Sour lemon cake (Or: Surprises at Marks & Spencer)

So as I mentioned in previous blog posts, Marks & Spencer has been open since February 20th in The Hague. I’ve been there three times now and still haven’t stopped to look at the clothes… I guess it really revolves around the British food offerings.

Marco and I decided to head over there at lunchtime for some coffee. I staked out a table (a requirement usually, as it’s still pretty busy) while he went to get coffee for me and a cappuccino for him. He also came back with lemon cake. (Side note: they had a lot of different cakes and more hearty foods like the British fish & chips and the Dutch toasties, but less things in the middle like croissants).

coffee at Marks & Spencer Den Haag

coffee and cappuccino (the lemon cake is hiding in the shadows to the right)

The lemon cake was definitely a surprise in terms of sourness. I love sour candy, so for me that is a pleasant surprise. The top was covered in icing which was definitely the highlight for sourness, but even the cake itself was still pretty sour. I still pucker my lips just thinking about it!

The cafe itself is on the top floor. All of the tables are by the window, although it might have been better to make the seating area a bit bigger to get more tables in there as it is usually pretty busy. Due to the way the building is constructed you don’t have the best of views outside (Hema is still the best for people watching) so here it is mostly to sit and bask in the sun while the time of day is right.

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