About 2019-03-06T12:17:40+00:00

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 world winning Premier Cornish 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.

Rob also makes his own vegan pasties, which are cooked when required.

He also has made gluten/dairy free traditional and beef and Stilton style pasties, also cooked to order.

Speciality cakes are also made to order.

We are a dog friendly cafe.

The Owner

The café is owned by Rob, who is 26 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

Allergens 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.

The Cafe has been voted Best Cafe Yeovil 2019 by Lux Magazine