Combining Jocelyn Hancock’s love of all things sweet and her passion for fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Cake & Bake offers everything from baked goods and take away salads to salami, jam and pickled vegetables, plus smooth coffees to pair with a pastry. Stay a while and tuck into lunches like caramelised onion, roast pumpkin, mushroom, eggplant and parmesan pizettes or Kingaroy chickpea, eggplant and lemon salad, or just grab a focaccia, tart or quiche for lunch on the go. And some vanilla slice, a few biscuits and maybe a piece of the signature West End brownie, just for good measure.
As the name suggests, however, the cakes are the star of the show. You could try to resist, but we all know you’ll be walking out with a slice of carrot and walnut cake with orange cream and seeded toffee pieces, or maybe the chocolate and roasted hazelnut cake with dark ganache and dried rose petals.
In the pantry along the back wall, you’ll find more varieties of Hancock & Farm jams, compotes and relishes than you could dream of, along with take home packs of biscuits, meringues and nougat. Though whether they make it home is another matter.