A Vegan Experience of Surgery & Recovery: I had chest reconstruction surgery on August 22nd 2017. For Vegan Mofo 2017, I will be writing about my experience preparing for surgery and my ongoing recovery.
The first week post surgery is probably the most difficult. It wasn’t particularly agonising, but it wasn’t always comfortable and distractions between napping were welcomed.
One of my favourite distractions is cake. Cake generally makes most things more bearable, unless it’s bad cake. That’s the worst. Luckily for me, I was in the right place to get access to cake. I thought I’d show you a few tasty cakes I enjoyed during my first week post op
I was particularly lucky that I had a vegan cake option just 15 minutes walk from where I was staying. My wonderful friend who looked after me for this first week went out and got me this beautiful Tiramisu within an hour of being back at his place.
I don’t usually like boozy or coffee cakes but this was delicious. The coffee and alcohol weren’t too strong, it was rich and delicate and just goddamn delicious. I was so thankful and happy to be presented with something so beautiful.
And it wasn’t just all the morphine that made this cake experience so magical, a few days later I pottered down and bought another one which was just as good.
This was another magical cake experience. My friend knows the best places for cake in Brighton it seems, this is one of his favourite places and my god, the cake is GOOD.
I went for a slice of the lemon cake. Now, this photo doesn’t particularly do it justice and glazed cakes never look particularly fancy but this cake was wonderful. So much flavour, the sponge was so light and fluffy, melting in my mouth. I tried to eat it slowly but it was so good I hoovered it up at rapid speed. I kept meaning to come back here to try more cakes but sadly didn’t get the chance. I will have to return when I’m next down there.
Also, this place is just lovely to sit and chill out in. Cute decor, teapots, lovely seats. It’s very nice. If you’re close by, definitely pop in. I noticed they do some vegan savoury options like sausage rolls too.
I’d not been to Wai Kika Moo Kau for a really long time, so I was super happy when my friend Laura mentioned popping in when we met after my post op. I really needed cake after that experience and I knew there would be lots of choice here.
I did have a look at the savoury options, I don’t think the menu has changed in all this time and wasn’t the most exciting, so I stuck with a banana shake and a slice of raspberry cake.
The cake was really good, great flavour, nice sponge. It was a little soggy from the fruit, but I don’t care! The shake was meh, bit too healthy for my tastes personally. I like a nice filthy shake made with ice cream and topped with sugary whipped cream.
So those are the three places I visited for cake during my week stay. I had some pretty good eating there! It’s a shame that I wasn’t more mobile and able to try other places, but considering the state I was in, I did pretty good!
Where are your favourite cake spots in Brighton? I’m definitely going back so recommendations are welcome!