Myanmar Plaza, the massive new mall on Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, has plenty of shopping options: Mango, Clinique and the like. But those in the know go there for a different reason. The chocolate cake.
The shelves at this second-floor café are heaving with the good stuff: New York cheesecake, dense chocolate cake, fluffy Red Velvet slices. The Indonesian brew is legit, too, though pricey at about K4,000. But it’s the majestic brownies – crispy on the outside, dense and squidgy inside – that keep the customers coming.
The brownies at Trademark have been pretty popular. Photo: t_h_i_r_i / Instagram
We’re pretty excited by this variation, too.
Trademark Café is located on the first floor of Myanmar Plaza. Open from 9am until 9pm. Check them out on Facebook.
Mr Jones’ Orphanage
Now, the twee décor of this place – a Thai import – will make you feel like a grownup at a teddy bear’s picnic. It also has a totally weird name. The key is to look past that. Or embrace your inner 9-year-old.
Teddies everywhere at Mr Jones’ Orphanage. Photo: Coconuts Yangon
The unpretentious cakes – from Victoria sponges, mud pies displayed around the seating area in glass cases – inspire sheer childish delight.
This Kit-Kat cake (K4,500) is undoubtedly king, with rich, bitter chocolate icing, and a sprinkle of M&Ms. The sponge tastes pleasingly homemade.
Kit-Kat wafers, M&Ms, chocolate icing.. This is everything. Photo: Coconuts Yangon
Also, they serve the most adorable coffee you’ve ever seen.
Don’t say nobody warned you… Photo: Coconuts Yangon
Mr Jones’ Orphanage is located on the third floor of Myanmar Plaza. Check them out on Facebook.
This café, tucked away at the back of the mall on the ground floor, is a hidden haven well worth the search. Small but tastefully furnished, with comfy seating, wi-fi and plenty of plugs, Artisan Amour makes for a relaxing pit-stop on any shopping trip.
Their melt-in-the-mouth chocolate brownies, oozing with baked banana, look like this:
So delicious we posted it twice. Photo: Coconuts Yangon
And here’s the Nutella tart.
Creamy Nutella filling, crispy pastry. Photo: Coconuts Yangon
So indulgent. Don’t thank us. Get some inside you.
Artisan Amour is located on the ground floor of Myanmar Plaza, at the back, near the car park. Walk past Clinique, through the doors. Check them out on Facebook. https://web.facebook.com/ArtisanAmour/?fref=ts