All over my Instagram account was a pink storefront in London. This pink façade was home to Peggy Porschen’s bakery and it was made for Instagram pictures. I added it to my “want to go” tab in Google maps months ago and when a stopover in London allowed me a couple of hours to catch up with friends I quickly suggested this spot. Which meant that yup, I was going to go to the most Instagram Worthy Bakery in London, Peggy Porschen’s.
A short walk from Buckingham Palace and an even shorter walk from Victoria Station, Peggy Porschen’s is right past the famous Dominique Ansel Bakery. If you’re wondering who Dominique Ansel is, he’s the guy that created the Cro-Nut, you know, part donut, part croissant. I digress. His bakery storefront is covered in flowers and also a worthy spot if you’re looking to add some color to your Insta gallery.
Right on the corner of Ebury and Elizabeth Street is the famous pink storefront. My friends and I grabbed a table and were ready to sample some goodies to see if this bakery lived up to its reputation. Which means we had to start with a pot of tea, because, this is England people.
I had the mixed berry tea and it was just okay, a bit too sweet for me. However, the serving dishes they use are soft pastel hues and I can appreciate a nice set. Plus the outdoor seating was perfect to chat the afternoon away with some old friends you haven’t seen in awhile on a shockingly sunny London day. I would giggle as I watched girls walk up in their very planned outfits, take their picture in front of the pink shop and just keep walking because let’s be real….we’ve all done it for the ‘gram.
The real stunners are the sweets inside though. Like I said, I was in London for a couple of hours which meant that I only had a bit of time before I had to hop back on a plane and make my way back to The States. Back home I had my honey waiting for me and in a constant effort to make her smile, I wanted to bring home some cupcakes. I picked out 5 different flavors. I picked Vanilla Salted Caramel, Vanilla Sprinkle, Red Velvet, Cookies n’ Cream and Strawberries & Champagne. My cupcakes were beautifully packaged and I was able to check out the bright, bustling interior of this small bakery while my goodies were being wrapped up.
By the time I made it back to the East Coast, it was nearly midnight and I had been up for over 24hrs, I was beat and a bit sad that I couldn’t muster up the energy to try the cupcakes I bought earlier in the day.
However….that meant that I as a grown adult was able to have cupcakes for breakfast with my honey. I was nervous that the flavor would be lost after a day but I was shocked to find that these cupcakes tasted absolutely incredible. They weren’t too sweet, the flavors were fresh and some of the cupcakes even had little surprises in them. An Oreo cookie at the bottom of the Cookies n’ Cream, Strawberry Jam in the middle of the Strawberry & Champagne cupcake, and perfectly salted caramel in the middle of the salted caramel. Even the Vanilla sprinkle that my girl and I shared at least 4 days later still tasted divine.
Sure you might just want to visit Peggy Porschen for an Instagram picture but don’t sleep on the cupcakes because they are some of the best I’ve ever had!
Have any cool Instagram worthy spots in London? Let me know in the comments!