An artisan vegan patisserie and cafe is opening in Tunbridge Wells, selling everything from pick ‘n mix boxes to seasonal stews and wedding cakes.
Ruby’s of London will open in Monson Road in the Grade II listed building where Patisserie Valerie was located.
It will sell sweet and savory products as well as cakes for special occasions and celebrations, which can be ordered online and delivered locally.
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And people can also eat inside. There will be breakfast and lunch, Monmouth coffee, Bird and Blend loose leaf teas, fresh juices and “premium pantry and gift items”.
And if his London boutique’s menu is anything to go by, it will include plant-based sausage rolls, quiches, seasonal stews and pastries.
Ruby’s, which counts high-end Selfridges department stores in the capital among its customers, will have a good view of the new Amelia Scott Culture and Learning Center opposite, which is also due to open in the coming weeks.
Planning documents show that Ruby’s intends to keep the sunshade on the storefront.
London’s Ruby’s told Kent Live the exact opening date is yet to be confirmed, but is expected to take place in April.
Ruby Amarteifio founded Ruby’s in 2010, starting with a stall at Greenwich Market, selling plant-based cakes and pastries.
She opened Ruby’s of London in July last year, where her business journey began, in Greenwich Market.
On Linked In, she said, “I am dedicated to producing high quality products using only the best ingredients, which makes my product as delicious as it looks.
“I really believe in the importance of the artisanal element of baking and it is at the heart of my business philosophy.”
Twelve years ago she was awarded the 2010 Slow Food Fellowship and has participated in a number of London-based events including the BBC Food Show, Thames Festival and Real Food events.
She received the British Baker Product Innovation Award 2013.