With Easter around the corner it is that time of year again when many of us are attempting to give up chocolate, cake and all things sweet for lent for the fifth year running. If you’re having a hard time of it, maybe try cutting down on the crisps instead because you won’t be able to resist these cake shops on your travels in Europe!
Le Café Lenôtre, Paris
Paris is a patisserie heaven; it would be hard not to find a good pastry shop in the city that invented pastry. But the true ‘piece de resistance’, for those not afraid to spend a little extra for that quintessential Parisian experience, has to be Le Café Lenôtre on the Champs Elysées. Founded by one of the most influential pastry chefs in French culinary history, it is worth a visit even just to look at the mouthwatering masterpieces. From its famous double-decker macaroons to its signature Opera cake, once you step inside there is no holding back!
Teacup on Thomas Street, Manchester
Not only does this tea shop pride itself on its rainbow Battenberg and other creative cakes, its selection of teas is really something to behold. From its Heart of Love Blooming Flower tea to its Detox Hangover Tea, each one comes with a paragraph long description of its purpose an egg timer to make sure you get the perfect infusion. For a real treat and a taste of everything it is well worth ordering the Teacup special afternoon tea which includes one of these special loose leaf teas and a selection of sandwiches and their daily cakes for a bargain £14!
Café Diglas, Vienna
With desserts so impressive that customers take photos of them, you know this café in Vienna will have a tasty treat to hit the spot after a day of sight seeing. You might also have the pleasure of listening to the live music from the pianist to add a tune to your meal. Overall it is very popular for its traditional Austrian charm and although often busy, a great place to unwind with a coffee and cake. It wouldn’t be busy if it wasn’t so good!
During your European excursions check out the apartments provided by Go with Oh throughout Europe so you could bring back some of these tasty treats to enjoy in the comfort of your apartment each morning!