Penny Four’s bakes a small range of cakes and pastries as well as sweets. The Leatherwood honeycomb was particularly good, served cold with a drizzle of milk chocolate coating the outside.
The rhubarb danish was nice, a little heavier and more chewy than some. The sticky bun was fantastic, honey flavoured with the light crunch of nuts.
Penny Four’s rhubarb danish, sticky bun, honeycomb
The prices are reasonable and the service was super friendly. Give them a try!
Swedish Tarts Patisserie – Scab Cake
Swedish Tarts Patisserie, on Semaphore Road, Semaphore, is my favourite café. Reasonable prices for unique food. They have a Swedish theme, with Elder-flower soda, and lots of smoked salmon and marzipan in their dishes (not at the same time!). I’m a fan of the Elder-flower soda. The picture at the top of this post is the Scab Cake. An ugly name for a delicious cake, with marzipan flavoured patisserie and chewy hazelnut based cake rounds alternately layered. Served with a dollop of heavy cream, it is perfection.
Aside from the wonderful cakes, all of which I would recommend, they have a yummy selection of flat breads. These flatbreads are baked in-house and filled with different combinations of ingredients. My favourite is the smoked salmon, capers, dill, cream cheese combination. Coming in second would be the parmesan, bacon, sun-dried tomato and rocket. I visit quite often.
Recently Swedish Tarts Bakery has opened, on Findon Road opposite the Fire Station.
Chicken, Lentil pies
This is a picture of the chicken and lentil pies served at the bakery. They also have magnificent cakes, and obviously closer to those who live south. They are definitely worth a visit.
All in all, a great way to enjoy a Saturday morning, with fresh food served in an interesting way. Highly recommended.