Going gluten free doesn’t mean you have to cut out all tasty treats. To get my sweet fix I headed to The Artisan Bakery in Islington.
A short walk from Highbury & Islington station is the cute, cosy and totally gluten-free cafe. The shabby chic interior matches the rustic feel of the food.
They had a huge selection of cakes, cookies and croissants! I chose a slice of coffee and caramel sponge cake.
Unfortunately, I was disappointed with my choice.. Although the cake was very moist and ticked the very important gluten-free box, it lacked flavour. Sometimes free-from cakes are dry and crumbly, but this coffee cake had a lovely texture. The frosting was sweet and sticky and made up for the bland sponge.
I was a bit disappointed with my visit to The Artisan, but I would like to go back and try one of their scrumptious looking pastries instead!
Maybe you really can’t have your cake and eat it…