Tea & Cake London: Peggy Porschen Cakes

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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It's time to start a new little series on this blog!
As a going away present, my friends Ashley and Tichina gave me the cutest book called Tea & Cake London. It's a lovely little book, small enough to fit in my purse, and filled with the loveliest tea and cake shops London has on show. I can't think of a more perfect book for my move to London! 
So, I've decided to make it my mission to visit each of these shops during my time here. Ambitious, considering there are over seventy shops featured! But, I figure it's a great way to get out of the humdrum of popping into Starbucks for a chai latte every day. Each shop will come with an adventure, some tea and obviously something to eat (preferably cake).
My second day here I really had nothing to do but explore, and my sweet tooth basically lead the way. I wandered onto the tube and ended up on Ebury Street in Belgravia, where Peggy Porschen Cakes happens to be. The shop is on a quiet corner (at least, it was quiet when I arrived and left), and it's pastel pink exterior was a welcoming sight. 

Once inside out of the drizzle, I said hello to the girl at the counter and checked out the inside of the shop. Wasn't it just the cutest? Pastels everywhere, pink and white and green. The little white tables had clear plastic chairs by them, and there was only room for ten to sit. The white shelves were lined with cook books, cake decorating supplies, champagne bottles and teapots. The drink menu above the door was short, featuring teas such floral rose, summer berry and gingerbread. Along with coffees, cappuccinos and even sparkling pink lemonade, which I ended up ordering.
Onto the best part: the sweets. Cupcakes, cakes and macaroons filled the display. Chocolate heaven, red velvet, vanilla chiffon.. they were all tempting. But, since the sign outside advertised the salted caramel I went with that and it was sweeter than sweet so naturally I was in my glee. 
I sat inside for about an hour, people came in and out ordering to go cakes and people sat inside with their friends and children drinking cappuccinos and munching macaroons.
All in all it was the cutest little shop, sugary sweet and pastel perfection. 

116 Ebury Street 
Tel 020 7730 1316

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Carina Maree said...

Oh my goodness, I need that book! I am planning on going on exchange to England (hopefully London) next year, and while it may seem silly, I am basically compiling a list of bakeries and cute cafes to visit, as I understand London has so many amazing places and hide-y holes! I have heard of Peggy Porschen, it looks a dream!

I really look forward to more of these posts! :)

xx Carina

Aavrilart Jih said...

Lovely photos. Your blog is really pretty !

~K said...

The cutest photos! and seriously good looking cupcakes, I could eat the picture ;)


Tichina said...

Love, love, love the blog! Almost as cute as its creator ;). You can guarantee that Ashley and I will be checking in on the daily to drool over your adventures!

We all miss you :)

The Tea Drinking English Rose said...

I really want to go here!!!