Lovely place in Angel! Popped in to meet a Friday last weekend and it was lovely. Really good coffee and tea. We didn't eat but the food other people were eating looked great.
The staff were really friendly and polite despite it being a busy time in the store.
I came here on Sunday with my boyfriend as the que for the breakfast club was ridiculous. As a bakery I thought the sandwiches and lunch would be more fresh. I had the chicken ciabatta with avocado and pesto. It was full of mayonnaise, I literally had to scrape it off the bread as I could taste nothing but mayonnaise and it made me feel sick. A staff member walked passed and saw me doing this then just looked away, clearly knowing it looked absolutely awful and probably wouldn't eat it herself! The bread was rock hard, I thought I was going to chip a tooth!
My boyfriend has the ham and mustard baguette, again his bread was rock hard and when we opened to see the filling it really didn't look appetising. The coffee was awful! I usually only have 1 sugar but I put two in to make the taste a little bare able....did not work!
I didn't try the cakes so can't judge but for somewhere that sells fresh bread and is supposed to be the fresh bakery, the location and the busy clientele I thought my experience would be worth it...it wasn't. Our lunch really wasn't fresh and they need to sort out the generosity of mayonnaise in everything!
Thank yoooou euphorium bakery!
My friend and I went out for drinks on Monday evening...and for some reason I was extra-lightweight! I managed to be quite tipsy after just two drinks (even though I had eaten loooads for dinner)
So...my friend, noticing my less-than-sober state, suggested we should go for cake, rather than another drink. We wandered down the road to the lovely Euphorium bakery and chose a couple of delicious deserts. My tipsy-ness may have contributed to the complete-joy that is their strawberry tart... but who cares!? It was really delicious and apparently my strawberry-munching smile was comparable to the Cheshire cat.
- I may have fallen down the steps on the way out *slightly embarrassing*
- I may have also left my shopping (a huge spice rack) at the front of the shop *even more embarrassing*
BUT the staff saved it for me, so I could collect it the following day, still slightly embarrassed, but happy not to lose my spice rack. Yay!!
Nice to have stumbled upon a branch of my favorite British bakery in the heart of Islington.
The layout unreservedly opens up to the shady outdoors in a way that only Euphorium properties can deliver.
This review is based solely on the quality of bread we purchased here regularly. Having a German husband who loves a hard dark bread, its been an challenge finding a good bakery to satistfy his taste in especially in our area. Luckily, we happen to run into this cafe/bakery. The picky husband inspected the dark rye bread with sunflower seeds as it looks good for his taste. He also evaluated the muesli bread loaf and few rolls to try at home. I on the other hand hope that it will be good enough for his taste. Subsequently, we placed our order with the friendly staff in the counter who also answered some specific queries the husband had.
As fior this place, it looks nice and clean. Its a great place to have coffee with friends and people watch at the same time. The location is lovely as it sits centrally in the buzzling street of Angel. It also appears to have good selection of delectable cakes and pastries to drool for. I have not really tried them.
As for the bread, thumbs up from the picky husband! I like it as well especially their muesli bread! It was good quality and fresh.
In conclusion, Euphorium Bakery We will be back!
I sank my teeth into a delicious Belgian brownie here. It tasted like home. And I'm not even from Belgium.
Euphorium has great baked goods and I felt like I had an abundance of options before I landed on Belgian's pride. The prices aren't the worst I've seen, but overall the place could have done with a little more organization and space.
The entire cafe was full, so we had to sit outside. A bit brisk for that sort of thing. Luckily for Euphorium, a neighboring bar's cloud wifi service reaches here. If not for that, I'd be slapping Euphorium in the face for being a cafe without wifi. That's a disgrace.
The coffee ain't blowing anyone's mind anytime soon and that's a damn shame.
Not much more to say about this place. You're not getting spectacular prices or coffee, so this doesn't seem like the joint you'd want to frequent. If you're into coffee in general and don't care about cost, a Starbucks is a minute down the block (isn't it always).
EUPHORIA: baked goods (5 stars)
MISERY: coffee (1 star)
This is a bakery after all but it would be nice if you could go in for croissant AND coffee but no I've learnt my lesson after trying on several occasions. It's not cheap either...
But let's focus on the good things(!!), especially the following;
-spinach and ricotta pastry roll
-blueberry pancake-cakey thing
-free brownie samples on the counter
-behind the counter brownie (though not free)
Although one of the more spacious of the Euphorium branches, beware there is only one power outlet (next the the fire place downstairs) so not the most ideal study/work place, which is a shame because I like the long communal bench upstairs....
Last night I was at Lucky Voice karaoke (qype.co.uk/place/223001-…) for the Qype 2nd birthday bash (london.blog.qype.com/200…) . Euphorium Bakery came along and provided some amazingly delicious treats for us partygoers.
There were pastries stuffed beyond capacity with feta and spinach. I didn't try any of the mini-quiches but they looked nice.
I did have massive slabs of the birthday cakes they made, though. Those were decadently rich, thick gateaux. They were really a bit over-the-top luxurious: just want you want in a party cake you're sharing with 150 other people.
I haven't been in their shop but I can definitely recommend the quality of their baked goods, even when made in large group batches. Tasty.
