Let them eat cake – my favourite cake shops in London

Peggy Porschen – Belgravia

Chic/Sophisticated

Getting there:

Getting to Peggy Porschen is really easy if you are in central London.

  • Simply get the Victoria line to Victoria station and the cafe is a 6 min walk.
  • Or take any bus to Victoria Coach Station and the cafe is just one a min walk.

What it’s like

The exterior of the cafe is probably what makes it one of the most instagrammable cafes in London. The bright pink walls stand out against the white buildings of Belgravia and the large floral Love sign can be spotted from the top of the street.

We went at 3pm and had to queue outside for about 15 minutes. We didn’t mind though as it’s such a pretty building to look at.

Inside is quite small (hence the wait) with little two seater tables. The walls are decorated with floral displays and large Eiffel Tower pictures. There are also teapots and napkins displayed around the cafe and these are available to purchase.

The Cake

The menu is concise and straight to the point. You want cake? They’ve got cake. There are about four cake options and four cupcake options. I had the Vanilla sponge and my Mum had the Lemon and Raspberry sponge. The cake was light and fluffy and really tasty. Mine came with a macaroon on top which really was the cherr…macaroon on top…Bad joke. Sorry.

Presentation is key in this cafe and made for the perfect Instagram post.

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Elan Cafe – Various locations

Chic/Quirky

Getting there

  • We visited the Elan Cafe in Selfridges as we love spending time in this store.

What’s it like

We had to queue for about 20 minutes to get a seat. Elan doesn’t take bookings and this particular location tends to be quite busy.

The decor is really beautiful with floral walls running behind the seats and quirky florescent signs.

The Cake and the Coffee

Well this was certainly worth the wait! The menu is extensive, from regular coffees to Coal Tar lattes, Velvet lattes and of course my Lucky Charms latte! (See photo)

The Lucky Charms latte is £7.50 so it would want to be good right? It is, trust me. However, you can get a regular latte or cappuccino for £3.50 if you’re not feeling extra. (I’m always feeling extra!)

We also got a rose macaroon and it was so good we had to go back again before we flew home.

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Lola’s – Various locations

Cosy/Casual

Getting there

  • Lola’s cupcakes are an institution in London. I normally go to the one in Selfridges Oxford Street or the pop up in Topshop Oxford Circus. This is because I’m usually visiting London for a day and always manage to hit Oxford Street first.

What it’s like

Lola’s may not be as fancy as the other cafes I mentioned (bear in mind I’ve only visited two locations) but for what it lacks in looks it makes up for in taste!

The Cake

I always go for the red velvet cupcake and I think this would be what I’d ask for as my last meal on death row!

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