Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Eating in the North East - Cake Stories

I think we can all agree that if there is one thing that this world needs more of, it is shops dedicated to selling cakes.

Am I right?

Well, I’m pretty sure Cake Stories Coffee House and Cakery would agree. Since finding out about this lovely little cafĂ© a couple of months ago, I may have found myself stood in there choosing which cupcake to try next, a few too many times to be deemed acceptable.

Tucked away along Brentwood Avenue in Jesmond, this place is any cake lovers idea of heaven. With more choice of cupcakes than any high street coffee chain retailer could ever dream of, you may find yourself trying to choose one for a long time.

What's really special about this family run company, is that there are always different cakes on offer each time you go. What was there one day, could be gone the next - why? Because they bake and decorate the cakes themselves, which I think really makes this lovely little place, authentic and personal.

On my first visit, I decided on a cherry cupcake, which consisted of chocolate sponge, cherry icing and even had a fresh cherry popped on the top. For my second visit (and no, I’m not saying how soon this was after the first.. Hint: not very long), I chose a chocolate and peanut butter cupcake, and yes, this was as incredible as it sounds.

All cakes are served on dainty plates, accompanied by a proper dessert fork (no plastic cutlery in sight, unlike some *cough* Starbucks) for those more civilised than myself. 

Straight in with the hands, am I right? There’s no time for messing around when it comes to cake. 

That being said, I do love little touches like this - I think it really makes a place stand out from the crowd and be a little different, and from the crockery to the furniture to the actual food itself, Cake Stories definitely achieves this.

Whether you visit for a catch up with friends or family, or have a date with your laptop and go alone, it's an ideal place to chat, relax and treat yourself to a cake (or two).

On my next visit, I definitely want to try out the savoury menu - the egg and avocado sandwich sounds right up my street!

To find out a little more, or to look at their menu so you can plan your trip, click here.

Remember: life is short, eat the cake... And start with a visit to this place.

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  1. It's so nice that places like this still exist. If I lived close to Cake Stories I'd probably stop by every day! (that can't be healthy, right?) Cake is just good for the soul.
    I love your blog. New follower. <3

    Paint It Rogue

    1. I know, I love it! Starbucks is fine and all that but hasn't got a patch on places like this. Thanks for following, hope you enjoy my posts xx

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  2. I love love love places like this! I'm always trying to find cute little cafes and whatnot around my city, and luckily we have quite a few. Starbucks is fine for a quick latte in a hurry, but I DEFINITELY always go local otherwise!

    Aisling | aisybee.

  3. i've not long gotten back from a stay in Jesmond and I'm gutted I missed this - i absolutely love little indepedent coffee and cake shops. Next time i'm around and about I'll have to remember about this!

    Sammy xo.


  4. This looks so cute! x


  5. This sounds like a lovely little cake shop! I love shops that really focus on the cake to make it delicious! :)



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