Friday, 24 June 2016

Cake shop exploration : Cafe de Pierre.


73 Piccadilly, London, W1J 8HS. Open Mon - Sun 7:30am - 11pm |www.caffeconcerto.co.uk

When in Rome, sorry London, you shall eat decadent cake.. Cafe de Pierre is one of those places that you just have to visit, a decadent patisserie where you can sip upon your tea under grand chandeliers as you eat a tasty fruit tart.

Cafe de Pierre is part of the Caffe Concerto chain of patisserie shops across London, Piccadilly is graced with not one, but three of these deliciously grand cake shops, a mere stones throw away from Green Park tube station and Buckingham Palace, it's location couldn't be any grander. It's lavish furnishings and chandeliers catch your eye as you wander past, that's if the rows of pretty patisserie don't grab your attention first.

Certainly stylish and decadent inside, it's settings make for the perfect stop off on any trip to the city and add to the decadent experience, this is cake eating done in grand style. Whilst it may be a little pricier than it's other high street counterparts, it's one of those treats that are worth indulging in, besides if your going to over indulge on cake you may as well make it an extra special treat.

Rows of pretty patisserie sit in the window counter, from mille feuille to strawberry gateau's, delicious mounds of chocolate tart, fruit tarts and cupcakes, each as tasty as the next. You can grab their patisserie to take out if you prefer to save a little on the cost of eating in, and believe me you will be tempted to take a massive box of cake home with you.. it's just THAT good.

On my visit there was so much to choose from it was hard to know where to start, in fact, it took walking past all three shops on Piccadilly and having a cake perve to make our minds up.. eventually I settled for a tasty Mixed berry tart alongside a slice of their Lemon cheesecake. 

The tart is deliciously fruity, served on a very sweet tart base with a lavish serving of cream, certainly a very sweet treat. The cheesecake is quite unlike any I've had before, a rich cream cheese base with a sweet biscuit base and a surprise layer of sponge, finished off with a zesty lemon topping, a very rich, delicious cheesecake. The portion sizing is just right too, we left comfortably full after finishing both cakes off rather, ahem, quickly..

To accompany the cakes you'll find a full menu of teas, coffees, wines and cold drinks, however you decide to wash that patisserie down. I went for a refreshing cranberry juice that went wonderfully alongside the fruity cakes.

A decadent cake eating experience, one that's worth saving up for as a treat on your trip, and with so many branches across the city you'll easily stumble upon one, or two to visit.

Cake rating:
4/5