Whenever I go to London I always research interesting ideas on Pinterest for places to visit and experience as I find that tips from locals are always much more useful than some of the bigger travel guides. During every search there is always one thing that appears repeatedly: Peggy Porschen Cakes ‘Parlour’, an Instagram haven with a pastel pink frontage, adorned with gorgeous floral displays that change throughout the year.
Opened in 2010 by award winning cake designer, author and Creative Director Peggy Porschen and her husband, the bakery is situated in Belgravia, and I discovered that it was in the vicinity of the station I was travelling from on Monday, so I decided to take a little detour and treat myself to a cupcake (for breakfast – why not!).
It was early in the morning and I arrived just half-an-hour after the parlour opened, and there were already a whole bunch of people stood around the entrance area striking their best pose for their next Instagram post in front of the newly positioned Christmas decorations, which looked stunning.
The interior was just as beautiful, with the same Christmas theme throughout and the Parlour offers a menu of all things yummy – layer cakes, cupcakes, macarons, brownies and mini-loaf, accompanied by an assortment of teas and infusions, coffee, hot chocolate, cold drinks and even champagne. I also loved the beautifully decorated Gingerbread Houses that were on display (and available for purchase). I instantly went to the cupcakes and chose a ‘cookies and cream,’ with a mini Oreo on the top and the surprise of a large Oreo at the bottom. I sat down at one of the tables and took my time eating it, which was lovely – it’s a beautiful place to spend a little bit of time being mindful of your surroundings and was just what I needed after experiencing an incredibly busy commute into Central London that morning. And let’s face it, if it hadn’t been 8.30am I would have treated myself to more of the cakes on offer – the Red Velvet also caught my eye.
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As I was leaving I purchased some raspberry macarons to take home for The Bloke, and one for myself (of course), and promptly ruined lots of Instagrammers photographs as they congregated across the road to take their pictures of the frontage.
You can find the Peggy Porschen Cakes Parlour at 116 Ebury St, Belgravia, and check out their website here
Definitely worth a visit.