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Artisan cakes, pastries and chocolates
Tucked quietly between buzzy, Arab-friendly Edgware Rd and Hyde Park is a village-like London pocket marked by pretty-pretty Connaught Sq — the armed guards testify to Tony Blair's continued residence — and its genteel tributary of shops, Connaught St, which is where you'll find this excellent, rustic-like and rather precious tea room, patisserie and chocolatier. Not unlike what you'd see in a window display at Ottolenghi [see entry], eye-catchingly beautiful cakes and pastries haughtily show themselves on plates positioned at various heights for mouthwatering, theatrical effect. Much is good here, with the cinnamon bun a particular plus. Opened October 2009 by a trio with a pedigree stretching from Agent Provacateur to Liberty, who then sold the business in early 2015. The new regime, but with the same chef, re-opened on 27 March 2015. Tube station: Marble Arch.

Tags: Cafe / Bistro, Patisserie

12 Connaught St (Porchester Place)
London, England W2 2AF

+44 20 7706 2883
Mon to Sat 8am—7pm; Sun 8am—6pm


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