We enter the absolute paradise of sweet addicts, those who wait for dessert with more anxiety than the first and second courses; La Marquise Decadente coffee shop encourages you to fall into the sin of tasting the juiciest and tastiest sweets, biscuits and cakes you can imagine. Do not try to resist and count calories, go to the side of pleasure and as Milagros says, founder of such a paradise of excess, “we close the door and let whatever happens”.
Do not be fooled by the adjective “decadent”, because it is related to the decadent nineteenth century (which exalted the pursuit of pleasure) and the story of the Marquesa Decadente, a woman of the time known for its overflowing parties and its taste for confectionery. Against the wishes of her parents to marry her, the Marchioness decided to travel the world and know the pleasures that move us. Thus was born the Marquise Decadente, with the prefix of offering all the delights of the world in the form of sweets and cakes.
Set in the Belle Epoque era, there is not a thread left without sewing; Classical music, crockery and rococo decoration transport you centuries ago so that, when one of your cakes is served, you feel like you are at one of the Marchioness parties. Milagros has cakes for all tastes; sweeter or more salty, larger or smaller; gluten free, lactose free and even vegans; The goal is to satisfy the desires of all palates through the best combination of flavors.
From the Carrot cake to the legendary Chocolate Cake, we enjoyed sweets like the Bakhlava (of Arab origin), the Cinamon rolls, the Brazilian Quindim or the Medovik cake, perhaps the most surprising of all, still being made with cream and honey It is the least sweet of all, although it is not less tasty. There is also a Lemon Pie or 3 Milk Cake, a Latin American dessert soaked in three types of milk adapted to the Peruvian style. Accompany such delights with the best selection of teas and coffees served in cups worthy of Marie Antoinette’s personal tableware.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 8:30 PM and Saturdays from 3:30 to 8:30 PM
Text: Georgina Tirado
Photographs: Anel González