Mai’s Cupcake in Tokyo, Japan

Mai's Cupcakes

Mai’s Cupcakes

So I’ve been craving cupcake in Tokyo recently and decided to try out Mai’s Cupcake because I had some things to take care of nearby. About a 2 minute work from Hiroo station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, I make a turn into a street and right away I spot Mai’s Cupcake. You can tell what I mean by taking a look at the picture. It really stands out with their packaging storefront design.

I wanted to try out as much flavors as I could, so I bought a bite-size pack which consisted on 2 mini chocolate and vanilla cupcakes each. Unfortunately, all bite-size sets only had 2 different flavors. I was not allowed to mix and match as it was already packaged. Furthermore, I also bought a mint, NY style, and strawberry regular-sized cupcakes. The only flavor cupcake that I didn’t get to try was the cappuccino flavor. It’s not like it wasn’t in stock today, but I just didn’t want to spend more to buy another cupcake and I’m not really a coffee flavor fan. There were also brownies that I wanted to try, but I tried really hard to stop me from buying more as I already bought enough.

I didn’t have lunch yet, so I wanted to go eat some real food first. That was a bad idea. I should have taken pictures and eaten the cupcakes there. Why? Well, let’s just say I got a little rough.

Now, let’s talk about the taste. I was not satisfied. Sure, the cupcakes looked nice, but I just didn’t enjoy it. The cupcakes weren’t as soft and the taste wasn’t that great. To be honest, I rather have cupcakes made from those Betty Crocker cupcake mixes. The cupcakes weren’t sweet enough for me, and it just didn’t have that “wow” taste to it. Maybe it’s just me, but you can judge for yourself by checking it. For your convenience, the address of Mai’s Cupcake is below.

Mai’s Cupcake
5-18-2 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 152-0012