Cake in Canterbury

My sisters and I decided that for Mum’s Christmas present we would take her for afternoon tea to enjoy some quality time with her three favourite daughters whilst also enjoying some quality cake. Ergo cake in Canterbury!

To do this we shot down to Canterbury to the quaint Tiny Tim’s Tearoom.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Tiny Tim’s is a local favourite, the queue for a table in this gorgeous little cafe is often out of the door.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

That’s not really a surprise when their window boasts such a delicious cornucopia of deliciousness.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

And the choice of temptation just multiplies when you walk through the door.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Our original plan was to come for afternoon tea, of which the options available all have the power to make you lick your lips.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

However, having not since an early breakfast and my stomach rumbling violently we decided instead to go down the full meal route – with cake of course.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Along with this, any place that has such a rich collection of hot chocolates does well in my book.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Excuse the blurry photo but the decoration is also adorable.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

I took the opportunity to take some family snaps.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Just when I thought I couldn’t take the chorus of the rumbling belly any longer the food arrived. Mum made the wise choice of eggs benedict, one dish I am determined to master myself at some stage.

 Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Justine and Katherine for the Welsh Rarebit, otherwise known to us common folk as cheese on toast. Whatever you want to call it, it was amazing – Katherine let me try a bit.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Me? I kept it simple with a damn good cheese omelette with side salad.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

The omelette was good, don’t get me wrong but this place is all about the cake!

I went for the lemon sponge with a spot of vanilla ice cream and it was, in a word, heavenly.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Mum is a sucker for a coffee cake.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

Katherine went for the more traditional afternoon tea option, scones with jam and cream.

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

I took a great photo of Katherine enjoying her scone but promised I wouldn’t share it.

However, she did take one of me to even the score and I have no issue showing my cake face… it was damn good cake after all!

Rachel Tries Life ¦ Cake in Canterbury

If you’re ever in Canterbury and having a sweet craving, you should definitely find your way to Tiny Tim’s!

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  1. March 1, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    Aw it looks lovely, really quaint and cosy! That sticky toffee pudding looked incredible, I might just have to make a little trip down to visit! Xx

    • March 1, 2015 / 4:15 pm

      You should! I love Canterbury, so different from the craziness of London xx

  2. March 1, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    That eggs benedict looks incredible. x

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