Cafe de Pierre took over the former Patisserie Valerie locations in Debenhams. They offer brasserie-style light lunches and, of course, cakes. As I planned to go to Debenhams because I wanted to buy something from there, my husband suggested we stopped for lunch at Cafe de Pierre.
I was delighted to find this gorgeous flower tea in their menu. It looks amazing. I love flower teas and it’s something I make for myself at home. My husband ordered organic Matcha latte. It was great as well, the matcha flavour was noticeable, but not too much. I liked both, although I’m likely to order the flower tea as I love the theatre of it.
For lunch, we’ve got egg mayo with mustard and cheese, a rather strange combination, but it works. I did enjoy my sandwiches. It came with some crisps, that I can’t say I’m too keen on, and some salad.
My husband ordered Mozarella tomato basil ciabatta. It was nice, but I do think mine was better.
Raspberry Gateaux was fab! I loved it. It had an intense raspberry flavour and the decorations on top were buttercream with fondant. Loved the way it looked and the taste. I’d happily order that again.
My husband picked Honey Cake. I had a taste of that and it was just as amazing as the raspberry gateaux. It was not too sweet, just perfect.
I did enjoy my lunch and my husband did too. The cakes are a bit different from the ones at Patisserie Valerie, they have a wider range. The drinks were very interesting and the sandwiches as well. While they don’t seem to have a great range of vegan options, as vegetarians we were quite happy with everything on offer.
The flower tea is only £3.25, while the matcha latte is £3.50. Both ciabatta and the sandwich were just shy of £8 each. The raspberry gateaux was a few pennies off £5 and the honey cake £4.70. It’s not exactly a cheap lunch, but not very expensive either. The staff was very friendly and smiling, we’ve received our orders fast. I’d go there again without a doubt.
Cafe de Pierre Liverpool is at Debenhams, in Liverpool ONE. While it’s sad to see Patisserie Valerie having problems, I was excited to try the new cakes from this new location. I’ve read that they decided to employ the staff that was made redundant after Patisserie Valerie went into administration. At the moment 150 people got a job and they plan to hire 200 more people, so I’m happy to support them in a small way, by having a slice of cake and also share my experience on my blog. Check their website if you want to know more.