Violet Cakes

47 Wilton Way , London, E8 3ED

SquareMeal Review of Violet Cakes

Leaving the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant for Dalston may sound like madness on the part of Claire Ptak, but California’s loss is Hackney’s gain. The prodigiously talented pastry chef started out selling her prettily iced cupcakes at Broadway Market before opening a café near London Fields in 2010. Cupcakes are still the highlight here (in spite of a strong challenge from the whoopie pies) & come in flavours that change with the seasons. The rhubarb, the mango & the violet varieties all have charms aplenty, but are pipped at the post by the completely irresistible salted caramel cupcakes. For something savoury, there’s a brief daily menu, usually a sandwich on St John sourdough (Comté & red onion chutney, or fennel & robiola, for instance), a quiche & a salad.

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Violet Cakes is recommended for

Quiet Conversation | Child Friendly | Afternoon Eating | Afternoon Tea | Breakfast | Brunch | Outside Seating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Hackney Downs Station 277m

Hackney Central Station 453m


Address: 47 Wilton Way , London E8 3ED

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Tues-Fri 7.30am-6pm Sat-Sun 9.30am-5pm (Sat -6pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Bullion Room Theatre 612m

Hackney Empire Theatre 646m


Telephone: 020 7275 8360


Cuisine: Cafes

Private Dining: 25

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