Cake n ‘Bake: The New brunch house in Guimarães ♦ Brunch and cake design are the cornerstones of the cradle-town’s new ‘instagrammable’ cafeteria. There are sweet cakes, colourful bowls, glittery cocktails and even a bagel loaf. This is everything you will find in the amazing new brunch house in Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal. Follow Secrets From Portugal‘s itinerary and go taste the amazing Cake n’ bake, a charming house with a discrete entrance full of good things made to please the eye as well as the palate.
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When she started baking cakes for her family a year and a half ago, she was far from imagining that this hobby would eventually become a passion. “I made a gingerbread house for Christmas and no one wanted to eat for fear of spoiling,” recalls the 27-year-old, graduate in Product Design and trained in Cake Design.
Upon entering the store there is no way not to notice the stuffed window of candy. “My intention is that they are not only beautiful but also tasty”, he admits, so do not neglect the confection, always homemade. Specialities vary daily, but often the selection includes brownies, croissants, petit gâteau, apple pie, red velvet, pavlova. “All made with love,” says Anabela.
As well as the decoration, which strives for simplicity and attention to detail. With two cool, warm floors, white-painted rustic stone walls, verdant plants, wooden ceiling beams, and large upstairs windows letting in generous doses of light. On one wall you can read the name of the space, built with cake shapes, of course.
At any time of the day, there are one (or several) delicious reasons to sit at Cake n ‘Bake’s table. Starting with breakfast porridge, french toasts, pancakes and smoothie bowls. But brunch is the real star of the house, with a varied selection of eggs, salads, shakshuka, and a big bet on bagels. “We are the only house in Guimarães that has,” notes Anabela proudly. There are six varieties, but one of the most popular is the francesinha, which as the name suggests, is a francesinha in bagel bread.
There is also room in the letter for Anabela’s signature cocktails, such as Unicorn Tears, which brings blackberry and raspberry liqueur, rum, berries and glitter to make everything more ‘untestable’. Because the eyes eat too.