5 of the Best Cake Shops in Mayfair

Sometimes, we all want to treat ourselves or our loved ones. And who doesn't love cakes, pastries and other sweet delights?

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Sit back in some of Mayfair’s most beautiful cafes, restaurants and dining rooms, and enjoy your sweet treats with a cup of tea cup or coffee; or go all out with a glass of Champagne or a fabulous cocktail. It’s all waiting for you in one of Mayfair’s beautiful cake shops!

The best cake shops in Mayfair cater to all tastes and styles. Whether you’re after a heavy cream-filled eclair, or a healthy vegan option, Mayfair has a wide selection of cafes, patisseries and bakeries, all waiting to tempt your taste buds with their incredible savoury and sweet snacks. So let us guide you through the streets of this little neighbourhood, as we bring you our selection of top 5 best cake shops in Mayfair.

The Connaught Patisserie, Mayfair

The Connaught Patisserie, Mayfair

Where? The Connaught Hotel, Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 2AL
What? cakes and pastries crafted by Chef Nicolas Rouzaud and his team of patissiers
Website: https://www.the-connaught.co.uk/restaurants-bars/the-connaught-patisserie/

Why you should get a cake from here: Nestled into the side of the iconic 5-star Connaught Hotel, lies the Connaught Patisserie. Created by AB Rogers Design, and run by executive pastry chef Nicolas Rouzaud and his team of patissiers, this quaint little cake shop is open 7 days a week for you to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Pop into this stunning and beautifully executed retro patisserie for your morning croissant or pain au chocolat. Alternatively, pick up a Danish of the Day for a truly naughty treat. Or if you’re after something a little more on the salty side, the Connaught Patisserie also has a selection of fantastic homemade savoury scones, sandwiches and baguettes.

If you have a very special occasion coming up, then you can commission the Connaught Patisserie to make large cakes for your event. Finally, along with the traditional tea, coffee and hot chocolate, visitors to the Connaught Patisserie can enjoy a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne, mimosas or a refreshing, non-alcoholic Gamay grape juice.

Pasticceria Marchesi, Mayfair

Pasticceria Marchesi, Mayfair

Where? 117 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 3LA
What? sweet, petite designer dessert boutique from Milan established in 1824
Website: https://www.pasticceriamarchesi.com/gb/en.html

Why you should get a cake from here: If you like your treats with a side helping of history, head to Pasticceria Marchesi on Mount Street. This Milan-based patisserie was started back in 1824, and continues to champion traditional Italian sweet treats, pastries and cakes in its many stores around the world. However, visitors to London can only find Marchesi’s signature chocolates, candies and baked goods in one location, and that’s the patisserie’s flagship store in Mayfair.

The building itself is a testament to Marchesi’s Italian roots, and the dark wood-panel and black and gold colour scheme makes a visit to Pasticceria Marchesi feel like a trip back in time.

Choose from Italian staples, such as panettone and Tarta Aurora. And, depending on the time of day, you can also wash everything down with one of Marchesia’s signature aperitivo milanese.

Everbean Cafe, Mayfair

Everbean Cafe, Mayfair

Where? 30 Avery Row, Mayfair, W1K 4BB
What? Laid-back cafe with coffee, pastries, a mezzanine level and outdoor seating area
Website: https://www.everbean.co.uk/

Why you should get a cake from here: With homemade healthy breakfasts and delicious handcrafted cakes, a visit to the Everbean Café on Avery Row is the perfect way to start your day.

Pick up a cup of your favourite coffee, tea or soft drink, and take a seat in Everbean’s lively and modern café. Alternatively, if the London weather permits, you can pop out onto Everbean’s decked terrace and enjoy your breakfast or snack in the beautiful surroundings of Mayfair.

Some of our favourite treats include the lemon drizzle cake, millionaire’s shortbread and the fantastic vegan pistachio fruit cake. There’s also a great selection of fresh sandwiches, daily salads, organic soups, quiches and tarts.

Open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5pm, and Saturdays 10am to 6pm, you can also enjoy late afternoons at Everbean. Here you can replace coffee and tea with beer and wine, or try out one of their tasty cocktails, like the espresso martini or ‘The Bee’s Knees’.

Plants by Deliciously Ella, Mayfair

Plants by Deliciously Ella, Mayfair

Where? 18 Weighhouse Street, Mayfair, W1K 5LU
What? Modern café serving plant-based breakfasts, lunches, cakes and pastries
Website: https://deliciouslyella.com/plants/

Why you should get a cake from here: Championing plant-based foods is Plants by Deliciously Ella on Weighhouse Street. Stop by this vibrant and buzzy little restaurant to find nutritious lunches and dinners, and absolutely exquisite sweet and savoury delights.

With breakfast, lunch and dinner all offered by Plants by Deliciously Ella, you can spend an entire day picking over the fabulous menu here. But where this eatery really shines is with its desserts and cakes.

The carrot loaf with cardamom jelly and candied nuts is absolutely out of this world, and the madeira and apricot mille feuille is to die for. And of course, no dessert menu would be complete without catering to the chocolate lovers out there, with Deliciously Ella’s signature chocolate torte with creme fresh, roasted hazelnuts and raspberries.

Claridges, Mayfair

Claridges, Mayfair

Where? Claridge’s Hotel, Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR
What? Traditional afternoon tea set in an iconic local landmark and 5-star hotel
Website: https://www.claridges.co.uk/restaurants-bars/

Why you should get a cake from here: if you want to take your sweet treats to the next level, then book in afternoon tea at the world-famous Claridge’s hotel on Brook Street.

The quintessentially British activity of afternoon tea has been perfected by the team at Claridge’s and guests here can enjoy an offering of finger sandwiches, scones, pastries and macaroons everyday from 2.45pm to 5.30pm. And of course, to compliment all of these little delights, you can enjoy everything with lashings of traditional English tea, or even a glass of fizz with Claridge’s famed Champagne Afternoon Tea.

Enjoy your afternoon tea in Claridge’s stunning Foyer & Reading Room and, don’t forget, if you want to treat a loved one to a fabulous afternoon at this 5-star icon of a hotel, there’s also the option to purchase gift cards from the Clardige’s website.