|saturday 10am - 10pm; Tuesday - Friday 2pm - 10pm; Sundays, Mondays closed|
|29 East Zijing Rd., Wuhou District |
|028 6203 0723|
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Susan Johnson (more chengdu)|
Cakey Butta has been a presence on the sweets scene in Chengdu for a couple of years, doing catering and made-to-order baking like cheesecakes and pies, sold off their Taobao site. They have just opened a store with a few tables in Tongzilin, featuring their signature sweet stuff and a few savoury items and drinks. MORE dropped in on a Friday night for the American microbrew tasting and a chat with American partners Shannon and Kristin, who explained they wanted to do something unique in the city and introduce local people to American flavours and culture. We definitely do not often run into American flavours this ‘didao’ in a bakery. The salted caramel brownie and red velvet brownie have genuine dense, chewy, brownie texture and are served with a little glass of milk, which we saw someone pouring over their brownie. The cheesecakes are smooth and creamy and epic.
The atmosphere is relaxing and offbeat with green corkboard walls and an edgy soundtrack. Brunch items on Saturday include breakfast tacos, buttermilk waffles, and a frittata. The American microbrew tasting was 50RMB for three beers and an appetizer. There was a nice selection of bottled beers. The appetizer was a few slices of fantastic cheese bread with butter. We also got a bowl of nice crunchy corn chips and homemade salsa. We could not pass up the sweet stuff. They do a warm brownie sundae made from their house -made ice cream and a choice of their brownies, which is one of our favourite desserts yet this year. The caramel apple cheesecake was gorgeous, with a thin layer of apples under the cheese and a generous layer of caramel on top. The chocolate peanut butter cheesecake was smooth and luxurious. The boozy flavoured cake balls are bite-sized indulgences. The food got the group talking about our favourite comfort foods.
Their order-out menu features12 kinds of baked cheesecakes, 9 kinds of brownies, pies, cakes, and cupcakes, scones, and bread. Cheesecakes by the piece are 25-35 RMB, brownies 20-30RMB, chips and salsa for 38RMB, Thursday happy hour 5-10 p.m. with 30RMB frozen margaritas. On Tuesdays get 30% off all cheesecake and wine.