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

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16 Thoughts on “the BEST cheesecake and tiramisu in London… at Jak’s.

  1. Hah! We were just talking about tiramisu and cheesecake the other day after having a really good one at the Cheesecake Factory at San Francisco. Might just make a trip down to Chelsea for this. It does look fabulous in the photo. Cheers!

  2. Oh yummm! Man they look so good!

  3. Haha are you going to bring back a piece if I ask super nicely? πŸ˜‰ Hehe I remember that Harry moment, you’re hilarious!

  4. London Chow: Ahhhh yes Cheesecake Factory makes great cheesecakes and THE SELECTION! OMG I remember thinking I’d have to go back a dozen times πŸ™‚ Check out Jak’s, I bet you’ll love it too!

    Maria: Let’s make them when I get back!

    Lorraine: LOL yeah my “Harry moment”! forever seared into my memory!

  5. Flower on July 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm said:

    WOW i can’t wait to try when i go to London next!
    you’re coming back to Ozland in less than 48 hours! how do you feel are you excited? you going to miss London?
    Have a safe flight back πŸ™‚

  6. This is a nice reminder that company is coming, next week, and I must make cheesecake. Thanks for keeping me on my toes!

  7. My post on Jaks from ages ago has a very similar main message: The bestest cheese cake in London!! I so agree, it is cheese cake heaven basically. Haven’t tried the tiramisu yet but will follow your strong recommendation next time I’m there.

  8. Aww memories πŸ™‚ stuffed aubergine? Hello!

  9. OMG Catty….I’m always in search for the best tiramisu…..I AM so making my way there…..

  10. Totally agree with you about Jak’s cheesecake it is amazing! Safe trip back to Oz xx

  11. Flower: I actually have to go via Jburg for two weeks.. will be back in Sydney soon enough though πŸ™‚

    Linda: What cheesecake are you making?

    Ute: Isn’t it just? Now you just have to try the tiramisu!

    Nic: Oh yeah SO GOOD!

    Kay: Ahhh yeah, and let me know what you think!

    Gourmet Chick: I’d love to hear anyone who didn’t love that cheesecake!! πŸ™‚

  12. One day I will get to Jak’s, because a tiramisu that looks THAT good is worth being a little less lazy for methinks. Nom.

  13. oh yum that slice of cheesecake looks DIVINE!

  14. I want THAT Tiramisu

  15. Just got back from London and I had my last meal there at Jak’s. And guess what I had? Stuffed aubergine and the divine cheesecake! It was the best damn cheesecake I’ve ever had! Aubergine was also excellent. Can’t wait to get back there! Cake recipe would also be nice..

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