The Lily Vanilli Bakery
At the weekend me and my chums set off for a mince around the markets of East London, with the primary objective of sampling some of the goods from the new bakery run by kooky baker and author of A Zombie Ate My Cupcake, Lily Vanilli.
Situated just off the famous Columbia Road flower market, the new shop sells a small range of treats, with the menu varying every week. The bakery itself is quite small but the shabby chic decor gives it a very cosy feel and we were jammy enough to grab a few seats in the corner without needing to wait.
Having all skipped breakfast and trudged through the rain from the tube station – the freshly baked sausage rolls were first on our hit list. This was no Greggs-style porcine product – it was a crispy, golden roll made with top quality sausage meat from none other than The Ginger Pig. Thankfully for pescetarian Kat, there was also a NOsage roll on offer.
Not content with a much-needed brunch we ordered cakes for afters – between us we opted for the Victoria sponge with fresh berries, a slice of the passionfruit, almond and poppyseed cake and a buttercream-topped cupcake.
Kate, Kat and I are all camera-toting, cake-loving wordsmiths so we’d all taken photos of our food for blogging purposes faster than you can say “what the hell are those three nutters in the corner doing”. The food was all fantastic, so I’ll definitely be returning to sample some more of the grub and if you haven’t been yet, then I highly recommend a visit.
The Lily Vanilli Bakery is at 6, The Courtyard, Ezra Street, London, E2 7RG and is open every Sunday 8.30am-4.30pm.
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