Our Top London Sweet Treats
If you want to treat yourself to something sweet, London is the place to be. The handmade pastries, tarts and cakes in the window of Feya in Marylebone will draw you in. The new café is a team effort, between the Finnish cookbook author and Instagram star Virpi Mikkonen and the patisserie chef Zahra Khan, who is a graduate of Gordon Ramsay’s Tante Marie cookery school in Surrey.
Dishes are made up of artfully arranged flower petals and colourful ingredients such as blue algae and dragon fruit. Go for cake, croissants or doughnuts and linger over Kusmi tea. Ozone coffee or a beetroot latte. The interior is just as pretty with its white cherry blossom- tree installation. If the sun is shining, grab a seat outside
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When it comes to presentation, Dominique Ansel Bakery between Belgravia and Victoria gives Feya a run for its money. Named the world’s best pastry chef in 2017, Dominique Ansel is credited for inventing the Cronut; a croissant and doughnut hybrid. The flavour changes each month and they are made fresh each morning. Alternatively, opt for afternoon tea on the garden terrace or inside by the open kitchen. Other sweet treats include macarons, Eton mess, Earl Grey mousse made with lemon curd and blackberry ganache, and cookie shots – cookies lined with chocolate and filled with Tahitian vanilla milk.
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If that’s got you craving for more, then swing by Grom, which has just opened in Piccadilly Circus. Its sorbet is made with fruit grown on the company’s organic farm in Piedmont, northern Italy, while the ice cream is made with spring water, milk and cream from the area. All the produce is churned daily and free from artificial additives