Finding The Best Cream Tea On The South Coast: So:Cake, Southampton

1 May 2019

Hellooooo, long time no chat. As I'm sure most of you are aware, I'm currently in my last few weeks of university and it's fair to say things are just a little bit busy. Of late, pretty much all of my days have been spent diss writing and preparing for exams, fun fun fun. But anyway, I'm alive and well, I just don't have too much time to be creating content over here on my blog. I have, however, been posting daily on Instagram, so if you don't follow me over there - that's where you're most likely to hear about what I'm up to! 

Yesterday I headed down to So:Cake, which recently opened in town, to try one of their cream teas in exchange for one of these posts. Whilst I was gifted the experience,  my thoughts very much are my own - this gal knows a good scone from a bad one. 
Finding the best cream tea on the south coast - So:Cake, Southampton. Judging criteria include price, clotted cream quantity, location and aesthetic

So, a little about So:Cake. It recently opened in Southampton city center, and, by recent, I mean a few weeks kind of recent. The decor is all really colourful and bright, with pink walls galore - perfect for that Instagram aesthetic. 

Finding the best cream tea on the south coast - So:Cake, Southampton. Judging criteria include price, clotted cream quantity, location and aesthetic

As some of you might already know, I'm currently trying to cut out dairy (clotted cream is one of the things I'm giving a free pass, FYI) but I was very pleased to spot that So:Cake had Oatly Barista on offer - my current milk substitute of choice, so that's a big thumbs up from me. Anyway, enough rambling... What did I think of the cream tea? 

Finding the best cream tea on the south coast - So:Cake, Southampton. Judging criteria include price, clotted cream quantity, location and aestheticFinding the best cream tea on the south coast - So:Cake, Southampton. Judging criteria include price, clotted cream quantity, location and aestheticFinding the best cream tea on the south coast - So:Cake, Southampton. Judging criteria include price, clotted cream quantity, location and aestheticFinding the best cream tea on the south coast - So:Cake, Southampton. Judging criteria include price, clotted cream quantity, location and aestheticFinding the best cream tea on the south coast - So:Cake, Southampton. Judging criteria include price, clotted cream quantity, location and aesthetic

Taste 

The scone was lovely - it was warm when it came out, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Now, not to steal the scone's thunder but the raspberry jam that came with it was amazing - we all commented on just how good it was!

Clotted Cream Quantity 

As always, this is the most important criteria for me and I wasn't disappointed. There was more than enough cream for the two halves of the scone so there are absolutely no complaints here. 

Price

At £4.95, for a scone, a pot of tea, cream and jam - I think the price is very reasonable. So:Cake also offer an Afternoon Tea option which is £12.95 and includes the above as well as sandwiches and a slice of cake... Toria had one of these and it looked amazing, if only I liked sandwiches, huh?

Aesthetic 

So, aesthetic is definitely something that has been properly considered in this tea room. All of the scones come out on cute cake stands, the teacups are all floral bone china numbers, there's a pink and white stripey wall, a huge painting of Mary Berry and lots of other quirky details... Perfect for the gram, hey?

Location 

Now, in a lot of these previous posts I have been harping on about how Southampton needs a nice tearoom in the middle of the city... Well, here we are. Located just a bit further on from ASDA this really is a convenient place to get to. Hooray for delish cream teas within walking distance of West Quay!


So, overall, I'm very impressed by So:Cake... I love the aesthetic, the food all looks amazing and the scones were fab. Oh, and the staff were really friendly, too! It's fair to say this place gets a big thumbs up from me!
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