French cupcake brand Berko has added a little Parisian flair to the Kerry Centre with the opening of its third Beijing store. The French-style space - think marble floors and mirrored walls - specializes in cheesecake and mini cupcakes, complemented by a range of blended teas imported from France. 

The main attraction, the petite cakes, come in more than 20 flavors, including raspberry, blueberry, red velvet, banoffee and speculoos (a type of spiced shortbread biscuit popular in northern Europe).  

We devoured the towering chocolate mousse-topped versions, which offer a welcome break from the heavy buttercream icing usually found on cupcakes around town. Were they not also coated with chocolate glaze, you could almost kid yourself they were healthy ... 

Berko (Kerry Centre Store)
1/F, Bldg 1, Kerry Centre Office Building, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District

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