The Caketail Club is owned by the Patel family – mum and dad (Mala and Shashi) and daughter and son (Tanvi and Sameer). ‘We’re real foodies,’ admits Sameer, who by day is a structural engineer. ‘My mum used to run a cake-baking business from home. We had been thinking of opening a shop – but when this fantastic space came up, we wanted to try something different.’
The focus is on a fusion of cakes and cocktails, but with a twist! Hence you can order Caketails, in other words cake-flavoured cocktails (Pineapple Upsidedown Cake, Bourbon Black Forest, Chocolate Cake Martini) and cocktail-flavoured cakes (Espresso Martini, Raspberry Mojito and Dark and Stormy). In addition, customers can eat their cocktails as alcohol-infused nitrogen ice creams, enjoy home-made gelatos and order bespoke cakes for special occasions.
The premises have been stylishly re-decorated with artworks adorning the walls and an intimate speakeasy feel downstairs that is perfect for private parties. ‘Currently, we’re exhibiting paintings by Karun Soni, who created our murals, and we’d like to encourage local artists to get in touch for wall space to show their works.