Once upon a time, there was a little cafe in heart of London’s Belgravia called …
Nah, I’m only just kidding.
This ain’t no fairytale story, but what we are talking about is one fairy tale looking place. Sitting on a quiet corner of London’s Victoria and just off the beaten track is the prettiest, pinkest, most instagrammable coffee shop/cafe/dessert heaven you will EVER see, and it’s called Peggy Porschen.
Peggy’s (the not so posh shortened name) is the Tiffany Jewellery equivalent of the cake world (if only we could afford!) It’s the creation of a German baker by the same name who has baked for the likes of Kate Moss and Elton John. They do a range of the most beautiful sugary treats…
…and if the outside has got you scrambling for your camera wait until you go in.
It’s fair to say it’s a pretty tiny place once you’re in, but instead of using that word quaint comes more to mind. As well as pretty bloody gorgeous. (Even though that’s three words.)
Walk in and the first thing you’ll see a large cabinet filled with cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, loaf cakes and layer cakes. As well as a menu of hot drinks to wash em down.
… and once you’ve made your choice between all those things and got lucky enough to find a seat (inside or out) let the calories go out the window and enjoy your afternoon.
Go for a classic vanilla, carrot and of course chocolate. Being in one of London’s richest boroughs it wouldn’t be very fitting if there wasn’t any flavoured with champagne too…
… as well as cookies, loaf cakes and this aptly named chocolate biscuit cake.
Essentially a fridge cake with no baking involved. Full of nuts, marshmallows and of course chocolate biscuits.
Okay, like we said, it is in one of Londons most expensive areas so it doesn’t make for a cheap afternoon treat. A cuppa and a cake will probably set you back between £8-£10ish. BUT what you gotta remember is your paying for a whole experience. The stunning place, location and of course all the professional baked treats. You can rack up a bill like that just at Starbucks or Costa! (no offense – still love ’em.)
So, what’s the moral of this story? Your not gonna go every week let’s face it. So, one weekend take your camera, a friend or just a book and treat yourself. Maybe take me too.
Address: 116 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ
Nearest Station: Victoria
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 9am – 7pm