I generally believe that the content of a product is more important than the packaging. Applied to bars, restaurants, shops etc, that would mean I care more about what they have to offer than the looks of the place itself – I’ve found the greatest things in places that were neither glamorous nor well decorated. But why choose between quality and nice ambient if you can have both? That’s the first thing that came to mind when I stumbled upon Amélie, a charming cake shop situated near Jelačić square.
This lovely shop offers a range of homemade cakes and other sweets, such as brownie cake, cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake, various fruit pies and macaroons – the last one being a nice surprise, as it’s not easy to find in Zagreb. There are also different types of quiche, if you’d rather skip the sugar and have a solid snack.
I promised you an attractive ambient along with delicious cakes – the interior of Amélie has been carefully thought out; the place resembles a tastefully decorated doll house. The colours are pastel and calming, the furniture is romantic and charming, and the music is soothing; the intention of the owner was to create a place you’ll enjoy while you’re there and feel relaxed and revived when you leave, and that’s exactly what she managed to achieve.