The Story of the Great Cake and Coffee Ride


And so, on Saturday with the weather (just about) on our side, we set out on our bikes for the challenge of the day – to ride across the Royal Borough stopping off at five of the best independent cake and coffee establishments that we could find.


We met at the delightful cupcake boutique Storm In A Cupcake run by Julie, whose beautifully presented mini-cupcakes and pink lemonade gave us all a perfect start to the ride.


Storm In A Cupcake


Next stop was at Cocomaya where the riders got to try some delicious orange and almond cupcakes and also, some enticing chocolate rugalahs. And then, we moved on…


Group coffee ride


A few minutes later and with the sunshine now gloriously blazing, we then arrived for some some luxurious macaroons created by French patisserie-chef-extraordinaire Pierre Hermé, whose unusual and wonderful flavours included crème brulée and olive oil.


Pierre Macaroons2


We then rode on to the rather lovely Buttercup where riders tasted gorgeous vanilla cupcakes and award-winning chocolate zucchini.


Buttercup Brooks


And so. after the final fix of cake, we bravely cycled on to the final stop for some of the best coffee in London and a much-deserved sit-down at the wonderful Pedlars. By this point, the group had been riding for just over two and a half hours, so although it was very much a relaxed and social ride, some lovely coffee and a rather nostalgic looking plate of orange segments, were greatly appreciated.


Pedlars Girl (Igraine tbc)


Although, the mission was extremely challenging, everybody on the ride embraced it with gusto and a good time was had by all, enhanced no doubt by the extreme sugar overload by the end of the ride. And if you missed out, worry not, as we’ll be announcing the next Cake and Coffee Ride very soon, so watch this space…

1 comment

  1. Donna says:

    May 23, 2013


    It was lovely hosting the riders, and thanks for including Buttercup! Well organised by BikeMinded!

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