Belated Cupcake Royale review, & Junction stroll

Used the sleepy holiday morning this past Monday as the perfect occasion to go try Cupcake Royale “for real.” As I wrote here a couple weeks ago, we dropped in on Grand Opening Night, but I didn’t actually have a cupcake — left that to one of my escorts. So this time, it was cupcakes and coffee for breakfast.

Verdict: Great frosting (mint), so-so cupcake (vanilla). Not too sweet, which is good, but not so moist (as at least one other reviewer here had mentioned), which was a little disappointing. The coffee (double-tall latte) was also just OK. I’ll give them another chance next time it’s convenient, but I’m not going to go out of my way to rush all the way to the Junction for a “fix.”

Meantime, we kept the radar up for news while down in the Junction for the CR stop. Seems like there’s more to say about what’s NOT going on than about what IS — the old Neilsen Florist shop still has papered windows, but the grease-penciled message from a glass company is gone; the new Super Supplements (ex-Urban Fitness site) doesn’t have an opening date posted yet; the former First Mutual Bank storefront shows no sign of what will move in next.

3 Replies to "Belated Cupcake Royale review, & Junction stroll"

  • WS Guy June 2, 2006 (8:16 pm)

    My friend says that the old Neilsen shop is destined to become a lounge, kinda like West 5.

  • sf June 12, 2006 (5:48 pm)

    i have had several of the cupcakes at Cupcake Royale…and NEVER have they been dry. i love the place and i hope it stays around for a long time.

  • Joshua June 14, 2006 (6:29 pm)

    Went by the Neilson shop today and there was a permit announcing the intention for the sight to get a liquor license. This would seem to confirm WS Guy’s Statement.

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