Rose Carrarini and her husband Jean-Charles first opened Rose Bakery in London in 2002. Jean Charles explains their goal simply: “to make people happy through food.”
The uniqueness of Rose Bakery is obvious as soon as you walk in and are struck with the site of the quilted load-bearing pillar in the center of the café. As few tables are available for seating on the ground floor, as well as some additional tables in the mezzanine.
The cakes in the pastry case are made fresh daily by pastry chef Matthew Lodes, and often include varieties such as chocolate-almond polenta, pistachio, and red currant.
Pair a slice of matcha cake with one of their many tea varieties.
The pastry offerings can change daily, but you'll likely be able to find pistachio and this chocolate marble.
It's not just sweets in the pastry case; they also offer a variety of savory items, including this version of bruschetta.
For lunch, try the cod fillet atop seasonal vegetables: lima beans, corn, and tomatoes.
This heaping bowl of vegetables is tasty and full of variety. From the top, chickpeas and eggplant, sugar snap peas, shredded carrots, broccoli, and potatoes fill the dish.
Summer is the best time for fresh berries. They're piled high on this cake, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and white and red currants.
When you're done eating, explore the other floors of Dover Street Market and the designer apparel throughout.