8 Instagram-Worthy Bakeries to Visit in London This Weekend
8 of the best London Bakeries
This South Kensington bakery has become notorious for its delicately crafted pastries and éclairs. Headed by three-Michelin-star pastry chef, Joakin Prat the bakery is renowned for producing the finest éclairs, choux and chouquettes. With over 10 different éclairs to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice – just remember to snap a quick IG before you devour them!
Various locations across London, find your nearest here: http://www.maitrechoux.com/location/index.html
Cutter & Squidge
The go-to spot for healthier treats, Cutter & Squidge ensures its fat and sugar content is “just as much as needed to make something delicious”. The most popular item, ‘Biskies’ are handmade biscuits, cookies or cakes sandwiched with a butter cream filling. They also offer afternoon tea in The Potion Room; the immersive potions class is the perfect place for any Harry Potter fans out there.
20 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 0SJ
Find out more here: https://cutterandsquidge.com
Ange de Sucre
French for ‘sugar angels’, Anges de Sucre is an independent, award-winning bakery and sweetshop run by French-trained Londoner Reshmi Bennett. Her show-stopping designs often go viral across Instagram, and Anges de Sucre has quickly become the go-to bakery for birthday cakes (unicorn cake anyone?).
7 Minerva Road, North Acton, NW10 6HJ
Find out more here: https://www.angesdesucre.com
Aussie-based bakery Doughnut Time became Insta-famous for its Nutella-oozing doughnuts. Earlier this year, the mint green hole-in-the-wall bakeries arrived in the UK and brought with them a selection of crowd-pleasing creative designs with fun flavour names such as “Houston we have Biscoff”, “Hot Line Ring” and “Bellatwix Lestrange”. There’s also a limited edition Great British Bake Off special called “We Miss You Mary” - the perfect accompaniment for your Tuesday night viewing (Sorry Prue).
Various London Locations
Find out more here: https://doughnuttime.co.uk
Peggy Porschen’s Belgravia bakery has an exterior as beautiful as the cakes and pastries you’ll find inside. The pastel pink facade and dramatic floral displays around the entrance entice you inside where you can sample cakes, cookies and teas all morning long – well, once you’ve taken the perfect Instagram under the pastel blooms.
116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9QQ
Find out more here: https://www.peggyporschen.com
Located just off Columbia Road, Lily Vanilli (cutest bakery name ever!) has a seasonal menu full of cakes, pastries, sausage rolls and brownies. The classically beautiful design of the cakes and tarts makes them totally Instagram-worthy. Lily Vanilli also has vegan and gluten free options available, making it the perfect spot to go with any friends who have dietary requirements.
6 The Courtyard, Ezra St., E2 7RH
Find out more here: http://lilyvanilli.com/
Minimalistic Scandinavian-style café, Nordic Bakery is the ultimate spot for picking up simple but delicious baked goods. From rye bread sandwiches to cinnamon buns, this is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. We particularly want to try their Chokladboll; a chocolate mocha ball rolled in chocolate with a cup of coffee sounds like a match made in heaven.
Various Locations in Soho & Marylebone
Find out more here: http://nordicbakery.com/
We’ve saved possibly the best for last. With its floral walls and pastel pink aesthetic, Élan Café is the ultimate Instagram-worthy bakery. Its menu is full of cakes, brownies and sweet treats, all of which pair perfectly with the eatery’s award-winning coffee. You may need to be prepared to queue to experience Élan, but we can guarantee it will be worth it.
48 Park Lane Mayfair, W1K 1PR
Find out more here: http://www.elancafe.co.uk
Images: all sourced from Instagram pages of the bakeries