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by Kat Parr Mackintosh (subscribe)
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Published August 1st 2011
Behind the flower market on Columbia Road is Vintage Heaven. And behind Vintage Heaven is the Cakehole Cafe. A quiet, civilised place to escape everything that you don't like about modern London and modern life.

This little place is a real charmer. The décor is busy and eclectic, in a good way, and the cakes and their mini cuppa varieties taste homemade. Also in a good way.

The cafe is actually part of the back of the shop, so when I say small, I really mean it. This means that they have a limited selection of delicacies – soup in winter, but apart from that it's mostly tea and cake. But really what else do you need?

The fact that Vintage Heaven specialises in gorgeous vintage tea-sets and similar means that you'll be drinking your brew out of something pretty as well. This makes it feel all the more special. And reviving.
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Why? Quiet charm
When: Saturday 12 noon to 6.00pm & Sunday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Where: 82 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, London. E2 7QB
Cost: From around £2 for a tea and £7 for a cream tea
I visit Vintage Heaven/Cakehole Cafe nearly every weekend. Their cupcakes are divine. Last weekend I had Victoria Sponge, the weekend before that was Lemon Drizzle Cake. Their food is wonderful!
By ruth. - reader
Tuesday, 9th of August @ 09:20 am
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