We read that there was a new pastry room on Sukhumvit soi 20, almost at the end of the soi. There is a new community mall with a Watson's and a 24 hours Max Value supermarket I had to try it because I am always looking for new places that serve amazing & interesting pastries in a very nice atmosphere. This new dessert heaven is called 'Let Them Eat Cake' (a very clever name).
The space is small. The decor is very minimal and simple; the interiour design is a mix between a bistro and a brasserie consisting of grey walls, grey leather benches and chairs and marble tables, there is a slight break in colour with the caramel coloured cushions.
The great thing about 'Let Them Eat Cake' is that they are open passed midnight on weekends. A very nice idea for all the people have late dinners and need a nice place for dessert.
The first cake was a Thai Tea Tart (135 baht). The size of the tart was good, not too much for one person, it was structurally well put together, was pleasing to the eye, looked fresh and appetizing. The tart's thai tea flavour was rich and the thai tea cream was soft & creamy. The
The second cake was a Madame Pompadour (130 baht). This was a hazelnut creamy mousse pastry that tasted wonderful. The hazelnut mousse was soft and velvety. The taste of hazelnut was rich and the taste lingered on the taste buds for a long time.
The beautiful pastries on show. The nice thing about 'Let Them Eat Cake' is that they are not trying too hard by making too many cakes at the same time. They are focusing on about nine cakes...emphasizing on quality instead of quantity. I would have loved to try them all...next time.
Overall; Let Them Eat Cake is a very nice addition to the dessert scene of Bangkok. It is going to do very well (it is already impossible to get a table on weekends and it is full of Japanese house wives on weekdays) because it is offering something very unique and on top of it...it is very yummy.
Making (or copying) Pierre Hermé inspired pastries but with a Thai twist is a lovely idea. It could have turned out horribly wrong for example, too sweet or too creamy, but the pastry chef has kept the focus on French pastry techniques and using good quality ingredients.
The service is good and attentive, the prices are reasonable; especially for the quality of the pastries.
Let Them Eat Cake has recently opened and it is not the easiest soi to get to; and yet, it already has a huge following through word of mouth and simply because they are making good pastries in a nice setting.
Address: 66/4 G Floor, Mille-Malle
Sukhumvit soi 20, Bangkok