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“Pleasant and friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of For the Love of Cake

For the Love of Cake
59a Frogmore Street, Abergavenny, Wales
01873 850009
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Ranked #13 of 74 Restaurants in Abergavenny
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is without doubt the nicest cafe in Abergavenny. It has a lovely ambience enhanced by fantastic coffee, exceptional cakes and wonderful light lunches. All this is supported by friendly staff.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best Cake Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Coffee and cake to die for.
Don't be tempted by the Chain Coffee house up the road with inflated prices for small portions.
Find this shop and enjoy REAL "Home Made" cakes and good Coffee or Tea served by people who care.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Warm service from skilled craftspeople”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A tiny shop hidden away on Abergavenny high street, For the Love of Cake is appropriately named: as soon as you step inside you will understand that these people are skilled in the craft of cake making. The cakes, which can be bought in the shop or made to order, look as beautiful as they taste. These cakes have won numerous awards, as well as a visit from The Hairy Bikers.

Tastefully decorated in a shabby-chic style, the coffee shop offers sandwiches, toasties, presses, cordials, teas and coffees as well as the cake. The board outside claims this shop serves the best coffee in town. As a slurper rather than a connoisseur, I couldn't tell you if this is true but it tastes good to me. The tea is served loose-leaf in a mini infuser which makes a simpleton like me feel special, and in tune with the shop's decor all food and drink is served on pretty china. You can also pick up cute little bits and bobs in the shop such as decorations and home-made jams.

Aside from the food and drink itself the service is delightful. Staff are friendly, helpful and seem genuinely happy to be there. The best attempt is always made to cater to requests, and food is brought to your table unlike most coffee shops these days. Even more unusually you can pay at the end of your visit rather than upfront. There are a couple of small tables outside which are ideal for a sunny day or for dog owners, although smokers are asked to refrain from lighting up in these seats.

Downsides? The shop is very small so wouldn't be suitable for wheelchair users, larger parties or anyone else that requires extra space. Also there is no toilet which is rather a drawback, but the town's public loos are only one minute's walk away just across the road, and in my experience the staff don't mind if you nip out and come back to your food or drink if you need to use them.

Overall I would highly recommend this cosy and unique coffee shop, especially if you are out on your own or in a couple and fancy a slice of the best cake in town.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“for the love of cake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

my wife and I have visited this little heaven a few times. if you like cakes this is the place for you. a lovely quiet place to have a nice cup of tea/coffee, with very pleasant staff.Didnt think it was very cheap,but as the saying goes-you get what you pay for!

Visited July 2013
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yummy cake and friendly service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

A favourite haunt of mine. The cake is delicious and there's always a good and varied selection. Friendly staff. Laid back, cosy atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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