Sukie’s Cake Shop, Karlsruhe

For years I’ve been saying that what Karlsruhe needs is a place that serves a proper cream team. In fact, I’ve often joked that if I ever felt like a career change I would open an English cafΓ©. It would serve full English breakfasts, sausage rolls, decent baked potatoes with fillings other than sour cream. It would be possible to order milk for your tea without being treated like an alien, or worse, given coffee creamer! Now it seems somebody has beat me to it πŸ˜‰


I first heard about Sukie’s Cake SHop before it even opened – Annabelle from the Piri-Piri Lexicon (who also lives in Karlsruhe) sent me a photo of the window, which featured the words “English cakes” and “opening on 1st September”. Obviously I was intrigued. As it happened, I even walked by on the very day of the opening, but sadly I was in a hurry (and it was just before closing time) so I couldn’t pop in. I did look through the window though, and I liked what I saw. A trip to Sukie’s was definitely in order at some point in the future! On Saturday, that day finally came. Jan, my friend K (who is Scottish) and I met up at 4 p.m. and headed off to try out some English cakes.

The decorations were perfect – from the inspirational quotes stuck on the walls to the cute upside down teapot lampshades, pretty roses on the tables and various cake-themed items standing around. The cafΓ© consists of two rooms – we sat in the one closest to the entrance.

All the cakes on offer sounded delicious, but as I was still recovering from stomach problems, I decided to go with something “light”. Jan and I each chose a strawberry scone with clotted cream and jam. The scone looked more like a rock cake to me, but it tasted delicious! K had pumpkin pie, which I tried a tiny piece of and that, too, was very tasty. To drink, I choose a ginger and lemon tea. Jan went for Darjeeling and K had Irish Afternoon tea. Later, I had some Fentiman’s Dandelion & Burdock (I love that stuff!).

High Tea
” 1 pot of tea, salmon and cucumber sandwiches, various small cakes e.g. Victoria Sponge, other small, tasty surprises”

Sukie, by the way, is the name of the owner’s dog and your four-legged friends are also welcome at the cafΓ©. There are even home made dog treats available so they don’t have to miss out on the fun!

As we were leaving I took a photo of the board listing all the treats that come with the High Tea. I will definitely have to go back to try that! According to their Facebook page, a breakfast is also available on Saturdays and Sundays, consisting of Porridge, Bacon, Scones, Lemon Curd and more. I’m drooling just thinking about it!

You can find Sukie’s at Bahnhofstraße 13 (next to the Eden Hotel). For more information, see their Facebook page and website (both in German).


37 thoughts on “Sukie’s Cake Shop, Karlsruhe

  1. Is Sukie German or English? Sounds (and looks) like a great place! I’ve never heard of Irish Afternoon Tea πŸ™‚ Irish Breakfast Tea is quite rare, English being more common! Also, I never get funny looks in Berlin when I ask for milk!

    1. Ah, but Berlin is so much more cosmopolitan than the rest of Germany πŸ˜‰ I don’t always get funny looks, but I do get cream instead of milk!

      Sukie is the owner’s dog πŸ˜‰ The owner is German but spent time in England. I had never heard of Irish Afternoon Tea either, but that’s what she said it was!

    1. It is incredibly cute πŸ™‚ Karlsruhe has been missing something like that. We have French stuff (thanks to the proximity to Alsace!) but until now nothing English-inspired.

  2. So cute, though it’s surprising to me that there wouldn’t already be something like that! What real city doesn’t have the perfect tea and baked goods spot?!

  3. Looks so cute!! We have a British tea room here in The Hague, but it’s actually SO popular (and so small!) that it’s impossible to get a table most days. These pictures make me want to line up for a spot though πŸ˜€

  4. Looks super nice – I like the clean, white design. I’m not a fan of the look of tea places I’ve been to here in the States — too many busy flowery prints, too much like grandma’s house or something like that! This seems classier! πŸ™‚

  5. This shop looks great! I spent 4 months in Scotland and was looking for a place where I can get Irn Bru. And thanks to you I finally found one! Cheers

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