Sugar rush.



L E T   T H E M   E A T   C A K E

Some afternoons just call for cake. Monday afternoons always fit into that category, if you ask me, mainly because I’m yet to meet a Monday that wasn’t in need of a little sweetening.

Yesterday afternoon fit the bill exactly so, and since my best friend Jo happened to be around for a couple of hours over lunchtime, we met up at a little cafe for a slice or two of cake.

The cafe is a new one called The Little Latte, which is set in a little village about a 25 minute drive from Guildford. We drove past it a few days ago, and I made a mental note to pop in after spotting the sweet little window display and beautiful shop front.

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Between us we sampled a slice of the Ferrero Rocher, and banana and honey cakes, as well as some hot chocolate to round out the experience.

The banana and honey loaf was the *clear* winner- I’d never thought to add a sweet, nutty layer to the top of my banana cake before, but will definitely be giving it a go!


Jo and I had our usual debrief of all that’s going on in our lives these days- dissecting conversations we’ve had and dates we’ve been on (well, Jo, not me!) and working through our daydreams and concerns and problems in the way that only you and your oldest friend can.


It was the perfect Monday pick me up, and the nicest way imaginable to kick off a brand new week.

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  • Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic

    A good sugar rush is always a great way to start a week :)

  • Sophie

    A ferrero rocher cake?! Yes please! X

  • Betty

    Mmmmm I just had a Bruce Bogtrotter moment and wanted to reach into the laptop screen and smear that cake all over my face, that looks amazing ! Cake always makes things better on a Monday :)
    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

    • Rosie

      Ha, I always think of that scene when I see the GIANT chocolate cakes for sale in CostCo! It was pretty tasty cake :) x

  • Nicola

    Sounds delicious Rosie! This is the perfect way to spend a Monday if you ask me :) Love reading your blog, always brightens my day seeing your beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing x

    • Rosie

      Thanks so much Nicola, that’s so lovely to hear! x

  • disqus_rhpJqUJEKX

    Where is this cafe please Rosie? I live Surrey/Hampshire area and would love to try it.

    • Rosie

      It’s in a village called Bagshot! There’s a lovely cafe called Roost further down the high street there called Roost, I think I actually might prefer it to this one! They serve amazing coffee there :) Worth a visit! x

  • Ashley

    Yum those look so delicious! You can’t beat an afternoon with a dear friend and cake!

  • reneejessome

    Cake is definitely one of my fave desserts! Dying to try that ferrero rocher one!

    Renee | Lose The Road

  • Kayleigh

    Ferrero Rocher cake! That cake looks divine :)

  • Precious Moments

    I love cake and a good catch up with friends too!!! Enjoying your blog posts!!

  • Giada

    The banana + honey cake sounds amazing! Really craving a slice now!

    Giada | Miel Café

    • Rosie

      It was so delicious Giada! Easy to make at home I bet, I’m definitely going to have a go at it!

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Not a big fan of cake (shocker!) but those look rather appetizing. And pretty too! Hehehe. :P

  • Jane Webb-Sankey

    Hello Rosie, One of things I find most frustrating about your blog is that you never “exactly” spell out the location of places that you have visited, dined at, walked in etc.
    I am an “ex-pat” and would really like to put my finger on where all of these delicious
    places are !

    • Rosie

      Well that’s my error this time, I totally forgot to pop a link in to where the cafe is! It’s in a village called Bagshot :) There’s another great cafe in that village called Roost, serves up healthy/glutenfree/paleo food. Worth a visit! x

      • Jane Webb-Sankey

        Thank you Rosie – this enables me to send gift certificates to friends and family in the UK. We are based around the Farnham/Fleet/Crookham Village/Odiham/Guildford way – keep up the good work. Your blog is charming

  • Jenny

    Cake is always a good idea I will, though my family got a bit sick of so much sweet cake when I baked a lot when I just finished school :D But if you ask me, a slice of cake a day will keep the doctor at bay :D (though might ruin your bikini body :D)
    The cakes look absolutely delicious! :)

    Jenny Side Up

  • April @ aprileveryday

    I’ve been dying to bake a cake for so long now, and this has just made me want to make one even more haha! It sounds like you had a great afternoon!
    xo April | April Everyday

  • Iga Berry

    It looks like a place that I would like to pop in during lunch for a sweet treat. Slice of cake is always a good idea after a busy morning.

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  • Kenzie

    I agree, Mondays are always great days for sweet treats! Last weekend was my stepdads birthday so we’ve got cake leftover! Hooray!
    :) x Kenzie

  • Melanie@Toots + Dill

    Yes I agree! Some days need a lil slice of cake!! What an adorable bakery!!

  • Jes Cohen


    I love those kind of catch-ups.

  • Sophie Blumenthal

    These cakes, omggg.

    Sophie x

  • Samm -The Inspiration Highway

    Oh my goodness, despite having eaten TWO slices of cake today and in a fit of hormonal sugar craving I could still eat some of these creations. Gorgeous photos

  • Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    So cute and sweet! I adore this. <3

  • Kezia @ Super Naturally Health

    Mondays should ALWAYS have cake in them- it definitly makes the day go easier ;)


    That looks absolutely tasty! Who doesn’t love cake?!

  • Dean Helder

    Hi Rosie, am the owner of The Little Latte, High St, Bagshot, Just wanted to say a Masive thank you, for your post about our shop, photos are fantastic too, only being open 4 weeks today, lovely comments like yours, go a long long way. Once again I thank you.
    Dean & Anita.
    The Litte Latta.
    Ps…Always a slice of cake & a coffee waiting for you.

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