/Nic Roome's Madeleines at Monmouth Coffee

Nic Roome's Madeleines at Monmouth Coffee

Nic Roome’s madeleines have become my latest edible obsession. As far as I can gather, he runs a small operation out of his house and is a recent convert to the world of artisan food production, having left a career at Burberry to pursue baking. I was first introduced to Roome’s madeleines by my friend Kitty Travers, my official London food guru, at Monmouth Coffee’s Bermondsey location. Since it is only open on Saturdays, I sort of panicked at the thought of having limited access to these golden scallops of ground almond and lemon zest cake. I later found that these morsels are available at Monmouth Coffee’s Covent Garden and Borough Market shops, though only on Thursdays. For now, Roome’s madeleines are far too scarce for comfort, but they sure are worth the wait.

2016-01-09T14:10:53+00:00 February 13th, 2011|Categories: London, Sweets & Dessert|6 Comments


  1. leroy t February 14, 2011 at 4:31 am - Reply

    OMG. Those madelines are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

  2. Elizabeth Minchilli February 14, 2011 at 8:34 am - Reply

    It’s 7:30 and now all I want for breakfast are these madeleines!

  3. […] creamy, and delicious. 99.9% of the time they are also fried (the other .1% of the time they are Nic Roome’s madeleines. Such is the case for St John’s custard donuts. The pockets of sugar-crystal coated dough are […]

  4. Katie February 24, 2011 at 12:28 am - Reply

    @leroy t absolutely. they are dreamy.

    @Elizabeth It’s 11:30pm and all i want for a snack are these madeleines!

  5. Ben Wickham February 24, 2011 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Oooo! I eat these a lot (Monmouth Coffee is an obession of mine!), never knew how special they were!

  6. […] Nic Roome back in February while researching a piece on Maltby Street for The Atlantic. I tasted his legendary madeleines, perfect renditions of the French favorite, made in his London kitchen. I nibbled one while waiting […]

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