Coffee shops have recently gained immense popularity in Dhaka. Be it Pahela Baishakh or Eid, the coffee houses in town are seen to be bustling with students throughout the year. Needless to say, a slice of cake with your coffee is the perfect pairing. Therefore here’s a description of some of my favourite coffee and cake combinations in town, so you know what to order the next time you’re there. The best part? They’re all under BDT 500!
NORTH END COFFEE ROASTERS
Pairing: Caramel Café Freddo + Brownie
North End’s brownie is legendary for its fudgy chocolatey goodness for only BDT 80 a piece. Add a tall mug of the light cold caramel Café Freddo on the side, and you’re in for the perfect treat.
Pairing: Crimson Cup Mocha + Red Velvet Cupcake
Not many know that the creamy depth of the best coffee at Crimson, hot or cold with whipped cream, is perfectly complimented by the tang of the lemony cheese cream that tops their scrumptious red velvet cupcake. So make sure to try the two together.
Pairing: Espresso Brownie Froccino + Cheesecake Brownie
Tabaq started the very trend of cheesecake brownies with the chocolate swirl on top that so many other stores have since then replicated. Pair a piece of that sweet treat with their dark creamy Espresso Brownie Froccino and you won’t regret it.
Bonus: Their triple chocolate gateau is an absolute delight, but I can never finish it myself. It’s a must have with any coffee if you have someone to share it with.
Pairing: Salted Caramel Latte + Chocolate Banana Cake
Poplar might seem like an unusual addition to this list, because ironically enough, it isn’t as popular. However, if you try their slightly salty latte with the perfect dark sugary hit from the caramel, with their moist chocolate banana cake on the side, I promise it’ll all make sense.
Pro-tip: Ask them to cut the cake for you and they’ll throw in a little extra delicious chocolate syrup on it for your utmost satisfaction.
Rabita Saleh is a perfectionist/workaholic. Email feedback to this generally boring person at firstname.lastname@example.org