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3/5

a & m Cupcakes

469C Galle Road, Colombo 3


A&M cupcakes is a charming little cupcake boutique located on the Galle Road, opposite Barefoot. Cupcakes are trendy, tasty little treats - good for eating and even better for instagramming.



We decided to see how A&M were doing since it has been 4 years since we've last reviewed the place. While home bakers have claimed the Iron Throne in cupcakes, A&M is still up there and fairly reasonable.

The Food

They have a variety of flavors but all the interesting ones like the almond roast, mint choc-chip or lemontine were not available. They have quite a lot of regular flavors and 5 star flavors which are a bit expensive (Rs. 40 more). So I got 2 regular cupcakes, 1 mini cupcake and a jar all for Rs. 780, which was a big suprise cause I usually pay at least Rs. 1300 for that amount of cupcakes. 

I tried the Hazlenut Mini Cupcake (Rs. 90). It was so cute! Fitted right in my unreasonably small hand. It didn't taste as good as it looked though, I suppose it was the flavor I picked because the base was really smooth and tasty, but the frosting was really bland. It was like eating sand.

Then we tried the Red Velvet Cupcake (Rs. 170), which was great! The base was delicious and so soft, it's like a party in your mouth. But the frosting had a little less cream cheese and a little more whipped cream than we'd like.

The Mocha Cupcake (Rs. 170) was a real winner! That creamy mocha frosting blending in with the chocolate velvet cake... oh man! Every bite was as good as the last. Since it wasn't too sweet, it spiked up the bitter mocha flavor, which I loved! Definitely try that one if you're a coffee lover.

Lastly, we tried the Oreo Cake in a Jar - Small (Rs. 350). A new addition to their menu, which they might as well have been better off without. It looks very inviting but one bite is enough to convince you otherwise. It was basically plain chocolate cake layered between a very poor mixture of oreos and cream icing.

Ambience & Service

It's a cute little place for your average cupcake shop with a really cool pink and white theme going on. They have a small seating area overlooking the main road, with high chairs and a very Instagrammy counter. The best part was the mirror wall near the cashier where the customers can write comments about the cupcakes on pink sticky notes and paste them before they leave. Can't complain about the service either.

Overall

I'm a bit torn cause out of the four cupcakes I bought, two were delicious and two were not. I think if they could improve their frostings perhaps it might solve most of the problems we had with them. With a lot of home bakers and outlets like Butter Boutique popping up every year, A&M needs to up their game a tad bit!


TIP

That Mocha Cupcake though!

Address

469C Galle Road, Colombo 3

Directions

It's right opposite Barefoot on Galle Road. The location on gmaps might have a slightly different navigation so be mindful.

Contacts

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Open until 07:00 PM

Price Range

Less than 200

Dish Types

Brownies Cupcakes Iced Coffee

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
2
Ambience Rating
3
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Smore

the best ever cup cakes in town…. moist (every time i buy them they have been super moist) yummmy… the best is choco addict… new STAR flavours r great at Rs. 140 each… hope they way a wee cheaper… :P but i guess they r yummmmm love them… delivery is rs 200 sumthing…

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Amina

I love the Original Vanilla and Strawberry Dream cupcakes! Great flavours, not overly sweet or synthetic tasting like some outlets. And their packaging is totally adorable.

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AdnaanDawoodbhoy

A&M Cupcakes are just awesome!!!! I love the vanilla cupcakes. they are the best in town!

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Smore

the best ever cup cakes in town…. moist (every time i buy them they have been super moist) yummmy… the best is choco addict… new STAR flavours r great at Rs. 140 each… hope they way a wee cheaper… :P but i guess they r yummmmm love them… delivery is rs 200 sumthing…

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Amina

I love the Original Vanilla and Strawberry Dream cupcakes! Great flavours, not overly sweet or synthetic tasting like some outlets. And their packaging is totally adorable.

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AdnaanDawoodbhoy

A&M Cupcakes are just awesome!!!! I love the vanilla cupcakes. they are the best in town!

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