Review: Outsider Tart

Outsider Tart

A couple of weeks back, I once again joined forces with the friendly chocolate meet-up group, Chocolate Walks, to venture across London to Chiswick. The object of our quest: Outsider Tart, self-described as “an authentic American bake shop and cafe which is devoted to all things sweet and yummy.”

Well, that definitely seems worth a visit, right?

Outsider Tart have done wonders with the outside of their café – a red and black striped canopy conjures nostalgic memories of sweet shops and a funky script gleefully spells out its name. The whole shop front screams, “Hello! Inside you’ll have lots of fun! Lots of yummy, scrummy things await you!”

We settled around a long wooden table with thick wooden benches and divided up some brownies of all kinds of flavours imaginable. A favourite was this delighfully gooey Snickers Brownie that balanced the caramel sweetness with a healthy spattering of nuts.

Snickers Brownie
Snickers Brownie

I tucked into a Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie, which is quite possibly as lethal as it sounds but oh-so-deliciously good.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie

All the brownies are incredibly dense and rich so sharing is strongly advised. It also means you get to sample more flavours. Win-win.

Where and when:

Shop and café
83 Chiswick High Road
London W4 2EF
Daily 8am – 6pm

Market stall
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre
Friday 11am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm


Inside the café...
Inside the café…
Inside the café...
Inside the café…

Author: Phoebe Amoroso

Phoebe Amoroso is a Tokyo-based reporter, multimedia journalist and storyteller. Hailing from the UK, she moved to Japan in 2014 and has since been shouting about the country to all who will listen. She divides her time between covering breaking news and producing feature stories for TV; writing about everything from business and tech to food and travel; and guiding hungry visitors who want to sample the best of Japanese cuisine. When not working and/or eating, she can often be found running up a mountain or cycling by the sea.

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