Crave Cupcakes — Rice Village
It seems Crave has covered every base in the quest for the perfect little cake. The bakery is full of fab retro touches and decked in a chic shade of pale blue accented by glass and stainless steel. Ingredients are nothing short of gourmet, with Madagascar bourbon vanilla, European chocolates and fresh fruit from Napa Valley. Cupcakes are prepared in small batches all day (in full view of customers), so each one is served warm and fresh. In addition to standard choices, offerings like nutella, mint chocolate and chocolate espresso rotate in daily. But the fruity offerings are the real standouts. The lemon and strawberry are sublime, with subtle flavors that should quell any doubt about artificial flavors. (There are none). In short, you’ll definitely be craving these cakes.
Crave has added premium coffee drinks to their lineup at the Rice location, with cappuccino, espresso and lattes, including a one-of-a-kind cupcake latte (all the better to go with that apple streusel breakfast cupcake) — plus new flavors including German chocolate, Italian creme and dulce de leche.