Bea’s of Bloomsbury @ Theobald’s Road

Bea's of Bloomsbury

Dose Esporessoで食べたスイーツが美味しかったので、Theobald’s Roadにある仕入れ先のBea’s of Bloomsburyに行ってみた。交通量の多いTheobald’s Roadに面していて、特に何があるわけでもないエリアという立地条件だが、Time Out誌の「London’s Best Tea Rooms」「London’s Best Coffee」に選ばれた他、数々のメディアにも取り上げられた、隠れた名店。全ての商品は、厳選された材料を使って、毎日店内のオープン・キッチンで手作りされる。店先のウィンドーには、芸術的にデコレーションされたケーキが並び、カウンターには色とりどりのカップケーキやペイストリー(pastry/焼き菓子)、ケーキ類が並ぶ。スイーツの他、2時半までは日替わりランチやサンドイッチが食事類、2時半以降はTime Out誌で「ベスト・カジュアル・アフタヌーンティー」に輝いたアフタヌーンティーが£8で楽しめる。黒を基調にした、クラシック・モダンな店内にいくつかあるテーブルは、昼下がりのお茶とケーキを楽しんでいる人で満席。テイクアウトした、ドライフルーツ入りのケーキは、しっとりしていて甘さ加減もちょうどいい。Mが愛用のAlessi PINA エスプレッソ・メーカーで入れてくれたエスレッソとともに頂いた。美味しかった:)

We went to Bea’s of Bloomsbury on Theobald’s Road, as the sweets we had at Dose Esporesso were delicious. Located on busy Theobald’s Road in a boring area, but the cafe is a hidden gem. Everything in the cafe is produced eacy day in their open-plan kitchen using good quality ingredients (including coffee from Square Mile coffee). Bea’s is the winner of “London’s Best Tea Rooms” and “London’s Best Coffee” by Time Out magazine, and got many media coverages. You can see artistically decorated cakes displayed at the store windows, and colorful cupcakes, pastries and sweets are at the counter inside waiting for you. Other than these tempting sweets, you can also have daily lunch menus and sandwiches before 2:30 pm, and enjoy their award-winning “‘no-frills’ afternoon tea” (Time Out) for £8 thereafter. The interior is ‘classic modern’ style based on black. Few tables inside were all taken by the people enjoying afternoon tea and cakes. We had our take-out cake with dry fruits with M’s espresso made by his beloved Alessi PINA espresso maker. The cake was moist and perfect sweetness. Yummy – very satisfied.

Bea's of Bloomsburyl

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