After a dreary, rainy, Friday and a long (and very boring) day's work, I was in need of cupcakes. Naturally.
And since it'd been a while since I'd visited anywhere in my Tea & Cake London guidebook to the best shops around London, I decided to hop on a bus to Violet, a little bakery tucked away in Hackney.
It's kind of unassuming, a white-ish building with VIOLET down it's side. Inside there was an emptying display of treats, which I can only assume means good things about sold out snacks.
I chose a red velvet and then a chocolate with vanilla lavender icing, mainly because the light purple was too pretty to pass up. They were both delish, and I surprisingly liked the lavender best of the two.
It was a quick visit to Violet and then I was on my way, but not before several people were in and out picking up cakes and taking treats to go. I'd like to go back on a nicer day for an iced coffee and a violet salad and possibly a slice of that salted caramel chocolate devils food cake (I know!), taken to eat in the tiny back garden.