Last night the Euphorium Bakery provided nibbles at the Qype 2nd Birthday party at Lucky Voice and boy, was there a fight for the food! Delicious!
They handed round mini-quiches and other pastry based goodies in baskets, which nearly resulted in fisty-cuffs when the last few items were left!
Then at the end we were all presented with uh-ma-zing birthday cakes!! Words do not describe the euphoria of the cream layered cake with humongous, ripe strawberries thrown into the mix (although those words come quite close).
As well as the food being delicious, the staff were really friendly and this has encouraged me to go and visit the shop!
What can I say about the two glorious Qype Birthday cakes that hasn't been said already?
Man, this lot have a way with cream. And chocolate. And that thing that makes white chocolate curls. Euphoric indeed.
The sausage rolls were good too.
I had a ridiculously large appetite on Sunday at approximately 5.45pm for reasons I won't go into (clue: not preggers), thus had an insurmountable desire to eat cake! Let's face it, what Brit doesn't love a bit of cake? I do. So off I trundled with my buddies to pick up an order, my friend specifically requesting a cake WITH cream, chocolate or something tasty.
So, what did we get her? Something WITHOUT cream, chocolate and instead opted for the 'moist' (not really moist) carrot cake. She scoffed it down unsatisfied, however I had no such complaints as my tongue slipped into an oral state of euphoria with a moist, rich slice of tiramisu. Yum, diddly, yum yum, euphorium is just that.
Last week, I broke the golden rule: If there's cake, always order cake.
But I didn't. Instead I ordered a sandwich. A very nice beef and rocket sandwich (with crusty bread that wasn't the easiest to eat). But it wasn't cake. Still a much better lunch for me than all the tasty looking treats lining the counter.
Latte was nothing to shout about. Milky, not particularly strong. But I like coffee like that, anything stronger and I'll spend the rest of the day bouncing about the place and not getting anything done at all. So I'm actually giving the thumbs up to not great coffee. Strange.
I really want to like it here, but I'm left wondering if there are better places in Angel to come for coffee and lunch. But then, I didn't try the cake.
Not a destination place for me, but everything I had was tasty indeed.
I loved the cakes there especially banana tart! I think it is the best of all! I did not like Swiss roll that much as it was a bit too sweet for me.
Many cakes in Uk are too sugary or use too cheap ingredients but Euphorium Bakery is using proper ingredients which costs more. I know it is fairly expensive but you can eat what you pay for .
But I asked the take away the cake but the shop assistant only gave me a very thin plastic bag which is impossible to carry with 4 piece of cakes. I ended up buying a thick plastic bag from M&S. And my cakes were mess when I came home. They need a proper cake bag as we pay lots for the yummy lovely cake.
I love Euphorium (both branches), which has consistently good sandwiches and cakes. I look forward to working my way through the whole menu! The service is smiley and cheerful, too.
I do have one small complaint about this branch however: the loo is usually pretty horrible. Almost enough to make you want to hold on until your next coffee stop.
I was strolling in Islington and needed a coffee break.
I don't like big chains, they don't have style.
I saw the Euphorium Bakery, it looked so good from outside, no doubt that's the place I was looking for.
Love the furniture, the atmosphere, the sitting. Fantastic for a quick bite or a break. Had a huge pain au raisin and a cappuccino. The pastry was very good, and actually I wanted to try everything was on show, but I'll go back with some friends to taste some more of them! The cappuccino was a bit watery, but it's easy to forgive it because all the rest is simply lovely!
I'm courious to try the bread as well. Maybe next time I'll pop in....
I don't really get this place - more hype than substance. Too much hoopla about handcrafted bread (how else would bread be made?). I'm not even sure anything is really made on site because I've seen little vans drop off ready pastries. At best, each shop (and there are a few of them now) receives ready-made dough so they might bake some of the bread at each location. Perhaps I've been spoiled, but the bread and pastries are mediocre (and I think over-priced). But maybe I'm the only one that think sthis as I have read rave reviews. The locations are conveniently sprinkled around north London so I'll stick to a coffee or tea with a friend every now and then.
The latest addition to the Euphorium enterprise opened recently on Upper Street, in the former location of Reckless Records, and it looks likely to be the best of the bunch from what I saw on my visit. The space is fantastic, all exposed bricks and huge sliding glass windows which were flung open to let the fresh air and sunshine stream in, and the baked goods lined up behind the counter looked mouth watering.
There's a different specialty bread every day, a long list of gourmet sandwiches, different quiches, savoury and sweet pies, cakes, coffees, salads, fruit juices and so much more. This is the kind of place which makes my wheat-free existence so much harder to bear, the drool from my mouth at the thought of the divine taste of all these treats mingling with the salty tears from my eyes as I realise that if I eat anything barring the salads, the one wheat free bread or the two gluten free cakes, my body will make me suffer like the papers are making politicians suffer at the present time. Aside from my personal suffering though, this new branch of Euphorium looks set to be a popular retreat for Islingtonites over the coming months, and the tasty treats on offer will doubtless make them [I can't believe I'm going to write this but I feel a bit of awful humour can lighten my mood after having reminded myself of everything I'm missing out on] euphoric. Boom boom.
I can't say much that hasn't already been said, so simply go here and eat!
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