Paul A Young, EC3V 3LP
- 020 7929 7007
- 20 Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street, EC3V 3LP
- 9am-6:30pm Mon-Wed; 9am-7pm Thu; 9am-6:30pm Fri; closed Sat-Sun
Their focus is on chocolate truffles made with fresh ingredients; these are not long-life, but should be eaten as soon as possible after purchase and at the most within a week. Some of the truffle flavours are produced year-round, while others are seasonal.
Kake visited in March 2011 and bought a selection of truffles (£15 for nine of your choice) to share with Sarah and Jo. Port and stilton truffles were disappointingly lacking in stilton-ness; none of us could detect it, which was a bit of a let-down to our expectations. Sea-salt caramel truffles were better, with a beautifully fresh dairy taste. Cassis truffles were also good, with a complex, not-too-sweet flavour.
They also offer hot chocolate to take away (£3.95 for a decent-sized takeaway cup); you can customise this to your liking with the half a dozen spices on offer. It wasn't bad, but far too sweet for Kake's taste, making it something of a struggle to finish.
Accessibility: A step up to get in, and it's quite small inside.