I’m very lucky that a close friend of mine tends to celebrate her birthday with a picnic on top of Primrose Hill, including chocolate and vanilla cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery and champagne. Top it off with a great view, games and party hats and it makes for one fantastic day.
Sadly, as her birthday is only once a year and English weather doesn’t allow for picnics on the hill all year round, this doesn’t happen as often as I’d like. The good news is you can eat in at the small bakery (just by Chalk farm). The bakery hosts fifties diner style chairs and tables, with room to seat around 10 people. The Chalk Farm shop seemed particularly child friendly due to the residential area, so if you’re in the mood for reading a newspaper, peace and quiet and some ‘me time’ with your cake you may be better off in the Covent Garden bakery during the winter months.
There’s a daily specials board detailing the various flavours on offer; this weekend it was carrot cake, caramel, apple crumble , cookie dough and malteaser. Check their website for the daily flavours.
All the cupcakes are delicious, but the chocolate is definitely the best I’ve tried. I like Primrose Bakery as, though undeniably a serious sugar high, their cupcakes aren’t as sickly as some of the other big brands. Can’t wait for my next visit in February.
See you on the hill in the summer!