Sunday, 7 April 2013

Let us eat cake


I've been meaning to visit this café on Gordon Terrace in Saltaire for ages... It's funny, isn't it, that you don't necessarily frequent your local cafés and attractions, unless you have visitors to impress!  It always seems a super-indulgence to eat out, when home is just around the corner.  But my friend and I decided we deserved a super-indulgence, after the long winter we've had. Cue frothy coffee and cup-cakes.

Jeanette's Cakery has been open for a good year or so, and is usually pretty busy (always a good sign). Inside it's a visual treat, decorated in kitsch 1940/50s style (including the waitresses), with mismatched florals in the Cath Kidston tradition and lots of bunting, pretty flowers and sweet vintage crockery. Drinks are indulgent (Love Potion No 9, anyone?), cupcakes light and delicious. Because all the baking is done on the premises, there is an ever-changing menu, with some really attractive and unusual cakes. Mine (pictured) was a pear bakewell: kind of almondy with a sweet chunk of pear right in the middle. You can also get sandwiches, snacks or a full traditional afternoon tea.  And (oh joy!) you can buy little hampers of cakes to take home too. It was my first visit, but it certainly won't be my last.

It has been a chilly weekend but at least the sun shone and it did start to feel a little more spring-like. Hooray.



8 comments:

  1. That looks yummy and quite decadent!

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  2. Oh that looks like a fun thing to do! What a beautiful cupcake and charming little place!

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  3. I'm glad you had the chance to visit this cute little store. Let's hope they do well.

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  4. What a delightful way to get out of those wintery doldrums! Accolades to Jeanette for having the courage to break free from the ordinary and provide such a charming offering to locals and visitors alike. Thanks for sharing Jenny (and for dropping by my blog again)

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  5. What an excellent idea ! and yes it is true I too go only to special places when we have a visitor ! We have an old bakery in Waterloo and the owner had the good idea to add a tea room ! Now you can have breakfast or tea with freshly baked bread or cake or cookies or whatever ! A delight !

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  6. Love the 'cakery' must remember that :) I bet if they do all the baking on site, the cafe must smell divine all the time Jenny, how hard to resist.

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  7. And me with nothing sweet to eat in sight! That looks wonderful!

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