So I love a cake, ok I love lots of cake! Not going to lie the hardest thing about being vegan for me is not being able to just eat any old cake anymore.
But I love to go for afternoon tea with the girls and I am so thankful when I find a great tea room which can actually make a proper vegan tea. Believe me there have been some disastrous ones, one even gave me soggy (think water on the plate) once frozen red pepper sandwiches and actually no cake at all! Horrendous I know, but sadly true.
Today we went to Laura Kate’s in Welwyn. I have driven past so many times and it’s been on my list to visit for ages. Why oh why did I leave it so long? I could have been scoffing vegan deliciousness for months now. Probably actually great I have not been in before, seeing as I am struggling with this baby weight to be honest!
The tea room itself is small but lovely, so welcoming and beautifully decorated. It’s girly and pretty without being off putting for the males in your life that you may wish to share cake with. I adore the mid mash china, who on earth needs matching when you can have random floral and vintage prints. I’m a sucker for a floral teapot.
They have a large choice of teas on offer, as well as coffees and soft drinks. After ordering our teas, we were asked to choose a cupcake as part of our tea. How lovely to be able to choose even as a vegan! I never get choices, there is usually one option. But I could choose between raspberry cheesecake and chocolate & vanilla. The girls could not decide so shared lemon meringue, raspberry cheesecake and a chocolate cupcake. They were not disappointed.
The tea stands cane out and our faces lit up. The girls stand looked incredible
Mine was amazing, I had two scones, my chosen cup cake, a mini Victoria Sponge, a millionaires shortbread, and also something else incredibly delicious but I cannot for the life of me tell you what it was called! Sorry Laura Kate – it was delicious though, so maybe we can just rename it?! I had interesting sandwiches too, including falafel and also sun-dried tomato. They were super scrummy.
I cannot fault our afternoon – and I’m pretty critical. The service was just wonderful, such friendly staff, attentive but far from annoying. We wanted for nothing, were made to feel incredibly welcome, and very relaxed.
We shall definitely be returning, I have been raving about it to everyone who will listen.
What’s your favourite place for afternoon tea?