We recently visited Earth cake in Bristol for a spot of afternoon tea. They are relatively new vegan bakers that are based on North Street in Bedminster. It seems that the vegan cake scene in Bristol in on the up, with lots of well-established venues introducing vegan afternoon tea menus to run adjacent to their own. Earth cakes however, only sell produce that is entirely vegan and I have been eager to see how they compare.
I took my good friend along with me who was excited to go as she is also intolerant to dairy like me, and hadn’t had a “proper cake” in a while. We arrived on a sunny Sunday afternoon. At the front of the café they have a display of sandwiches, sausage rolls and cakes etc. on offer, which all looked delicious. The dining area is situated at the rear and this consists of 3 tables in total. So it is small, but it is quaint.
The set up for our afternoon tea was pretty straight forward – you get sandwiches with 3 different fillings, a selection of cakes and then your scones with jam and cream. It all came served on a pretty 3 tired platter.
We started at the bottom, with an arrangement of sandwiches and wraps all with very colourful fillings. I hadn’t had vegan cream cheese before but I really liked it. The beetroot humus was also very tasty. We asked for the wraps in addition to sandwiches as my friend has a yeast intolerance and is unable to have the bread… the café was very accommodating with this and was more than happy to make some alterations to the menu for us.
The cakes were also lovely, an assortment of chocolatey and creamy little offerings. My favourite was the chocolate and peanut butter cup. I’m still surprised that no milk or eggs were involved in baking; the waitress explained that they use coconut and soy milk to create the cakes
Nestled on the top were the scones and they were warm, fresh and ready to demolish. They tasted great and held their shape very well, there’s nothing worse than a scone that crumbles’ away when you cut it. Again, it was surprising that they were dairy and egg free.
I have to say we were both really impressed with our afternoon tea and would definitely recommend this place – if you’re vegan or dairy intolerant this place is what you need in your life. But to be honest even if you’re not, you will still like this place and be able to appreciate that they make really yummy cakes.