Would you ever travel three hours for a piece of cake? I did the day I went to the Absolute Taste Dome Café. The reason why is probably because of you.
That’s right. And, I’m going to explain why.
As a London blogger I get invited to a lot of events. I wish I could attend them all. It’s just not possible. Some are scheduled the same times as others. Some aren’t a good match for what the Sunny in London readers want to see.
The invitation to the Absolute Taste Dome Café was one of the best I have received. Like a few others you’ve seen me accept (White Mulberries Cafe- A Tale of Twitter Fun), it came through the almighty Twitterverse.
Apparently, I was the 5,000th follower of the Absolute Taste Twitter account in September. The irony of this is that I also hit 5,000 followers the same week, while I was in Florida. It was a Twitter match from the virtual gods, for sure.
Yes, I travelled 90 minutes one way from North London on several different trains to have this cake. Why?
I knew it would make a damn good story.
If you read Sunny in London often, you see that sometimes I receive complimentary meals and items. It’s not about the free stuff though. It’s about the experience. That’s how I decide where I’ll go and what I cover. Sometimes it doesn’t turn out as I had hoped, but being a blogger means you’re on a constant learning curve.
Visiting the Absolute Taste Dome Café was totally worth it. First, I learned about the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour, where the Dome Café and Design Café are located.
This is a gorgeous hub for designers in London.
The Dome Café is on the ground floor and is an extremely popular place for these professionals to grab a quick, delicious lunch.
However, the assistant manager Charlie sent me these a few days ago…
More importantly, I learned that Charlie is very devoted to making the experience for customers at the two food venues great. I was very impressed when he said that it means the most to him that customers are treated with manners and that both locations have a neat, clean appearance.
We’re going to of course assume that he’s 100% dedicated to quality food as well. 🙂
Facts about Absolute Taste Dome Café:
– Food is baked fresh at the Absolute Taste headquarters each morning and delivered around 10:30am. The fresh pastries usually sell out by 12pm.
– Types of sandwiches rotate on a weekly basis.
– Serving stops at 3pm.
– It’s been located at the Design Centre for about 9 years.
The Absolute Taste Design Café is also located in the Design Centre. It’s a full restaurant for lunch and closes at 5pm. There’s a charming bookstore next to the café that features books for design clientele.
Facts about Absolute Taste Design Café:
– Because it’s mostly used for business lunches, the alcohol selection is limited. In fact, they usually sell a total of one bottle of wine each day. Further, they just have bottled beer, no draft.
– The menu changes seasonally. The most popular item is the smoked haddock and fish cake hake. The Design Burger is always a hit too.
So, I’ll end this feature by saying thank you to Absolute Taste and my 5,000 tweeps. I appreciate being lucky enough to have my cake and Twitter followers too.
Have you ever had the Twitterverse reach out to you? Please do share your experience, Sunny friends!