A special day meant being taken out and treated to lunch and cake. Jeanette’s Cakery is influenced by the 1940s and 1950s. It is a really cute cafe decorated with bird wallpaper, bunting, fairy lights, flowers in Colman mustard tins and pale blue cushioned seating. There is even a jukebox.
At the back of the cafe is the kitchen where all of the baking magic happens. All of the cakes are baked fresh daily at Jeanette’s Cakery. The food that is displayed is all covered and in glass cabinets which we always like to see. This cafe pays attention to all detail from the quality of food, displays, decor and friendly welcoming staff.
There is the extra effort made by the staff that contributes to the cafe’s theme. They are beautifully dressed in the themed attire. The staff are so personal and make your time at the cakery feel very special. They don’t rush you at all and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
As Jeanette’s Cakery is a cake shop, it is extremely tempting to go straight for the cakes and treats. But we thought to try to do the sensible thing and start with some savoury food. So a decision was made where we came to a happy medium by starting with savoury food paired with a sweet drink.
It had to be one of the speciality drinks, the Unicorn Hot chocolate. This was just delightful and beautifully presented. The hot chocolate was layered with whipped cream, big and small marshmallows and made sparkly with a topping of confetti and glitter. It’s always magical to have a bit of sparkle! To top it off, a flake was on the side. It had been a long time since a hot chocolate was had. Jeanette’s Cakery did the hot chocolate real justice. It was such a rich hot chocolate but not sickly or overpowering.
Lunch started with a toastie. It was great to have the option to have the toastie with salad, coleslaw and crisps or soup. The pesto, mozzarella and tomato toastie came made with brown bread as requested. It was cut into triangles. For some reason, sandwiches always seem to taste better when they are in triangles. The bread was perfectly toasted and the mozzarella with the pesto and tomato worked well together.
To accompany the toastie, the soup was chosen. It was a creamy flavoursome tomato soup. It came in a vintage style bowl. A toastie and soup lunch is classic but makes for a great lunch.
Onto the sweet end to the lunch at Jeanette’s Cakery. A special treat of Victoria sponge cupcake was had. The light sponge, jam and cream was a winning combination and perfectly indulgent. There was just the right amount of the cream and jam to go with the moist sponge.
Jeanette’s Cakery also does coffees, loose leaf teas, Yummy Yorkshire ice cream shakes, ice cream floats, and Afternoon Teas. It would be an absolute delight to return to Jeanette’s Cakery to try more of their cake treats and the Afternoon Tea.
Something slightly different and great is that the staff at Jeanette’s Cakery not only have an amazing cake shop, they also are a close-harmony group called Peggy-Sue and The Cupcakes!
Jeanette’s Cakery, 58-60 Bingley Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 4SDRating: