Steel City Cakes

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434 -436 Abbeydale Rd, Sheffield, England, S7 1FQ

This bakery cafe makes vegan cakes and serves coffee and tea. No longer serves hot food, however has links with Burger Lolz a few doors down. All cakes are vegan since January 2017. Open Mon 10:00am-5:30pm, Wed-Sun 10:00am-5:30pm.

20 Reviews

First Review by itsmeagain

The Bessemer Cakes Ever - Edit

In an area of Sheffield apparently known as the "Tofu Triangle" is home to the tastiest vegan cakes I have ever tried in my life. I am not joking. I've had some rubbish over the years in places of high standing but this place is just phenomenal. We got a slice of the strawberry and pistachio cake at only £2.50 to take away. I can genuinely say I have never had a better vegan cake anywhere ever. Period. I was also informed they recently opened a sister branch more like a vegan take away in the city centre called The Plant on Campo Lane which will stock cakes baked at the Abbeydale Road premises as well as savoury items.

Pros: huge choice of vegan cakes, vegan doughnuts, Good prices

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Wow - Edit

Amazing selection of vegan cakes, very reasonably priced and of an absolutely outstanding quality. I was seriously left speechless. Their cakes are proof that dairy and eggs are not necessary at all for baking.

Pros: delicious , good value, friendly

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My wedding cake was a triumph! - Edit

I always get order special occasion cakes from Steel City Cakes. Every Christmas, numerous birthdays, and even for my wedding. The service is always great and the cakes are delicious.

Pros: Good value for money, Great big vegan selection, Friendly staff

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great variety of vegan cakes - Edit

Called in to get some cakes on our way past, great selection and they do 3 for 6 pound and they are big pieces too

Pros: all vegan, portion size

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Come hungry - Edit

I am a huge cake lover, but since going vegan-options for puds are far more limited. I went here with my mum and as I couldn't choose-got a deal on six slices of cake!!! Yes, they were all great and I would 100%recomend! The only problem is-it JUST sells cake so not really a cafe feeling when you walk in, not many people tend to stay in. But love what this place is doing so showing it the love!!

Pros: ALL vegan!❤️, Cakes to CHOOSE from, Good size slices

Cons: Doesn't have a warm friendly cafe vibe, Only sells cakes/buns, There's only one of them

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Fantastic! - Edit

My favourite place to go in Sheffield by far - I visit the cafe every weekend! Fantastic cakes - huge selection, all vegan, lots of GF options, great flavours. I can definitely recommend, lemon cheesecake, raspberry cheesecake and pear & pistachio cake are must try!!! The place also does a great cream tea (VERY big portion and really tasty!), and fantastic afternoon tea - at £12.50 you get MASSIVE amounts of food, both savoury and sweet, I have had it a few times, and was never able to finish it (I usually take 2-3 cake boxes home, full of leftovers). I also love the coffee here - try their take on the pumpkin spiced latte! The service is lovely, very accommodating, helpful and friendly, they make you want to come back :) My husband and I booked our wedding reception afternoon tea here, it was £120 for 8 people, we had the best time, best service and the best food, including the fabulous lemon cheesecake! I just love this place... :)

Pros: The best service and atmosphere, Great taste, Cheap

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Wow! - Edit

We got some cake slices and pasties to take away and they were fantastic. Huge slices of cake, and absolutely enormous sausage and bean pasties - and all really tasty! We will be back!

Pros: Huge selection, Big cake slices, Pasties and savoury snacks

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What an Amazing Place! - Edit

ALL their cakes are vegan! So much variety and they looked amazing! They also do meals and tea/coffee with a choice of milk. Gluten free options too.

DOGS are allowed in too!

Pros: Lots of choice, Gluten free options, Take away or eat in

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Excellent decadent cakes - Edit

Beautiful cakes including multilayered sponges, flapjacks, doughnuts, traybakes, muffins, tarts, the lot. Ring in advance to order a full cake, often they will have some available last minute as they have had twice for us, or they can make to order with notice. Take away or eat in with a cuppa. Best yet, all the cakes are now vegan. Got a toffee and peanut butter birthday cake waiting for tomorrow. 😊



Updated from previous review on 2017-05-21

Pros: Cake! 🍰, Cake, Cake

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AMAZING !!! - Edit

Returned to Steel City Cakes at the weekend to find that ALL their cakes are now vegan. Had a taster plate as there were over 30 choices and it was INCREDIBLE !! Non-vegan friends couldn't even tell difference. Highly recommended !

Pros: Biggest vegan choice in Sheffield, great location, extremely clean

Cons: Close at 5.30, Closed on Tuesdays, Had run out of vegan donuts

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A cake for everyone. - Edit

We love Steel City Cakes. They have a vast range of vegan cakes all the time. Some really unusual flavours available too and all are delicious. Staff are really friendly. We generally get the tasting plate to share which allows you to sample six cakes. Far easier than trying to narrow it down to one!

