The weather forecast promised a (rare) sunny day on the weekend so off we went in the car to the nearest sandy beach! This happened to be Camber Sands near Rye and Is a most beautiful sandy beach renowned for its sand dunes. When we arrived it was a bit windy which wasn’t great for our toddler, so we decided to go into the town of Rye to look around and have some tea. I had done some google searching on the way down and had identified a café that said they did gluten free cake. It was easy to find on the main high street along with two health food shops next to each other which also seemed to have a range of gluten free treats, hurrah.
|gluten free lemon cake|
We decided to go into the coffee shop called Hayden’s and have a well earned hot drink. Hayden’s is a B&B as well as an Organic and Fairtrade coffee shop and restaurant and it is really lovely inside, minimal classic look with lots of chunky wood tables, yet still feels very modern and a relaxed atmosphere. There were high chairs so baby A got to sit at the table and have a nibble on Jules’ scone. There were 2 gluten free cakes on offer, a lemon cake and a brownie, I opted for the lemon. The cake was really tasty, moist and tasted like it was probably made mostly with ground almonds, this meant it had a slightly nutty taste, Jules actually thought it had coconut in it but I didn’t detect this flavour! The Lemon flavour came out in the icing which was a sharp very tangy lemon icing which complemented the cake well, overall a lovely little place to stop for coffee and gluten free cake if you visit the lovely town of Rye. We went down to the beach later on in the afternoon and got to make some sandcastles and sit on the sand, bliss.
Hayden's Lemon cake – 7.5/10 delicious