Back in January, I did a review of the three cupcake shops in town. Since then, I was told that I should try the cupcakes at Cafe 4, a newish trendy restaurant/bakery in Market Square. I finally got around to it yesterday. Yesterday was August 31, the day that all the coupons expire in the school coupon book. I was flipping through it and saw a coupon I had never noticed before - one free cupcake from Cafe 4, no purchase required. I couldn't pass that up so Jeremy and I headed down after dinner for some dessert. I first noticed that the selection wasn't that great. They had standard chocolate or white cake topped with different choices of frosting. I got the chocolate peanut butter and Jeremy got the raspberry truffle.
I was greatly disappointed. The chocolate cake, which was the same on both of ours, was dry, crumbly, and tasted like it came out of a box. Nothing like the light and fluffy cake of Cities Cupcake or like the dense and moist cake of Cupcakery or Magpies. My peanut butter frosting was good, a touch on the sweet side for me, but good. I didn't care for Jeremy's raspberry frosting at all. He thought there wasn't enough of a raspberry flavor, I just thought it tasted bad and artificial.
The cupcakes were a good size for the price, but if I'm going to buy a cupcake, I won't go out of my way to buy one from Cafe 4.