Review: Paper Moon Cake

I’ve been reading a couple of articles about Paper Moon. I wanted to try it as soon as I can because a) I love crepe, b) I love cake, and c) I’m curious. I remembered tasting one from a popular coffee shop and didn’t like it at all. I was seriously hoping this one won’t fail me. 

While I was walking around Trinoma, I was giddy to find out that it will have a branch there. Upon its opening a few weeks ago, I decided to give it a try first thing Monday morning. Paper Moon 5Paper Moon in Trinoma is an open-space cake cafe located on the top level, near the cinemas. You could easily see it because of its white interiors – from the tables and chairs and even the backdrop that accentuates the cafe’s logo. Right in the middle of the cafe is the display of their goodies. When I went there, they don’t have much on their display because the mall just opened and they are still waiting for the delivery. Paper Moon 2The staff was very accommodating and readily answered all my questions about Paper Moon. I learned that it came from Tokyo, Japan and its cakes were masterpiece of Kazuko Emy Wada. After more than 40 years in the baking business, she developed her signature taste and introduced more pastries under name, which also made her a Grand Dame of Specialty Cakes. 

Now, for my dining experience.  

The Original Mille Crepe Paper Moon 3Known for its original mille crepe cake, I decided to give it a try (and save the others later). According to the staff, the cake is made of (at least) 20 paper-thin crepes with pastry cream in between. I specifically like the caramelized top because it adds crunchiness to the soft texture of the cake. I also like the taste because it’s not too sweet for my taste buds. 

Aside from the original mille crepe, Paper Moon also offers other pastries such as cookies and macarons, and light meals like salads (P290.00 – P320.00), sandwiches (P330.00 – P380.00), and quiche (P250.00/slice). They also have hot and cold beverages.  

The Verdict

To be honest, I find it expensive. A slice of original mille crepe costs P225.00! Although the cake tastes good, I am willing to pay P225.00 on other cakes from equally renowned pastry shops in the Philippines. I find the cookies a bit expensive too (it’s P150.00!). For me, it’s a bit overpriced. Paper Moon 1I also hope they move to somewhere quieter. Paper Moon is near the cinemas, just in front of the ticketing booth. Can you imagine how noisy it could get especially when you’re trying to enjoy a slice of cake and a cup of coffee? Paper Moon 4

Will I go back? Yes, but it will take sometime. I do hope they will lower the price since I wouldn’t mind eating this for dessert everyday. 

Paper Moon Cake Boutique and Cafe have branches in Glorietta 3 in Makati and Trinoma in Quezon City

14 Comments

  1. Kaity

    August 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Since I saw their stall at Glorietta, I’ve always wanted to try and taste their cakes! I love crepe cake. But like you, I find it a bit too expensive!:D

  2. sarah tirona

    August 21, 2015 at 3:45 am

    150 is a bit much nga for a cookie but im willing to try just for the experience. haha

  3. Leira Sarmenta Bhagwani

    August 21, 2015 at 4:45 am

    I want to try this restaurant too baka mabigla ako sa presyo tulad ng St Marc’s.

  4. JOY MENDIOLA

    August 21, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I’ll probably I’ll try Paper Moon just o check if their price us commensurate with the taste.

  5. Que Sullano - Gavan

    August 24, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I love crepe! If only Trinoma is near us!

    1. Ayi

      August 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

      They also have a branch in Glorietta 🙂

  6. Einna Gelilio

    August 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Yay! Too expensive for a dessert… it will surely makes us visit once in a blue moon! =P

  7. Kat Rodriguez

    August 24, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Oh, I’d love to try that place. I’ve been reading good reviews about it, too, I just always forget to visit whenever we’re in the area. That mille crepe looks yummy. But yeah, a bit pricey for everyday dessert, haha, almost the same as the prices of the desserts in hotels.

  8. Maan Laxa

    August 25, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    If ever they open up a branch here, I would try it for the sake of trying haha. But yeah, too pricey!

  9. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    August 31, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I wouldn’t mind paying a little more for something that tastes really good. This is the first time I heard of Paper Moon. I’ll check out this place soon.

  10. nanaystrip

    August 31, 2015 at 5:59 am

    I am discouraged to stay in cafes and pasty shops with overpriced cakes and coffees. I’d rather have brewed coffee in donut shops or even in fast food restaurants. Masarap na, sulit pa! Thanks for sharing!

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    August 31, 2015 at 11:35 am

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  12. Create free resume

    September 12, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I love cake…I want to try this..

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