Sometimes I find a place so good in London that I can’t wait to tell y’all all about it. Because I’m nice like that. Right? WRONG. Because when I find the places I reaaaaaally love, I just want to keep them all to myself. I mean, damn if I’m gonna be sharing all my secrets! But since I’m leaving London in a little over 48 hours, I thought I’d share one of my best kept secrets with all of you.
There’s one place in London, just one, which makes the BEST cheesecake and tiramisu I’ve ever had. Truth.
Jak’s on Walton St, baby. You know it.
And I love Jak’s. Not just because the food is delicious and oh hey, I met Prince Harry there, but it’s everything about the place. The atmosphere, the awesomely friend staff, the home cooked style food. I mean, the cakes don’t look perfect, right? But that there is nine tenths of the appeal… the homeliness and the way you can pile on your plate the way you do at home, a bit of this, a ladle of that and maybe just three beans please, because that’s exactly how many beans you feel like eating.
I love Jak’s. Wait, did I say that already? Their cheesecake is To Die For and just ask Panu, the cheesecake-fiend half of our relationship, who’s been on the search for the best cheesecake for years. I’m not sure what they put in the base? I think it’s butter? Gallons of it? Whatever, it’s gold. And the tiramisu is fresh, the sponge is not over soaked the everything is perfect. Even my Italian friend Isabella (who made this tiramisu) agrees and that’s saying something.
So if there’s one thing nice thing you want to do for yourself, it’s to go Jak’s (if you’re going on a Saturday, aim for just before 12pm) and try the cheesecake. And the tiramisu. And the stuffed aubergine. And the schnitzel. And the whole range of fresh juices. Because it’s the best thing you’ll ever do for yourself.
Jak’s on Walton St
77 Walton Street
Chelsea, SW3 2HT
0207 584 3441