Pearl & Groove The Flourless Bakery on Portobello Road












Pearl & Groove Portobello Road

The way Alabama is staring at her cake, is exactly how her mum Anoushka and I stared at ours when we first arrived at Pearl & Groove on Portobello Road – with total, unadulterated love.

I met these two lovely ladies at Pearl & Groove for a coffee (or in Alabama’s case, a long glass of water on the rocks) some delicious cake and a chat about Anoushka’s exciting news – her upcoming book launch…


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road

I chose the Earl Grey Tea Cake…


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road

Everything but everything at Pearl & Groove is gluten free and many of the cakes are sugar and dairy free too. However the absence of these ingredients have by no means removed any of the gorgeousness or style – on the contrary, the cakes at Pearl & Groove are some of the most glorious and pretty I’ve ever seen…


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road

…and an iced latte on the side…

As Anoushka and I chattered away about her new book ‘The Good Enough Mother’ and enjoyed the street life of Portobello Road, Alabama devoured her chocolate and blueberry cake with gusto… and Anoushka could relax in the knowledge that her little one wouldn’t be running around like a crazy thing afterwards, as it was completely free of sugar.


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road

…oh, the anticipation…


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road

The cakes were delicious and had the weather not been as glorious as it was, we would have holed up inside with the art and the hula hoops 🙂


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road


Pearl & Groove Portobello Road

We all went home a little happier than when we’d arrived… and now that I know Pearl & Groove are on Deliveroo too, this could get dangerous…

Pearl & Groove Bakery
341 Portobello Road, London, W10 5SA

p.s. If you would like to attend Anoushka Beazley’s book launch, details are below:

The Good Enough Mother by Anoushka Beazley – book launch
15th September, 6:30pm – 8pm
Daunt Books
51 South End Road, Hampstead, NW3 2QB


We were guests of Pearl & Groove and all thoughts and are opinions are my own.


This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic 😉

5 Comments

  1. Alexandra Arens

    love this! it’s so hard to find gluten free bakeries – will definitely try it out.

  2. Poppy Loves

    Goodie goodie xx

  3. This place looks amazing, I wonder why I’ve never heard of it! I’m trying my hardest to be mostly vegan and this place sounds like it might cater to me too! The cakes look a-ma-zing!
    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  4. Poppy Loves

    Yes they will! Definitely pay them a visit… and say hello from me! xx

  5. Pearl & Groove

    Thanks Poppy – love the post. So glad you guys had a nice time x

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