The chosen bun: Tesco opens first hot cross bun cafe

From chocolate eggs to hot-cross buns, Easter is a time to indulge in a treat or two. This year, supermarket chain Tesco is getting in the mood for Easter and making sure every little really does help with the launch of the first-ever Hot Cross Bun Cafe. Open for a limited time only, you can use OpenTable to book your spot at the pop up and secure a table, with all the proceeds going to Tesco’s charity partner, the Trussell Trust. Here, we’ve got the lowdown on anything and everything you need to know about the Hot Cross Bun Cafe.

What is the hot cross bun cafe?

Tesco is bringing the UK’s first hot cross bun restaurant to London just in time for Easter. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience and make Easter your own this year with a range of delicious hot cross buns. The restaurant opens its doors for a limited time only on April 5th.

Where can I find it?

Where else would a hot cross bun cafe work other than in the heart of Shoreditch? You’ll find the spot located on Great Eastern Street, with Old Street (Northern Line) the nearest tube station. The cafe opens daily from 10 am.

What’s on the menu?

Hot cross buns and more hot cross buns. But don’t think there isn’t a twist. The Tesco Hot Cross Bun Cafe has a variety of options to cater to all tastes, from vegan to gluten-free. Each dish is a Tesco product with an innovative take on the hot cross bun.

On top of that, you can expect a dynamic dining experience. So whether you’re after a hot cross bun brunch, afternoon teas, lunch or a five-course fine dining meal with signature cocktails, there’s a setting to serve your needs.

How much does it cost?

Every little helps with Tesco, and items on the menu start from just £5 per person. All proceeds go to the supermarket’s charity partner, the Trussell Trust, which will help those in need of emergency food and support over the Easter period.

Is there anything else I should know?

You can turn up at the last minute if you’re feeling spontaneous, as a small proportion of tables will be available during each session for walk-ins. But to avoid disappointment, book directly with OpenTable and secure your seat at the only hot cross bun cafe in town.

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