Taking over the bakery scene is Peyton & Byrne, with stores across London. Visiting their popular Covent Garden bakery, I got a real taste for the popular brand, what they represent and what makes them so popular!
As most of us appreciate, impressions matter and it was clear to me that Peyton & Byrne follow the same standards. Beautifully presented, finishing touches inside and out of this bakery make it beautiful to look at, never mind eat in! With a sophisticated and understated look, it has a clean finish to it that somehow draws us in unknowingly.
Honestly, with the professionalism of the place, I was shocked to discover a handful of reasonable and charming deals to tempt me with. Some of the included a Chelsea bun or muffin with tea for £3.20, with some entire cakes, including the classic lemon drizzle, available for just £9.95, and other occasional cakes costing as little as double that. With a promise of 'the best speciality coffee in Covent Garden' proudly propped against its doors, one couldn't resist.
Despite being small in size, this doesn't deter from its extensive menu choice, ranging from Jaffa cakes, sponge cakes, tonnes of pastry options and even sprinkle cakes. Of course, you can pop in for a takeaway coffee too, as many I noticed do, perhaps commuters from work or people living local. Out of everything, I think what I love most about this place is the fact that despite occupying a few spots in London, it reserves a sense of being a family-run business, one that has its own identity.