lovecrumbs lovely cake shop officially opens on Monday, but a friend in the cakey know took me along yesterday for their soft launch...what a great marketing word (it is almost lost on me). Well...it was hardly a soft launch...there was a full selection of cakes, tarts and scones as well as Artisan Roast coffee and looseleaf teas from Anteaques.
I don't want to call lovecrumbs a cafe...it is really a cake shop, a meeting place to enjoy a good slice with a cup of tea...it is relaxed. Everything is served on vintagey eclectic crockery, the decor is totally vintage rustic and the display case tops it all off...it is an old wardrobe! (From Harrods in the days gone by).
lovecrumbs is not just about the aesthetic...the same attention to detail and love has been put into their cakes. It was really hard to choose where to start, the selection was excellent...chocolate tarts, scones, chocolate layer cake, carrot cake, flapjacks, brownies, madeleines. I must stress the only problem was where to START. The friend I went with appreciates a good cake even more than I do and we can easily have 2 courses of cake (and take some home). I didn't snap any pictures of her cakes...I didn't want to breathe my stuffed up nose germs over them...but I am assured that the fruit scone with homemade jam was excellent as was the carrot cake (which I also ordered to go!).
Lemon Meringue Tart
Followed by a Violet Madeleine (to go with my violet tea)
Take away box containing goodies for home...and something to SHARE with David.
Carrot cake and totally to.die.for brownie
I'll be back...in fact it is only a 20 minute stroll from my house so I am destined to become a regular. I love lovecrumbs already.