If you’re on Instagram, then you will probably have seen various influencers and bloggers hitting up the chic bakery, Peggy Porschen’s Cakes, specialising in cute cakes, pretty cupcakes, other sweet treats, drinks of which ranges from teas to champagne.
For months, I’d been seeing pictures of it all over my social media, so my interest grew.
A while ago, a close friend of mine suggested we hit it up, see what all the hype is about and find out if it is just all pretty looks with not much else. We went when the flowers were in bloom, the sun was beaming down on us and the sky was a gorgeous, bright shade of blue.
Once there, we were seated on the only empty table by the window, looking out into the street and seats outside. The place was brimming with people, resulting in a pretty long line from the doorway. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait long and after eyeing the cakes displayed at the counter, flipping through the menu, we both ordered a slice of cake and hot chocolate each.
The sponge of the cake was light, the hot chocolate quite warm, not hot, chocolatey and frothy–but I have had better. A slice of the layer cake costs £6.75 whilst the hot chocolates were £4.75 each, which is ridiculous. But I won’t lie, I was totally enamoured with the pale pink crockery. They’re so adorable!
Everywhere around us, the detailing of the café was all pink and floral, totally gorgeous. Whilst I did somewhat enjoy the cake and I found it to be soft, really liking the layer of raspberry jam and vanilla bean buttercream, it wasn’t as amazing as I thought it would be. It was nowhere near as magical as the expectations Khadija and I had in our heads. I ended up feeling a little sick after finishing off my slice and the drink–it was all too sweet. In the words of Cheryl Cole, too much of anything can make you sick. Peggy Porschens’s, whilst good, is overrated and too expensive for what we get. And the wait definitely isn’t worth it either. Peggy Porschen’s is 3.5 stars out of 10, for sure.
For a place that’s so popular, it certainly didn’t live up to the hype (unless you count all the pretty pictures). I wouldn’t go there again. But do I recommend it? Sure, if you want some cute aesthetic Insta posts. But to spend your money on something that doesn’t fill you up, but only makes you feel sick? Not worth it. There are better places out there that are aesthetically pleasing, with good food that you’ll love to have again.
Have you been to Peggy Porschen? What did you think of it? And if you have recommendations of other places to try, let me know!