We've been living in Worthing for about two months now, and today we finally mooched. Yeah, you know. Ambled. We headed into town with no real plan except stopping via the sorting office to pick up yet another parcel (work trouser in case you were interested). I listed the cafes I had yet to visit, first we decided to try the cafe on the pier, unfortunately on this occasion there was a private function so we continued along the seafront to Baked. Oh Baked. My expectations for you were oh so very high, perhaps this is why I have been putting off going, fear of not meeting expectation. Not to fear though. Expectation was exceeded.
Best start with the cakes, because- cakes. Anyone that follows Baked on social media will know how droolworthy their creations are and they did not disappoint on our visit. With a counter filled to the brim with possibly the greatest variety of cakes AND quality i've ever seen, choosing was pretty hard. For me, when it's hard to pick just one variety of cake, I know i've found a good cafe!
Oh also, the coffee is great! The flat white was just perfect! I do not say that lightly!
The decor is what I would call industrial chic; raw lines with natural surfaces- perfection and an appealing, welcoming environment to enjoy that flat white. I was particularly fond on the animal based jugs, which Ophelia enjoyed pointing at when she found them hiding out in the walls.
It is a small cafe, which reminds me of most of my Brighton favourites, but I'm secretly hoping this place won't get too popular so we always get a seat. ;) Talking of seats, a neighbouring table kindly offered to swap seats with us so we could sit next to the toys for Ophelia, sadly one of the kind soles fells off the low bench- but this gives you an idea of the type of people you may meet at this wonderful place.
Which moves us swiftly on to the child friendly nature of the place. Beforehand I had not expected any entertainment for Ophelia at all, and I don't mean that in a negative way, it's just I never do. I I was therefore pleasantly surprised to find a wonderfully kept play kitchen sat ready for the toddler to investigate. Ophelia loved it, so much so that she didn't realise we were eating brownie, let alone had saved her some! She is normally able to sniff out cake a mile away- she even woke up on her Birthday saying "CAKE"!
If you're ever in Worthing parts, I recommend you check this Socia enterprise out, but hey, don't get too comfortable yeah?! Save me a spot!