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Cake Club: Tea&Cake Café

In the second of our occasional series brining you details of the delightful cakes Roath cafés have to offer, Jessica Best spent an hour in Tea&Cake on Wellfield Road….

For me, Tea&Cake is a perfect place to hang out in Roath on a Saturday morning.

The gift shop at the front – selling cool crockery, kooky cards, and funky stationary – is a great place to browse if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, or need inspiration for an unusual present.

And when 20 minutes of looking at pretty things has tired you out, just follow your nose (and the smell of baked goods) to the back of the shop, where there’s a bright little café serving up – you guessed it – tea and cake (as well as sandwiches, paninis etc).

On the morning I visited Tea&Cake earlier this month, there was a whole host of gorgeous looking sweet stuff on offer – key lime pie, carrot and rum cake, and orange and raspberry sponge to name a few.

 

But I plumped for the lemon and chocolate cake – mainly because I consider lemon cake to be my speciality, courtesy of a fool-proof Mary Berry recipe.

But on this occasion, I would say maybe even Mrs Berry could learn a thing or two.

The sponge was moist and tart – as a lemon sponge should be – with the lemon icing and filling tangy and light. The thin ribbons of milk chocolate on the top and in the filling gave a satisfying snap as I wolfed it down – the perfect antidote to the soft sponge.

And to top it all off, my cake and tea were served on cute floral china, which you could pick up from the shop on your way out.

So there you have it – Cake Club, round 2. Any suggestions for round 3, please let us know!

 

 

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Image: Jessica Best