Ever since the first time my grandmother and auntie baked a gorgeous homemade cake for my fourth birthday, I have been obsessed with baking and baked goods. I absolutely adore the smell of cake and if I could bottle that scent I would! This is the reason why I love Ten to Three Café and Bakery, freshly baked goodies that are not only absolutely gorgeous, but also incredibly tasty.
I have to admit that I discovered the place a bit late, but before finally knowing where it was located, I kept seeing people with gorgeous bags carrying their goodies through the city. So, needless to say, I was elated when I first entered their shop in the center of Rotterdam; the place takes you into a fantasy, almost Alice in Wonderland-like. According to their website, their peculiar name was inspired by the last lines of the poem “The Old Vicarage, Grantchester” by English poet Rupert Brooke which immortalizes the great tradition of afternoon tea.
Their selection of cupcakes, mini cupcakes, macarons, cake pops, muffins and whoopee pies is amazing! My favorite are the macarons which come in a variety of flavors such as lemon, rose and chocolate. The cupcakes are also delicious and you should not leave this place without trying the cookies and cream cupcake because it is simply amazing. Also, they offer breakfast, lunch and as they call it ‘Madhatter’s Tea Parties’ which is a fabulous twist on afternoon tea. Ten To Three is simply pastry magic!