for it to taste better. It comes with fries though and the presentation is on point.
For the breakfast selection, I loved their version of the french toast the most. I mean, it’s different as it’s in a croissant with a lot of berries but it definitely was tasty and left a great aftertaste in my mouth.
They also have sweet drinks here and of course, most were cake-based like this one that I tried called strawberry cheesecake smoothie. It was delicious but I wished it would be sweeter. But maybe, that’s just me.
And then we tried their cakes and it’s so fascinating how they created these flavors based on what people actually crave for. Like for example, there was one flavor based on Nutella and one with pistachio and there are a lot of cheese based and chocolate based flavors and the one that brought back a lot of memories, a Milo-flavored cake.
If you don’t know what Milo is, it is a chocolate and malt powder that is mixed with hot or cold water or milk to produce a beverage popular mainly in Australia and New Zealand and some other parts of the world. it’s nostalgic because we used to drink it every day when we were younger and to actually taste it again in a cake evoked a lot of good memories.
So overall, I believe their cakes are perfect and you can never go wrong when you purchase one of them. They told me that the quality is so important that they bake it fresh every time someone orders it. There are cakes on display but they serve it fresh for anyone so it’s moist and delicious even when you take it away from the shop.
The prices though when compared to the other specialty shops are a bit higher but then again, you are paying for the taste and the quality and for me, personally, I would rather pay for something that I will truly enjoy than pay less for an inedible product.
To sum up, I was very satisfied with my recent dining experience at Chateau Blanc and I’m already thinking of coming back to take some other friends with me. I love the place and the huge comfortable couches, the excellent service, and the meticulously designed products. I would highly recommend you pay them a visit and check for yourself their distinct style, uncompromised quality, and taste. I guarantee you, this is one shop you will love for sure.