Marks & Spencer – Albert Street

Another one to cross off the list of establishments we’d yet to try coffee at, and I was more than pleasantly surprised to be honest. I opted for the usual decaf latte (medium for £2.45) whilst Kerry had an Americano (medium for £2.00) and we both went for the chocolate cake with salted caramel (£2.75), so just under £10 all in, and you got a tiny Christmas tree shaped biscuit with the coffees.

The coffee’s were a really good size, put some places (Wired) to shame, the large must be like a bucket! The latte was nice and smooth and not too frothy, I’d have theirs again for sure. Kerry enjoyed her’s too, says it wasn’t amazing but she would have it again.

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And then there is the chocolate cake…. it was superb, not too rich and sickly, moist and the perfect balance of sponge to filling / cream. The filling was salted caramel and was a new experience for both of us and really worked, had it been ‘normal’ caramel it may have made the cake overly sweet. The butter-cream icing was lovely too, had tiny chocolate balls on it and a solid icing thing on top.

The cafe itself was simple, clean and spacious, maybe inhabited by a more elderly clientèle than some places but that’s not a bad thing really, they are quieter than young people and less likely to have annoying children!

 

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