Well here we are in Whitby! Today is Dominic's birthday and as part of the celebrations I sent a sneaky email to Julie at Becketts to request a cake with a crumble top for the birthday boy. The really nice thing about Becketts is that you can make this sort of request and it is done with pleasure and no fuss because, as the Americans would say, they are a very customer focused establishment, run by exceptionally nice people like Julie and Brodie. Much as I like a Starbucks you just don't get the sort of welcome and attention in that sort of place that you get at Becketts. Here you can drink tea, eat truly gorgeous and original cakes, read the paper, flick through the books and watch the world go by, all to a brilliant soundtrack of eclectic music. What could be nicerer?
So here is the cake, presented with candles and everything!
How cool is that!
As you can see from these pictures Becketts is a perfect cosy cafe with lovely handwritten boards, gorgeous homemade cakes ( the rhubarb and custard cake is amazing, as is the raspberry and white chocolate one) and they also sell secondhand books, many of which are books I have been meaning to read. They are dog friendly and they sell fairtrade tea and coffee and use free range eggs and local butter to make their cakes. It's all just perfect!
If ever you are Whitby way, you can find them on Skinner Street.
Thanks guys for your contribution to Dom's special day.