The Rutland Cake Company, Oakham

by - September 23, 2018

*Cafe now closed*

Millie and I visited The Rutland Cake Company at the Enterprise Park in Oakham for the first time in February (2018) with Millie's bestie, George, and his mummy. They are a bakery offering celebration cakes, corporate orders, cupcake decorating and they have a cafe too. It's a small building with only a handful of tables (plus some picnic table outside) but they've gone out of their way to make it as baby/toddler/child-friendly as possible.

Access into the cafe is easy and there's plenty of free parking but it is a small cafe so I'd suggest leaving the pram in the car if you can. They have two wooden highchairs with straps which are a good height for the table. They don't have a children's menu but made a huge effort to accommodate the toddlers by letting us order a toastie and then they split it between two plates and offered us carrot and cucumber sticks too. Not only did they do this for us but they left their toastie to cool a little before giving it to them and made a fuss of Millie and George which of course they loved! The food, drinks and cakes here are really lovely and reasonably priced. I ALWAYS get a cake to take away and have to make the effort to remember to get one for my husband otherwise I'd be in big trouble. 

There aren't any activities that the children can do whilst in the cafe, however, cupcake decorating activities are organised (see their Facebook page for details) which is why I've rated them as 'ok' for activities. A few months after our initial visit, we booked to try out the cupcake decorating. We had a fantastic time and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.

They have one toilet in the cafe which has a changing unit with a changing mat and they even have free baby wipes and nappy bags available. 

The Rutland Cake Company is definitely worth a visit and I have been back several times since our first visit. It's best to have a back up plan in case it's busy and/or the highchairs are in use as it is only small or perhaps you could call ahead to see how busy they are on 01572 723185.

Typically this sort of cafe would only receive an 'ok' overall as it's difficult to make small premises child-friendly but the fact the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome with toddlers is why I'm rating The Rutland Cake Company as 'good'. I love it here!


*Cafe now closed. To order celebration cakes please contact Naomi at*

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