Peggy Porschen Cakes

Restaurants, Snack bars Belgravia
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Peggy Porschen Cakes

Peggy Porschen made a name for herself in the wedding-cake business because of her great artistry, particularly her eye for detail and ephemeral sugar decorations. Now those of us who are not overpaid celebrities or imminently betrothed can enjoy Peggy’s cakes with a cuppa in her exquisite new café in genteel Belgravia.

The parlour’s candy- floss-coloured exterior, large Georgian windows and warm glow makes it stand out, even by comparison with the adjacent Baker & Spice or Poilâne. Inside the café’s a play of pastel sugary hues, pale furniture and porcelain tableware made to Peggy’s specifications. It looks neat and well coordinated.

The cakes are almost retro, with nostalgic names such as banoffee, cream caramel, or ‘lemoncello’ (sic). What we tried ranged from pleasant-enough to cross-town-for-delicious. The sticky toffee cupcake made a nice contrast between the earthy walnuts and the tart cream-cheese topping. The gluten-free blueberry muffin (made by nearby Piece of Cake, we were told) had a moist, open texture, so difficult to achieve without wheat.

The fruit cake – dark, plump and boozy – may be the best in town; the grown-up chocolate truffle cake with quality bitter ganache was satisfying, if less memorable. The only slight disappointment was the spicy, raisin oat cookie, full of buttery flavour, but too brittle in texture.

Peggy’s tea blends, inspired by her cakes, are special in their own right; the gingerbread blend tasted like a liquid cookie, warming on a frosty day. Confectionery to take away includes fruit jellies (such as raspberry or Champagne); shaped cookies with icing on top such as rubber ducks, hearts, and shoes; silver-coated candle holders; Peggy’s own range of wedding stationery; her baking books; and, of course, the celebration cake-ordering service. Cake-making classes are also planned. The prettily dressed staff are accommodating and knowledgeable.


Venue name: Peggy Porschen Cakes
Address: 116 Ebury St
Opening hours: Open 10am-6pm Mon-Thur; 10am-7pm Fri, Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Victoria tube/rail or Sloane Square tube
Price: Tea and cake for two: around £15
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Laura G

I was really looking forward for my visit to Peggy Porschen after seeing what she can do to a wedding cake. But, as it usually happens, expectation is a killer. I visited on a busy Saturday so the staff was friendly enough, but just trying to survive the rush from cake-o'clock. The cakes looked nice, but on the small size considering the price you pay. I hanged on to the premium location and ingredients, and ordered a slice of the salted caramel cake with 3 different sponges stacked up to form the cake. While I could really taste the salted caramel between layers, the sponges were dry and dense - maybe to hold on all the stacking a wedding cake needs? Over all, I pushed myself to finish my small slice, even thought the environment was pleasant and entertaining enough. From what I've read, maybe the cupcakes have a better chance to stand out.

NakedPRGirl Claire

There's a pink cupcake shop in Belgravia that's straight out of a Disney fairytale and it's called Peggy Porschen. Situated on the corner of Elizabeth Street; it's like a candy coloured gateway to sugar heaven that's so popular that married couples often head their way for a newly wed snap shot. You can sit outside of this slice of heaven in Belgravia and watch the elite go by. Or you can sit inside with a cup of tea and peruse the books, treats and delights inside. The cakes are beautifully baked and you'll find old favourites like red velvet alongside slices of dreamy vanilla cakes. The street also has plenty of specialist shops to peruse so making it a pleasing way to spend a few hours and within ten mins walk of Victoria and Sloane Square tubes. So...I'll meet you down there for a mid morning sweet treat...tomorrow good? ;-)


The cakes look fantastic and the cupcakes are delicious in this cake parlour in Belgravia. My favorite is the banoffee cupcake. You can take away or eat in one of the few small tables inside or outside. 

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