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 café. 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 😉
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 café 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!).
Sukie, by the way, is the name of the owner’s dog and your four-legged friends are also welcome at the café. 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”
oooh looks lovely.may stop you feeling a little homesick too, if you ever do.xx
I don’t really get homesick, but I occasionally miss British food. This will help with that 😀 (they also sell Irn Bru and various crisps. Yum!)
Is Sukie German or English? Sounds (and looks) like a great place! I’ve never heard of Irish Afternoon Tea 🙂 Irish Breakfast Tea is quite rare, English being more common! Also, I never get funny looks in Berlin when I ask for milk!
Ah, but Berlin is so much more cosmopolitan than the rest of Germany 😉 I don’t always get funny looks, but I do get cream instead of milk!
Sukie is the owner’s dog 😉 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!
Ha, oh sorry, my head is a bit all over the place! Yeah, I thought she must either be English or have a love for the country! Really nice idea 🙂
That looks lovely. I could just eat the scone and jam now – I am feeling peckish, and it looks very inviting! 🙂
It was delicious! I need to go back when I’m fully recovered so I can try the cheesecake (and the breakfast, and high tea…)
I like your thinking! 🙂
Wow this shop looks SO cute! I love finding places like this in different countries that quite obviously have influences from other places in the world.
It is incredibly cute 🙂 Karlsruhe has been missing something like that. We have French stuff (thanks to the proximity to Alsace!) but until now nothing English-inspired.
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?!
There are places that do tea and baked goods, but German baked goods. Also good, but not the same as scones with clotted cream 😉
This looks so cute!
It is incredibly cute!
I love that they offer dog treats as well! And I need such a light! It is fantastic! I will never understand the use of coffee creamer. Never.
If I had a dog I would definitely take it there for some treats 🙂
Looks just like that teashop in Highgate – very cute 🙂 More pics of cake pls! You are going back there, right?!? Ooooooh, a kingdom for a nice scone…
Of course I am going back there! I need a high tea at some point. And honestly I would go back there just for the Dandelion & Burdock 😉
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 😀
This place is new, but I expect it to be busy once word starts getting around! The other room was completely full.
oh, looks lovely! I must check it out sometime!
You definitely should, before it gets too popular 😉
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! 🙂
Yes, it’s really nice and bright inside. A lot of places seem to think quaint/grandmother = English!
I biked by this place before it opened dozens of times and was so curious! Glad to hear it’s a hit!
Next time you visit you should give it a try 🙂
The decor looks really lovely! I love the way it looks so I’m glad the food was enjoyable too! x
It really is lovely – so bright and cheery. And the food is definitely enjoyable! Must go back for cheesecake!
That looks so cool! There’s a place just outside of Frankfurt that does afternoon tea, but the woman borrows a wine bar twice a week to do it, so it’s not a full time thing, sadly.
Aww, that’s a shame it’s not full time. I love a good cream tea 😀
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
You’re welcome! It’s a lovely place – I hope you stop for some cake when you get your Irn Bru 🙂