Without cake, birthdays would be spent crying, dessert menus would be average menus and food fights would be much less satisfying without the infamous cake-in-the-face move. Ensure celebrations, battles and everyday life remains sweet with today’s Groupon: two filter coffees and two slices of cake at Sugar & Spice for R35.
Known to send the average human into sparkly, wide-eyed wonder, put an icing-filled smile on a face and induce random bouts of glee; cake could more appropriately be termed the eighth wonder of the world. Not since the creation of the first light bulb has an invention brightened up a day in an instantaneous flash of brilliance. When combined with the lifeboat-in-a-cup known as filter coffee, the untied force of the two can spark a tea-time treat that would make Greek gods green with envy.
Now take the world’s favourite couple – coffee and cake – and couple them with the charming setting of the Sugar & Spice coffee shop and you have a Hollywood romance of old-school Casablanca proportions. With lovely modern décor coupled with hints of pastel and cuteness, the coffee shop that doubles as a baby boutique is the perfect stop to make for lovely light lunch or a terrific tea-time snack.
Cake fact: In 1865, a Romanian scientist built a calculator out of cake. However unlike a normal calculator, the buttons of this sweet gadget physically affected the calculator itself – the add button would make the cake increase; the divide would split it between friends, and so forth. However in 1868 the calculator disappeared entirely when the scientist calculated his tax deductions.