I have developed an addiction.
Something about the Hughes Bakery keeps me going back far more times than is really good for my waistline or my cholesterol levels. I am prepared to run the gauntlet of lycra clad cyclists in order to reach the counter and place an order.
I am even willing to weave my way through the wall of coffee enthusiasts who stand, silent and with arms crossed, grimly awaiting their caffeine fix.
Hughes Bakery do a great line in tarts and pastries, more than making up for the spartan decor, and the staff are almost all friendly and helpful. I recommend the strawberry tart or pear brioche.