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AIBU to ask you tell me where I can eat the nicest cake in central London

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user1471556443 Tue 13-Feb-18 20:02:57

Not really an AIBU but I have been drooling over images of rainbow cake and red velvet cake and am heading to central London tomorrow with my kids and wondered what the best cake shop in central London would be? I would like to sit down and enjoy my cake so am not interested in an establishment where you just buy cake? I have heard good things about hummingbird bakeries but am I right in this you cannot sit down in there to eat your cake?

user1471556443 Tue 13-Feb-18 20:04:09

Am I right in thinking that you can't sit down to eat your cake in hummingbird bakery, I meant

OuchBollocks Tue 13-Feb-18 20:04:47

Peggy Porschen cafe near(ish) to Victoria.

CapnCabinet Tue 13-Feb-18 20:06:00

Primrose Bakery off High St Ken is nice. Couple of tables to sit down.

It's nice cakes rather than insta-worthy rainbow cakes though. Although I guess the cupcakes and the decor probably are.

trumptown Tue 13-Feb-18 20:07:52

Lola's in Selfridges. They have red velvet cake & rainbow cake, and seating.

SkaterGrrrrl Tue 13-Feb-18 20:10:15

Conduit and Cook, Waterloo.

LikeSilver Tue 13-Feb-18 20:11:50

Cutter and Squidge.

AHungryMum Tue 13-Feb-18 20:12:15

Konditor and Cook do something called a curly surly cake which is chocolate cake with vanilla mascarpone icing with chocolate swirls piped on it. It is banging. It's take away rather than eat in though.

Peggy Porschen is also meant to be amazing and the shop is SO beautiful.

DoubleLottchen Tue 13-Feb-18 20:13:45

Konditor and Cook. The one in the Gherkin you can sit down.

thecatfromjapan Tue 13-Feb-18 20:14:27

This article lists some great bakeries - one of which is in Brewer Street (Soho) - and I'd never heard of.

I think a previous poster is thinking of Konditor and Cook - they have branches in quite a few bits of London and are amazing.

Peggy Porschen is Victoria-way and lovely.

thecatfromjapan Tue 13-Feb-18 20:16:07

And how cold I forget!?!


You can sit down in Covent Garden and Harrods.

Oh my goodness. The tea is <sigh> and the cakes are something to dream about.

Startoftheyear2018 Tue 13-Feb-18 20:16:10

This is my specialist subject! My current favourite is Ole and Steen just down from Piccadilly Circus. It's amazing. Or Primrose Bakery in Covent Garden (near the Lion King theatre) has plenty of seating. Enjoy your cakes!

thecatfromjapan Tue 13-Feb-18 20:18:31

I envy you your life is cake-eating in Central London is you special subject! grin

I think you have made good choices for this to be so.

MsHomeSlice Tue 13-Feb-18 20:19:29

and in Laduree the hot chocolate comes in individual silver pots

we used to go to Harrods or Fortnums and buy a fancy cake, always seems to be a better choice than at their sit down sections.

QueenOfTheAndals Tue 13-Feb-18 20:19:52

You can sit down at Hummingbird Bakery. Also try Princi, a few doors down from them. The London Review Bookshop cafe is a hidden gem, as is Drink Shop Do in Kings Cross.

KRAmum Tue 13-Feb-18 20:21:05

Bake in Soho. Fresh cream cake, softest sponge ever. Trust me

lurkingnotlurking Tue 13-Feb-18 20:21:33

For amazing doughnuts (get them too!) Crosstown Doughnuts in Soho. Sometimes I go into town just to get them

tiredbutFuckIt Tue 13-Feb-18 20:24:47

L’eto in Soho. They very kindly have a shop front which is all window so you can gasp at their amazing cake selection. Conveniently located by hummingbird, and not far up from Princi. I feel sorry for people who walk down the street, stop into hummingbird and then realise the world’s most magnificent array of cake was just a bit further down.

AnotherDunroamin Tue 13-Feb-18 20:25:50

Another vote for Konditor and Cook! I go to the Waterloo branch but they have plenty of others. Enjoy, OP, wherever you end up! smile

lurkingnotlurking Tue 13-Feb-18 20:26:03

L'eto... So close to Crosstown. But I must try it now

StoatofDisarray Tue 13-Feb-18 20:26:03

The Delaunay on the Aldwych.

WellAlwaysHaveParis Tue 13-Feb-18 23:19:01

I think this is one of my favourite ever threads on Mumsnet ❤️❤️❤️ another vote for Ladurée! Oh and the cake counter in Fortnum and Mason!! Although it’s takeaway rather than sit-down.

DaisyDando Tue 13-Feb-18 23:23:01

I have never had nicer cake than a freshly baked red velvet from Hummingbird.

bbcessex Tue 13-Feb-18 23:29:36

Ping!! Place saving to drool tomorrow 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

RNBrie Tue 13-Feb-18 23:35:46

Urgh hummingbird cake looks a lot nicer than it tastes. I'm not a massive fan of Cutter and Squidge or Konditor and Cook either. It's all just so sugary and sweet and not cake like enough.

I want to try l'eto.

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