Thursday, July 7, 2011

MADD Café, Soho: Mangoes Galore!


What do you do when you crave something sweet? There had been quite a few more options popping up such as the like of Bubbleology, Boba Jam and the recently discovered Candy Cafe. Another one that caught my eye was MADD Cafe. Serving and dedicating themselves to one ingredient: Mango! Hey, who says dessert can't be healthy eh?

I've been to MADD twice recently once after a really stuffed dinner and once for a girls catch up.

I got the mango pudding the first time. It took some serious resisting and persuasion from my friend that I can’t possible go for the whole works since the point of us not having dessert at our earlier dinner place was because we were too full! So it was the mango pudding that was selected. 

Back to the café, the counter and the sweet offerings are at the entrance, you make your selection and pay and walk towards the back after which opens into quite a huge area.

There are tables and chairs all around with many of them occupied with play sets such as chess board, monopoly, cards and the likes. They even offer wifi. It comes across as perhaps a place for students to haunt.

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Mango Pudding £5.90

My mango pudding arrives and it comes with a serve of pudding set in a square dish, fresh mangoes cut into cubes, mango ice cream, mango raspberry coulis drizzled over a nest of blueberries, strawberries and kiwi and to finish, a squirt of whipped cream on the side!

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Relatively healthy I would say. The mango pudding was decent enough, it didn’t have the smooth and silky texture I was looking for but then I am not in a Michelin or top notch place either. The ice cream was a different story though, it was deliciously good. Packed full of flavour and it was creamy. The fresh mangoes were sweet and juicy and you can’t really go wrong with fruits for dessert.

The next time that I was here, I came with a sticky rice fan friend and we both came prepared with empty tummies. This time, we were going for the whole works which was the Mango Madness.

Mango madness £8.50

The Mango Madness combines all their various selections into one. So you get panna cotta + mango pudding + sticky rice + mixed fruit + fresh mangoes. You don’t get mango ice cream with this but something has to give.

This HIT the spot! The sticky rice was perfumed with coconut and was the right consistency of stickiness and al dente. The panna cotta and mango pudding were decent and fruits to finish is always good.

Semi-healthy dessert and definitely a great place for mango lovers. I am not mango crazy but I enjoyed my desserts here very much. If you’re looking for a place next time for some dessert, give MADD a go!

Will I recommend: Yes
Will I come back: Yes
Have I had better: Yes

MADD Café, 53 Rupert Street, Soho, W1D 7PH
Madd on Urbanspoon


  1. This is a bit reminiscent of the specialist dessert houses that you find in HK.

  2. I walked past this place a few times and was intrigued to say the very least. I love mango and can't wait now to eat it with sticky rice. Yum...!

  3. Mr Noodles - Yes, wish that there were more around.

    Ute - Hope you like it. =)

  4. MADD is definitely all about mangoliciousness but somehow they just dont compare to Hui Lau Shan in HK!! Why can't someone replicate that place??

  5. I think it's really cool how Rupert Street seems to attract all these 'new' style eateries! Like 'Snog' on the corner and the Bubble Tea place Bubbleology just down from it. Love it when something breaks the mould like that, glad to hear it's novel *and* tasty!

  6. Catty - I know......I heart Hui Lao Shan!

    Nancy - am hoping that more places like this sprouts up.


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