Hidden in the sterile glass and steel complex of Battersea Reach, Cake Boy offers comfort and colour in an otherwise stark setting. Here, French pastry chef Eric Lanlard, best known for his special-occasion cakes, entices the sweet-toothed with smaller bites of his creations. One side of Cake Boy boasts a modern open kitchen with white counters, pink stools, and bright blue walls where monthly cooking classes are held. The other side is a lush lounge with pink and orange armchairs, black wallpaper adorned with pink roses, and a back wall lit with twinkling lights. Although tempted to order a savoury tart or sandwich, we were distracted by the beautiful array of sweets on cutesy cake stands. Coffee eclair looked gorgeous, decorated with chocolate coffee beans, but didn’t live up to its presentation and was disappointingly soggy. Satisfyingly rustic apricot and pistachio tart, however, was baked to a tasty golden brown. We perched at a counter overlooking the courtyard where another couple quietly enjoyed the afternoon in style with pastries and wine. Service was brisk, but efficient.
|Venue name:||Cake Boy||Contact:|
|Cross street:||Battersea Reach|
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9am-6pm Sat.|
|Transport:||Tube: Wandsworth Town rail|
|Price:||Main courses £4.20-£4.80.|
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