The Cake Shelf is a family run business established in July 2017. The café has a seating area for 25 covers inside and an exterior decked area for a further 8. It offers an eat in and a takeaway service, also local bulk order deliveries. The café sells authentic Crantock pasties, as well as a variety of breakfasts, paninnis, baguettes, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and homemade cakes. It offers gluten/dairy free and vegetarian options. It is also child friendly offering childrens breakfasts and lunch boxes.
Speciality cakes are also made to order.
The café is owned by Rob, who is 25 years old, married with a young daughter. Rob started baking with his mum and nan as a child.
As a teenager he started playing rugby and weight lifting, so baking got forgotten, whilst he went to college and university and qualified as a sports physio.
He played rugby at college and unfortunately took one concussion too many and was advised to give the sport up.
Part of Robs recovery was to start baking again and as an incentive to get better the family promised to move and help him set up a business to showcase his baking talents this took over 4 years but early 2017 his dream started to happen.
Diploma in Baking and Business
Health & Hygiene Certificate
Within 6 weeks of opening the café was inspected and received a 5* Hygiene rating
Rob also won his first cake competition held in Sherborne by BIBIC, which was judged by 2 previous contestants of The Great British Bake off.