It’s 2019 and Instagram-able desserts are so in, baby. Unfortunately, in some cases the photo is better than the actual product, and you’re left disappointed with an unsatisfied craving for sweets, as well as hundreds of calories later. Thankfully, I have some good news for you; Cakes by Nerwan is here, and it’s the real deal.
The first official storefront by owner & pastry chef Nerwan Khalife, a French Culinary Institute graduate, officially opened in Astoria last month at 23-02 31st St. The interior is beautiful: spotless, colorful, bright all while being greeted with a smile, the storefront is what any bakery should aspire to look like.
Khalife’s cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts are all incredible to look at, and of course, to eat. Craving cannolis? She has a chocolate chip cannoli cream cupcake ready to eat. More of a cheesecake fan? Don’t worry, there’s an Oreo cheesecake and Oreo cheesecake cupcake (my personal favorite) there for you to indulge that craving. Present are a variety of perfect desserts from Nutella-filled delights to Lebanese treats.
Chef Nerwan also specializes in creating beautiful custom cakes from scratch for any special occasion. The final verdict? Cakes by Nerwan is absolutely worth the visit, and will certainly satisfy any sweet tooth craving.
Where: 23-02 31st St Unit 4, Astoria, NY
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10:00AM-9:00PM