If cake is in your thoughts, there is little to be done until you can satisfy that hunger. We could recommend plenty of brilliant bakeries and cafes in Bristol where you can grab a slice and feed that craving. But there’s only one place you should be heading right now: Ahh Toots.
Few can compete with the artistry and decadent of the Bristol cakery at the bottom of the Christmas Steps. A step inside the lovely Ahh Toots cafe is like stepping back in time. This is many thanks to its historic, Tudor-era location. The building originally housed a fish and chip shop for well over 100 years and is rumoured to date back to the 13th Century. Today you’ll find the most beautiful boutique cakes in all of Bristol sitting by the windowsill.
Ahh Toots isn’t for window shopping though, so don’t stop by ‘Just for a look’. You won’t be able to stop yourself, trust us. In the past, we’ve drooled over their Marmite and PB meringue pie. But recent faves include this chocolate hazelnut lotus cookie pie, which is as tantalising as it is tasty, and the blood orange, rosemary cheesecake.
It’s not all about the cake here, however. Okay, mainly it is. But visitors to Ahh Toots might also consider popping in for a spot of afternoon tea too, which we admit is still mainly about the cakes!
Available Fridays and Saturdays, for £39 per person, you’ll receive a selection of teas and coffee; homemade scones; some classic Toots cakes; patisseries and sweet treats like macarons and homemade chocolates; and, finally, traditional finger sandwiches such as lemon-marinated cucumber cream cheese and egg mayo with red onion and rosemary.
The cafe isn’t the only side of Ahh Toots’ business, however. It doubles as its baking HQ – where not only all these gorgeous creations on display are cooked up, but bespoke, made-to-order cakes too. From child-friendly confetti cakes to more adult-orientated boozy cakes, as well as gorgeous hand-painted cakes, Ah Toots can bake your next celebration special. Be it a wedding or a birthday, pop down to see how they can help – and grab a slice of cake while you wait!
To learn more about what Ahh Toots can offer head here.