Picture of Bea's Of Bloomsbury, WC1X 8NW

Bea's Of Bloomsbury, WC1X 8NW

Cafe and cake shop on Theobald's Row, near Gray's Inn Fields, opened in early 2008. There's another branch near St Paul's in the City.

Inside, there are a few tables and what looks like a kitchen area up the stairs at the back of the shop. The decor is stylishly dark, though service is friendly.

They have a small selection of salads, quiches and the like, but the focus is clearly on the cakes. A range of spectacular creations is in the window, with all kinds of other ones arrayed along the counter inside — not just cakes, but muffins, biscuits, and a tempting cherry galette.

Having sampled one of their cupcakes (at £1.70 as of February 2008), Ewan can confirm it is a perfect moistness, with a lemony cream topping which isn't overwhelmingly sweet (like the ones from Peyton & Byrne) but light and fluffy. The spinach and stilton quiche I had was also excellent.

Accessibility: A small step up to get in. Not sure if there are further steps inside.

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Last visited by Ewan, 11 Feb 2008. Prices verified on that visit.
OS X co-ord: 530804 OS Y co-ord: 181915 (Latitude: 51.521013 Longitude: -0.116066)
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