On Sunday, I popped into Black Vanilla, the new coffee and ice-cream shop in Blackheath village to try their coffee and ice cream.
The main counter displays a large selection of ice cream and frozen yogurt and I’ve heard they did good coffee which my other half was keen to try. But I was especially looking forward to trying out their cupcakes. The company follows a healthy food philosophy with 100% organic milk, no preservatives, artificial colourings, flavourings or hydrogenated fats used in any of their products. The guilt free way to indulge in cupcakes!
Black Vanilla counter with cake slices for tasters - yum!
I picked the red velvet and black bottom cupcakes. They were light and fluffy, topped with thick rich icing in the style American cupcakes I love.
They were good sized cupcakes, perfectly made. The red velvet was moist but light and the black bottom was stuffed with gooey white chocolate filling. Delicious!
Coffee beans and cupcakes!
Red velvet cupcake
Another good point was that the service was fantastic. We got chatting to the guy who was serving us in the shop who asked us about coffee and recommended the brand they use, New Zealand coffee, All Press Express, which won Time Out best coffee of the year. We even got to try this fantastic coffee and was offered a shot of Espresso, which was very tasty.
All Press Express coffee
Black Vanilla is a perfect addition to Blackheath Village and there is also a new branch that has just opened in Greenwich too so if you are ever in South East London, it is worth stopping by and trying their great coffee and of course their delicious cupcakes. If my waistline could afford it I would eat one every day!