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As part of their refit of Portobello Road’s iconic Electric complex, the Soho House Group and US chef/partner Brendan Sodikoff have also launched Electric Donuts – a spin-off inspired by Sodikoff’s
Doughnut Vault in Chicago. The idea is to serve hot doughnuts and coffee throughout the day in the foyer of the Electric Cinema, with different flavours rolled out on a weekly basis – perhaps maple
bourbon, bergamot orange, ginger chew, Mexican chocolate and berry trifle in addition to traditional chocolate and vanilla. Four kinds will be available each day, with prices pegged at £1.50 per
doughnut, but be warned: once they are all sold, that’s it.
St John Bakery is 15 minute walk from London Bridge tube station. People say it only takes 10 minutes but I have short legs and I got lost, so 15 minutes it is. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere in industrial land, but once you spot the distinctive pig symbol of St John and the tables of bread and baked goods, it all feels worth the walk. Special flavours are occasionally available, but jam and custard are always present. These are easily the best I’ve found so far in London, in particular, the custard which is flecked with tiny vanilla seeds...
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