After a recent walk around Puerto Banus, I noticed that the storefront near Pizza San Marzano (aka Pizza Express), which was still under construction a few weeks back, is now open. La Moraga Sweet, operated by chef Dani Garcia and his team at nearby always-packed tapas bar La Moraga Iberica, is a little cafe with a large display of cakes that look almost like art in their perfection. This little place will definitely give Le Notre (on the other end of the same road) a run for its’ money. When we dropped by, they were still stringing up the plastic bubble lamp over the cake display case but otherwise, the place was ready. I had an illy espresso in a special cup created by Pedro Almodovar along with a designer looking eclair filled with coffee cream. The stools are fun but not that comfortable so it be a place where you can linger with your cappuccino but you can always drop by for a quick coffee and a pastry and then choose one of the cakes to enjoy at home. It’s a great place to buy a hostess gift or as a present when one is invited over. I’m definitely going back for another espresso and to try another of their pretty pastries.
P.D. (January 30 2010) – Went back today to buy some of their wonderful pastries. Pricey at 3 euros a piece but worth it especially with the fantastic packaging. Just wish that the staff would learn to smile and make the experience more pleasant.