This photo of Munch Bakery is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The "on the ground" or the live experience was exactly as the digital with the colors and the design. They have clearly succeeded in branding, creating, and consistently keeping the feel of a cute, warm bakery full of colors and flavors.
They also implemented the open kitchen concept which is the latest hype in the world: making customers see what is going on behind the scenes.
Did I mention that there was diversity in workers both national and international; Saudis and non Saudis. I think that is a great blend and can satisfy what people want. There were around 10 staff working non stop!!
The TasteI bought a diverse set of minicupcakes to be able to taste most popular flavors. The Cake is good and the icing is not too sweet either which makes it acceptable to "munch".
All the colors they use are natural. No artificial colorants are used. Atleast thats what they informed me.
Minicupcake costs 3 Riyals and Medium costs 6 Riyals.
Their birthday and occasion cakes should be ordered two weeks before and are atleast 150 riyals, depending on decor and layers.
They also sell cute " I love Riyadh" bags and other merchandising T-shirts.
Comparing to othersIn order to be more fair, I intenetly dropped by Kitsch Cupcakes branch in Tahliya Street. I was not impressed by the display of cupcakes.There were no diversity in flavors as Munch Bakery.
Moreover, there was only one staff working and I had to wait for my turn. Yet he was very friendly and happy.
The prices are a bit more expensive than Munch Bakery where the medium cupcake 8 Riyals and the mini 4 Riyals!!. Despite Kitsch Cupcakes in Gemmayze Beirut is more colorful, unique and truly displays the "cupcake" spirit. But the Saudi Branch doesn't match the Lebanese one. The Branding seems not be copied exactly.
At the end, I can simply say that though Munch bakery is a local bakery yet it displayed international standards in all its aspects from logo, website, products, services, the venue, the bakery....etc!
It is original and entertaining! It is a must to try if you were ever in Riyadh or Jeddah!
( I also posted this on Trip Advisor as a Review)