My favourite place in Plymouth without a doubt is Royal William Yard. Former Navy buildings that have been turned into a variety of restaurants, shops, and art galleries over looking the River Tamar.
My friend Alice has never been, so we ventured down to show her the sights, and soak up some local culture and history.
We started to feel the cold, and couldn't help but be drawn to the smell of freshly baked bread coming from the The Royal William Bakery.
Sticking to the industrial traditions of the building the decor is very simple, long wooden bench tables and bakers at work within your view, making delicious loafs of bread, cakes and pastries.
The atmosphere is very relaxed, the decor is minimal without feeling like an empty and cold warehouse like you would imagine.
Giant communal pots and dishes of butter, jams, peanut butter, and anything else you could possibly want on your freshly baked bread and pastries.
While we intended on just ordering coffee to warm ourselves up, we couldn't resist the cakes that were calling to us.
with a large dollop of cream...
It didn't take long for us to demolish it... It goes without saying, it was delicious!!
The Bakery manages to engage all your senses, and the combination creates an experience your local Starbucks just can't compete with.