Coffee shops have always been around, often for the more exclusive crowd, but like the trendy cupcake ,they too have revolutionised the bakery. Bakeries now do a deli, bakery, coffee shop trio and make the kind of sweet delights to die for. So I am going to share some of my best… with links you are welcome to brows.
Many of these links have on-line contacts and followings on twitter and Facebook, providing you with updated information. Charly’s Bakery appears to be the “it” place at the moment and can be viewed on-line at this url http://www.charlysbakery.co.za/.
They have an amazing on-line gallery of cakes that they have done for a number of events and come with raving reviews. I have however not had the pleasure, but plan to pop around before the year is through.
Caremello’s, now only found in Bloem… is a really vibey coffee shop come bakery; as it’s relaxed and very retro – found quite by chance.
They make the most amazing milktarts, so great it will even convert the strongest critique. I know they make to order and do great sweet platters as well. Their url is http://www.caramellos.co.za/.
Another aspect that I like very much is that they share their recipes online, I like this as it gives me a chance to try my hand at something new and often more gourmet – especially now that I can’t just take a quick drive to upper kloof to get my Sunday Fix.
Queen of tarts is also another bakery that comes with glowing reviews, and again I can not say I have personal experience of their sweet offerings. Their url is as follows http://www.queenoftarts.co.za/contact.htm and boasts a stunning photo gallery.
I have been to Limno’s and although their displays and product looks great, I find that they are over priced and a little over bearing with the essence they put in some of their cakes. However do not let me make up your mind. Their url is as follows http://www.limnosbakers.co.za/ and just maybe you try something you can recommend that makes me change my mind.