The Patisserie de Pera is a cream-filled slice of Paris in a cosy corner of the Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah's lobby. The locale's Art Nouveau design was envisaged by Anouska Hempel, known as the 'Queen of Design', and this is a nostalgic dive into a past when dress codes were compulsory and children's greatest dream was a slice of cream-filled pastry. Harmonious pastel tones, chrome and silver counters, spotless glass, extravagant chandeliers, and charmingly uniformed staff create an ambience of fin-de-siecle elegance that makes this a transportive shopping experience, appropriately for a hotel that has been offering exceptional service for over 100 years. The pastries and desserts displayed here are enchanting gifts for birthday parties or special occasions, providing a sheen of past glamor to any occasion. Even if not in a buying or dining mood, pop in to admire the patisserie's spick-and-span interior, complete with fine china and mirrors that lead to a world of class, posture, and etiquette.