Bea's of Bloomsbury is a fantastic bakery, with branches in Bloomsbury,
St Paul's and on Matlby Street. They have a regular selection of cupcakes,
cakes and brownies in their shops (along with gems like mango and strawberry
marshmallows), and you can pre-order from a larger variety, listed on their website.
I think the best part about Bea's is the lunch menu. It changes daily,
includes a variety of salad, sandwiches, quiche, roasted veg, roasted meat,
soup and some kind of bake. You can get a small take-away box (plenty
big enough) with three of those choices for just £5 - and that's £5 much
better spent than on some pre-made boxed sandwich.
Their cupcakes really are as a good as they look, and I'll admit it (quietly) -
I think cupcakes are overrated and usually form over substance.
Bea's is also currently hosting a number of classic movie nights,
often with American-themed food, at the Maltby Street location.
(Photos from Bea's of Bloomsbury)
Ratings: (numbers out of 10, £ out of 4)
Price: £ to ££
Overall experience: 8