Yesterday, following last months meet-up mix-up I finally managed to get together with the lovely girls from kerrycooks and makedoandspend. We all live relatively locally, love and blog about similar things. It seemed only fitting we embraced two of these great loves – cake, and shopping!
After meeting at the lovely new Cath Kidston shop in Nottingham (if you haven’t been in yet it’s a real treat, certainly their biggest store I’ve ever been in, 2 whole floors of loveliness) , we chanced our luck on getting a table at White Rabbit.
If you have not been White Rabbit Teahouse before, I heartily recommend giving it a try! It is one Nottingham’s tiniest tea rooms, but well worth trying for a table. They won’t let you queue as such (although taking a seat on the bench outside is perfectly acceptable if the resident rabbit will mooch up a little), nor can you book. I’d recommend either going earlier in the morning, or, if they are busy, ask how long it will be for a table, then have a mosy around some of the lovely shops nearby before popping back.
Fortunately we didn’t have to wait long for a table, and, as us bloggers do, immediately starting snapping away at all the cute decoration!
How cute are these rabbit salt and pepper shakers – complemented by a fresh floral sprig?
To drink – supporting the local economy – fresh Belvoir juice from a rabbit-themed glass…
…and to eat – oh the choice! Cakes all freshly homemade and absurdly different to pick just one.
So – between the 4 of us – we picked 4! All different, and all of us had a good taste of each one. I can heartily recommend their choca-mocha, blueberry, chocolate orange, and the day’s special, sticky toffee cake served with a jug the most delectable toffee sauce (as modelled by the lovely E from Make, Do and Spend).
We had a delightful afternoon, the staff were happy to let us sit, chat, photograph, ask questions, and ask for continual refills of tea from the beautiful china selection.
To finish off the afternoon, we wandered down to Station Street, and spent far too long browsing endlessly around the newly opened Hopkinson’s Vintage & Antique store. A great find and veritable treasure troves of all things old, from records, to jewellery, furniture to kitchenware (I rather fell in love with a wooden Edwardian cake stand…) and well worth a visit, but with 3 floors to look round, leave yourself plenty of time!
All in all – a truly delightful afternoon. Great to meet some new friends, try some new places, and wash it all down with a good cuppa 🙂
Too cute a photo not to share but not sure where to fit in above. Spot the rabbits… the inside of a pretty, pretty glass!