Yesterday was my ideal lazy day off: being able to wake up late and eat breakfast rolled up in my duvet on the sofa, taking the dog for a nice long walk and catching up with a friend over tea and cake.
I get excited at the prospect of new cake places to visit, and even though Konditor & Cook is not new to my radar, I've yet to actually visit one of their shops. So yesterday, Nicola and I decided to venture through the rain, awkward TV crews and coach fulls of tourists on Shaftesbury Avenue to visit the Curzon shop.
Nicola chose a Raspberry Chequer Cupcake which was a raspberry and vanilla chequered sponge topped with raspberry icing. I went for one of their bestsellers, a slice of Curly Wurly cake, dark chocolate sponge with vanilla bean frosting - no wonder this is a best seller, it was definitely one of the best chocolate cakes I've had in a long time...I was almost tempted to order another slice.
Another recommendation, the best hot chocolate ever! I'm sorry but I just don't like the French style hot chocolate that can be found in places like Paul, or even the milky ones from all those coffee shop chains. Konditor & Cook's, however, is the perfect balance of chocolate and creamy goodness. Its dangerous knowing that there's another shop just 5 minutes walk from my office!
Afterwards we did a little cake window shopping, so I thought I'd share some of the beautiful displays that we found.
|Ladurée Covent Garden, Chinatown, Balthazar Boulangerie & Covent Garden Market.|