Freshly Baked Artisan Cakes, Biscuits and Pastries

Posted on 16 July, 2019

Set back from the swathes of colourful blooms in the garden centre, sits our bustling yet relaxing Garden Café. Mornings see the café kitchen whirr into life when our specialist bakers arrive. A quick peek behind the scenes reveals the rolling of fresh pastry, clanking of pots and slicing of fresh fruits. Made daily by hand, each cake, biscuit and pastry is also inspired by our surroundings; the seasons, local ingredients and our own ethos of honest food made to the highest of standards. Beautiful baking adds to the very heartbeat of what we do, and we take the time to develop our very own signature style of cakes and treats, which we have become renowned for.

Each morning, as the plants are being watered, batches of daily baked scones are brought out of the kitchen to sit beside an array of delightful and colourful patisserie. One look at the variety available reveals the reason why they are so popular. What's more, a convenient take away box can house extra patisserie for you to enjoy at your leisure, whether it be with friends or family - so you can enjoy a little bit of Beetham anywhere you choose. Freshly brewed speciality teas and coffees are served together with cold traditional lemonades and more; we even have prossecco and wine by the glass if you're feeling really indulgent. The perfect cake deserves the perfect drink!

We love the quiet moments of much needed refreshments, and in the summer months it's lovely to pick a shady spot in the garden. We like to tuck ourselves away from the bustle of the day with a selection of our wonderful cakes. Our almondies, decorated with toasted almonds, are a perfect smaller sweet delicacy to enjoy with tea. We couldn't resist our outrageously sumptuous plum custard tart - creamy soft custard and twist of juicy plum encased in a buttery pastry - extremely moreish! Our fruit pastries are made for cutting in two - perhaps to swap for a piece of our generously portioned lemon, lime and ginger cheesecake. All enjoyed with a smooth and perfectly balanced latte from the café. For the traditionalist it would be sacrilege not to choose a fruit scone; the perfect balance of rise, colour and soft texture with traditional Cornish clotted cream and fruity jam, make for a quintessentially British delight. It's really a question of whether you put the jam on first or the cream! Don't forget you can also pick up extra scones together with freshly baked daily bread in our Food Hall.

We've teamed our wonderful patisserie with the gorgeous rustic style of Garden Trading and nkuku goods; available here at Beetham Nurseries, and if you're a baker at heart too, then we also have plenty of fantastic contemporary cook books. However you like to enjoy your drinks and cakes, we've got it covered. It's the small moments that make life really enjoyable, so make sure you pop into our café soon, where we of course serve much more including an array of breakfast and lunch options. Enjoy!