One of my fantasies whilst in London was finding a neighbourhood cake shop, boasting delicious and convenient treats whenever the call came. It would come. Blanche Eatery is close by, but doesn’t hit the mark in quality of produce. Or service. The lady who served me raised her voice to tell me the machine wasn’t a tap on as if she had spent all morning shouting that to me already. Hoping for a sweeter reception, I dug into my red velvet cake (£3) and caramel and custard tart (£1.85).
The cakes looked appetising in the window but in practice had a off-putting chewiness. Also, they aren’t covered so not sure what’s there to stop the cakes drying out. The tart was nicer but weirdly priced and didn’t suffer as much oxidisation. It’s handy to have Blanche Eatery around the corner, just wish service and product was better to entice a repeat visit.