A friend of mine, who is a pastry chef, brought me here some time ago. I was afraid. I'd been to so many of these places and always left dissatisfied, if not with the frosting then with the dryness of the cake. I was standing there agonizing about whether or not to take the risk of one more carrot cake regret when she assured me that I would not be disappointed!
The carrot cake is wonderful. The cupcakes are moist with a frosting that is not exceedingly sweet, but pleasantly so. The pecan pie is amazingly authentic. Everything I've had here, whether savory or sweet, was of excellent quality and made from scratch.
Starting in spring they have been serving homemade refreshments: Lemonade, Rhubarbade, Rasberryade, and Ice Tea. That is in addition to the myriad teas they have on a regular basis. They have a charming cupcake decor and outdoor seating. Truly, if you are looking for a place to have a dainty treat, or a delightful lunch, there is no better place for it in Lyon than at Buttercup.
Buttercup Bakery and Tea Room
59 Montée de la Grande Côte
04 72 27 80 22
Post by Dori
10 Jan 2014