Xander Mc Walnut's Cafe . . .

The Real reason people come to JUNTOS ...

The Cafe is David Springer's baby and it is open during the Juntos as a separate enterprise. Juntos gave some support to David while he was getting his cafe established, and the cafe now stands on the quality of the baking and David's warm hospitality and all earnings go to the baker. Some people start their Juntos afternoon down in the cafe - straight through the door and straight to the cakes. After all, as it was put to us, there is more to milonga-life than dancing.

 

David bakes the cakes fresh, with some cakes still in the oven as the milonga begins, so guests will often smell the baking as they enter the hall. A tanguera said as she entered one Sunday, "It smells like you're trying to sell your house". 

 

The cakes are sumptuous, and David takes requests. When David is totally organised there is at least one nut free cake and one gluten free cake. 

 

David bakes different some cakes each month, but if there is something you really like then ask him to bake it again next time. We recommend the Peach Melba Cheescake and the Victoria Sponge, because the Chocolate Guiness Cake could, if you live on some sort of cholesterol threshold, take your life.

 

There are also a couple of tables and some chairs down there if you want to settle in for a bit of a chin wag. You will sometimes find Hidemi there, secreting away her second piece of cake.

 

 

 

Cakes are about £3.50 and fresh filter coffee or teas £1.00.