We go off-grid for a cake to the colourful cubes you might have spotted from the retired Queen Elizabeth II cruise liner that recently docked in Dubai.
You’ll find Pastryology on a short stretch of new restaurants in a container-style Marina Cubes near Mina Rashid Marina. It’s hidden away from the popular Dubai hang-outs but if you have a sweet tooth, it’s definitely worth a visit.
The little cake shop classifies its goodies three ways: Bitezellas (AED 7), single-serving Cakelits (AED 25-AED 40) and Tartfuls (AED 10) – small tarts encasing yummy fillings from traditional everyday fruit to a daring espresso rocky road.
A rather limited choice of cakes are on offer when we visit, so hopefully that will expand with time (just like our waistlines). From those, we pick a Honeycomb Lotus Cake and cheesecake topped with traditional English dessert, Eton Mess. Both are very sweet and very scrumptious.
Because you’re going to need something to wash them down with, Pastryology also has a range of speciality coffees, teas and milkshakes, starting at AED 24. We sip a very Insta-worthy Salted Caramel Latte and Rose shake, complete with a fluffy ball of candyfloss and pretty edible rose petals.
What they don’t do – Wi-Fi, decaf options or anything that won’t see you leaving on a sugar high. However, whether you sit outside and admire the luxury yachts or enjoy the chilled pastel interior, Pastryology makes for a sweet spot to catch up or hang out. They also create birthday cakes (AED 350) and milkcake trays (AED 200) so you can share the sweetness with family and friends.
Marina Cubes, Port Rashid. Open 10am-10pm Saturday to Wednesday and 10am-12am Thursday and Friday. 04 330 0056. www.pastryology.ae
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