A few months ago, East Sheen welcomed a new bakery to its ever-growing selection of small shops on Sheen Lane. On its opening day, the Cavan Bakery - already established in various locations across South-West London - welcomed East Sheen's locals by handing out 500 free fresh loaves of bread. From that day on my husband and I were won over and have been back regularly for their crusty bread and delicious cakes.
Every time I wander by, I'm tempted by the mouthwatering display of cakes and treats in the window. From traditional iced fingers and Belgian buns, to carrot cake and ginger bread men. Everything always looks so fresh and tasty, and that's because all of their bread, cakes and pastries are freshly baked daily and have been since 1929 when the family business was established.
As well as bread and cakes, the bakery also sells hot savouries such as sausage rolls, plus pre-made sandwiches and drinks. It's ideal if you work locally and need to grab lunch on the go, and is so much tastier than a pre-packaged sandwich from the nearby Tesco Express. The company also provide catering to events and parties, and will bake celebration cakes to order. They supply to wholesalers and farm shops in the surrounding area too. For more information check out their website.
Everything in Cavan Bakery is pretty good value, which is surprising given its South-West London location. For example, an iced bun is just £1, a slice of carrot cake £1.65, and a huge loaf of bread packed with pumpkin seeds is £2.95.
Located a mere stone's throw from both Mortlake train station and East Sheen high street, Cavan Bakery is the perfect pit-stop for commuters, locals and passers-by alike. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up-to-date with their pictures and goings on.