Recently Kayleigh (my blogging buddy_ won an afternoon tea for tea over at the Curiously Wicked Dapper cafe in North Shields. CWP is an art deco themed cafe/bistro && it transported me right back to 1920.
Upon arrival we were taken to the reserved table by the window where we relaxed, chatting && soaked in the atmosphere. Ian then came over, introduced himself && offered us something to drink. There was a range of flavoured teas, coffees && prosecco; i opted for the classical english breakfast tea which came in a refillable teapot.
Whilst catching up && sipping tea, our cake stand arrived && we were introduced to Krystyna. She explained to us what we would be eating.
On the bottom of the stand was a stack of filled sandwiches which included tuna pate, mature cheddar with homage onion chutney, wiltshire ham with mustard mayonnaise && minted cucumber with cream cheese. The sandwiches were all really fresh, my favourite was definitely the wiltshire ham with mustard mayonnaise.
After eating the sandwiches we were then served warm madagascan vanilla scones with homemade raspberry jam && clotted cream. Oh my days, the raspberry jam needs to be bottle && sold worldwide because it was just so good.
(Not going to lie, it was a bad idea to write this post whilst hungry)
Then the final part of the stand was full off sweet goodies. We had chocolate caramel brownie, peruvian chocolate cake, cherry genoa && a pimms chocolate egg. I'm sure this is what heaven looks like, i mean just look at the egg! I didn't want to ruin it by eating it, i did cave && it was one of the most flavoursome mouth-watering things i've ever eaten. The chocolate caramel brownie && cherry genoa were amazing. The peruvian chocolate cake was a little rich for my tasting, it was that or i had over indulged already.
Everything at CWD is handmade on site so you can imagine how fresh everything is. On the CWD menu there is also a wide selection of savoury options. You can pop in for a cup of tea && a slice of cake, or get yourself their own version of a breakfast .
They were the first chocolatiers in the whole of England to be accepted as a full member of the Guild of Master craftsmen. They are also the only independent chocolatier in the North of England to have won a world class award with the Academy of Chocolate. Now that is something to be shouting from the rooftops. We also had the chance to sample their Irn Bru Chocolate, no i'm not imagining things, IRN BRU CHOCOLATE! you gotta try it!
Not only one of the most beautiful places I've been, the food, the atmosphere, Ian && Krystyna we're probably the most amazing people i've met.. If youre ever in the north east, want a chill environment and the most welcoming staff, get yourselves along here. I've been telling everyone about it!
Check them out on social media && trip advisor, trust me you won't regret it: