With our regular coffee haunt Federation Coffee overrun with tourists, we decided to give the Caffe Nero in Morley’s department store a go.
At the counter, we noticed a tray of attractively packaged lemon curd treacle slices from the Bad Boys Bakery on offer – the product of Gordon Ramsay’s new TV collaboration with Brixton prisoners, ‘Gordon Behind Bars.’
They looked pretty tasty, so we decided that they were worth a £1.75 punt.
In case you haven’t seen the TV show, Ramsay’s challenge is to teach useful kitchen skills to inmates at Brixton Prison and to make a viable business out of the venture.
I’m not normally a fan of treacle slices, but – Lordy – this one was delicious!
Moist, tasty, not too sweet and with a pleasing biscuit base, this was a real treat that was very filling. I loved it!
I liked the cardboard packaging too.
Update 21st July 2012: Sadly, there are no more of these cakes for sale at the Brixton Caffe Nero. Apparently, they only had about “3 or 4 boxes” on the day we were there and that was it.
The lady serving behind the counter told me that they have received lots of calls from people wanting to know if the cakes were in stock – with most saying that they were interested in coming to the cafe if they were available.
Caffe Nero, Brixton
I was pleasantly surprised by the Caffe Nero in Brixton. I’m not a fan of chain coffee stores, but the coffee was pretty good and there’s plenty of window seats letting you watch the comings and goings around Brixton tube station.
In fact, it was while I was scoffing the treacle slice that I managed to grab the pictures showing The Bride Of Brixton running around the tube station.