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Adding life & excitement to a section of the grand, but still soulless, redevelopment along the river from Wandsworth Bridge, this rather hip café & cookery school is the brainchild of the
cake-boy himself, Eric Lanlard. Turn right at the door for a seductive boudoir of a tearoom; on the left is the school, all gleaming clean & white, which doubles up as a café outside of
teaching hours. There’s plenty of diet-breaking temptation to be found here, from perfect mini-macaroons to full-blown chocolate slices, via croissants & other Viennoiserie at breakfast, &
posh sandwiches & salads at lunch. Tea & coffee are both properly made, but a glass of Champagne or two in the afternoon seems to slip down a treat with a cake.
I decided one afternoon to venture out to Cake Boy, after seeing one of my instagram friends posting a picture of Cake Boy’s cakes. Eric Lanlard’s luxury cake boutique is in the heart of Battersea; Juniper Drive is absolutely a beautiful area to be in. Cake Boy was easy to find from the wandsworth rail station, as soon as you step in you are greeted with tills and shop front, the left is a cookery school and the right cakes for sale on display.
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Situated just back from the river front and underneath Battersea’s trendy new apartments, Cake Boy doesn’t appear to be boutique café showcasing some of London’s most exquisite patisserie, but once inside I was pleasantly surprised by the stylish and warm interior. A long marble counter displaying a vast selection of sweet and savoury pastries ran the length of the café with space either side for seating. At one end of the café is a handful of sofas and chairs whilst the other end plays home to a working kitchen used to host cookery classes and events...
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