|me contemplating cake.|
One of the things that's nice about Dundee is that it has lots of wee, quiet streets, and on one of those, along with some nice vintage shops is T Ann Cake, and there we had our Saturday lunch. In the interest of honesty, I should tell you that I know of T Ann Cake because our friend Laura works there, but as you'll see from the blog and Facebook, it has a serious following.
|Laura came over to show us this, the 'most perfect coffee she|
had ever made. So I'm showing you all it's beauty.
As we arrived, the place was packed as usual(I Have gone on a whim a couple of times and it has been so jammed I couldn't be seated), but a couple were leaving a wee table in the back corner and we grabbed it. Sitting in the wee corner, you can see pretty much all of the shop, and it is lovely - red tables, different chairs, vintage lampshades, ROWS of glass cakestands, cosy chairs dotted around. (They also had a framed 'Drop Scones Not Bombs' tea towel, which reminded me I am coveting one!).
|Don't you want to live here?|
|lots of cake and glass and loveliness|
|The cosy corner :)|
It had been decorated for Christmas too, and so had bunting and pompoms and hearts and tiny santas, and handmade decorations hanging from branches attatched to the ceiling. It's sort of full of stuff but still spacious and light. I want to live there, and it's one of the few places I've gone where absolutely everything shouts 'this is me' to me.
|Bunting, hearts, bells and cake tins.|
|The entry corner - perfectly festive.|
And the food, oh the food. We had lunch, rather than just cake, and on that day one of the specials was mackerel rarebit. Dave had it and his exactly words were 'oh this is good, it is soooo good'. In the picture his hands are moving becuase he is annoyed at having to stop eating for more than five seconds. I had a brie, apple and red onion panini, and it was delicious and festive and melty.
Dave had a latte, and I had tea (obviously), an was pleased to see that their Earl Grey was from Tea Pigs. Both expertly made, and mine served very prettily. The best thing for me though was the cake. Pretty full from our yummy lunch, we had one cake to share, and chose to have a traybake. Dave is a big fan of mint flavoured things, so choosing the Bailey's and Creme de Menthe Chocolate slice was a no-brainer. The stuff was heavenly. Soft and creamy and a little bitter with coffee and mint flavour all through. YUM. By far the best minty chocolate thing I've ever had.
|The best minty chocolate thing ever TM|
The whole experience of the place left me completely content. It is ace. We spent a good hour and a half there, and you never feel rushed or invaded. It's cosy and relaxed and just lovely. It is definitely my new favourite place.