In the heart of Byward Market, cupcakes and popsicle galore can be found at The Cupcake Lounge.
Advertised as Ottawa’s best cupcakes, The Cupcake Lounge is a snug and cozy eatery which offers a variety of different flavours of cupcakes, but also other items such as freshly made water-based or cream-based popsicles, brownies, muffins, and hot beverages. All their cupcakes are offered all-natural and baked fresh daily. Each cupcake uses the finest ingredients and has no artificial flavours, lard, preservatives or transfats; and are iced by hand with a spatula (not piped!). Keep in mind that they are not a nut-free bakery, so those with allergies beware!
What was particularly interesting about The Cupcake Lounge is that they offer something special every day of the week, and have these featured up on their beautifully crafted chalkboard menu. You can also have a look at their menu here:
On this particular foodie excursion, my partner and I had a chance to try out a Mango Passionfruit Cupcake and Popsicle, Chocolate Vanilla Cupcake and some Matcha Tea.
I personally did not have the Mango Cupcake, but my partner told me that it was very subtle in sweetness, which is what we prefer to begin with.
The Chocolate Vanilla Cupcake was extremely delicious, however with my tolerance for extreme sweetness being on the low end – near the middle of eating this cupcake I felt that it was overly sweet for myself due to the icing. However, I can definitely appreciate the effort and craft required for this cupcake! The matcha tea as well was very hot, and I really liked the insulated cup that I was given the tea in. The Cupcake Lounge paid attention to every detail with their packaging in general which was a great note to make.
The Mango Passionfruit Popsicle, on another note, was simply perfect for such a hot and sunny day in Ottawa. This was a unique experience for me because it was purely fruit and water based, with no artificial flavouring, which meant that I was able to taste the delicious sweetness of fruits, but also the quality of the popsicle.
Overall, if you’re around Byward Market looking for a quick sweet treat, the Cupcake Lounge has basically everything for you!


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