Monday, February 16, 2009

Madeleine's Cherry Pie and Ice Cream

Today's random ramble rather conveniently veered us towards Madeleine's Cherry Pie and Ice Cream, which I've many times passed on the route to somewhere and have long been meaning to make a destination. The shop's name a literary reference (not this one, but that one), and the space is an emporium of perfect delights. A tea shop, with a back garden (come spring), and pies, and ice cream. We had scones with jam, and a pot each of rooibos, and I really must go back again for more-- cupcakes, said madeleines, brownies, where to stop? The cakery was mesmerizing, and the shop shelves bursting with wonderful things-- teapots, jam jars, cups, mugs, and the like. (And how lucky are we to live in a neighbourhood with so many corners to discover?)