Cake de Partie opened on Convoy St. recently, taking over Tea Garden‘s old spot. I’ve seen the signs for this dessert shop for quite some time now and was attracted to the pretty pictures of their cakes after they opened! After dinner at Facing East, my friends and I trekked down a couple of plazas for dessert.
The menu features coffee, soda, soju, plated desserts, and, interestingly, salads, appetizers, and pastas. I was surprised that a dessert shop would offer meals, and even more surprised to see praise for the chicken wings in other reviews. Well, we had to try them out for ourselves.
Chicken Wings [$6.49]
These were offered in “Original” and “Wing Zap” – I wasn’t sure what the difference is, but I believe my friends got the original. They weren’t too meaty, but perfectly crispy and lightly flavored. There’s a sweet chili dipping sauce, but I enjoyed the wings just by themselves.
Mocha Crepe Cake [$6.19]
I love crepe cake and was excited to see four different flavors here: original, green tea, Thai tea, and mocha. We opted to try the mocha, which was really yummy. The cream between each crepe was so light and flavorful! I would definitely get this again.
Green Tea Chocolate Lava [$7.79]
This looks like your basic chocolate lava cake, but it’s actually filled with green tea cream inside!
The lighting isn’t great in the restaurant at night, so you can’t see tell the lovely green hue of the filling. On the side is a scoop of vanilla ice cream, served on a bed of crystal sugar and chopped nuts. This was quite a rich dessert, definitely meant to be shared – but quite delicious.
Overall, I enjoyed the wings and dessert here at Cake de Partie. While the items are a bit pricey, the presentation and quality of food here is quite good and definitely worth the occasional indulgence. I haven’t tried any of the drinks here yet, but they look so pretty and have interesting flavors! I am looking forward to my next visit already!
Cake de Partie
3685 Convoy St., San Diego, CA 92111