Pros: Huge selection of vegan cake available, Friendly staff, Good value

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Impressive selection of cakes - Edit

I would highly recommend Steel City Cakes. I have visited twice over the last couple of months and really enjoyed both visits.

The first was on mother's day, when I treated my mum to afternoon tea here. They will happily prepare a vegan one for you if you give them a couple of days notice and the afternoon tea itself really has to be seen to be believed. There were three (three!) layers of cakes and biscuits and another layer of sandwiches and sausage rolls beneath. It was all delicious and far too much for two people to consume - luckily they were happy to provide a large quantity of takeaway boxes for us to take the rest home in.

The second time was to order a hot meal - I had the 'chili cheese hotdog' with chips and it was good, although the chili and the cheese made the bread quite wet and mushy so I think I'd have the classic hotdog if visiting again (which I plan to).

All in all it's a really good cafe - as other reviewers have mentioned there are literally millions (!) of vegan cakes on offer and they all look incredible. I will definitely be visiting again soon.

Pros: so many cakes, food, vegan afternoon tea

Cons: cafe is a bit plain, outside location is noisy

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So Many Vegan Cakes! - Edit

I visited this cafe bakery for the first time and I was amazed by the number of vegan cakes available. I counted more than twenty different vegan choices, if you include flapjacks and cookies. And the range of flavours - all the favourites like Victoria Sponge and chocolate, but also original ones like Peanut butter, White chocolate & pistachio and Oreo.
The cakes are really light and fluffy and moist too. I can say that confidently because, although they are £2.50 per slice, they do an offer where you can have 6 slices for £6. It seemed a good idea at the time, but once I'd left Steel City Cakes I regretted the impulse to buy 6 different slices of cake. I needn't have worried, because once I got home, the family polished off all six in no time.
Steel City Cakes also have savoury frozen vegan options like burgers, sausages and nut roasts. On special weekends they do set menus for very reasonable prices, but you have to book ahead.

Pros: Lots of choice of delicious vegan cakes, Also teas, coffee, some savoury food, Vegan savoury food options in freezer

Cons: Limited savoury food choice to eat in

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Amazing vegan cakes and burgers! - Edit

Just visited Steel City Cakes for the first time, and was met with the biggest display of the biggest vegan cakes I think I have ever seen! My husband and I had two vegan burgers (Classic and Mac & Cheeze) and two cakes (white chocolate and raspberry triple layer cake and pecan pie) between us, all were excellent. Friendly staff too. Will definitely be back!

Pros: Biggest. Vegan. Cakes. Ever., Lots to choose from, Gluten-free vegan cakes too

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Steel city cakes...says everything; massive, glorious cakes! - Edit

A fantastic place for some Cake. The slices are always huge and great value, which is what we love in Yorkshire! ;)
They always have a massive range of vegetarian and vegan cakes, and have started doing burgers and other savory snacks too, although fairly heavy on the fake meat side but it's great to see more and more options in the city for Veggies and vegans! Can also get great milkshakes too, which of course can be veganised! The cakes can be quite heavy, and some can be quite sugary tasting, but I loved the black forest and coffee and walnut vegan cakes...amazing, pretty much visit every time I'm back in Sheffield!
The staff all always lovely, polite and always ready to help...especially when you can't make up your mind! ☺

Pros: Vegan friendly, Inexpensive, Friendly staff

Cons: Bit sugary

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Great cakes, large slices and vegan! - Edit

Lovely spacious cafe near a busy interchange. Vegan cakes always at least very good, not quite up to Doncaster's 'the enchanted bakerie' in appearance but who cares! Great drinks and friendly smiles all round. Burger's etc on a weekend too. Result!

Pros: Lots of options, catering too, Spacious light environment, Family run and good value

Cons: Parking awkward., Cakes tend towards dense/heavy

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amazing! - Edit

I got my birthday cake from here and it was so good, even non vegans couldn't tell the difference!

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The best cakes I have ever ate - Edit

Steel city cakes are delicious with such a wide variety for vegans as well Ive ate multiple times from here and I cant get enough especially at such a fair price and large portions too cant wait for my birthday cake! Try the oreo cake!

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Incredible afternoon tea - Edit

With some advanced notice, Steel City Cakes can provide a full vegan afternoon tea. I hadn't been expecting too much, but it was absolutely incredible: two kinds of sandwiches, sausages rolls, hotdogs, cherry and plain scones, lots of petit fours and various cupcakes. There was far too much food to eat in one sitting (and I say this as a supremely greedy person), and thankfully they let us take the leftovers home. It was £25 for two, with free refills, and everything was delicious - really beautifully baked and tasty. Highly recommended!

Pros: Great service, Delicious cakes, Value for money

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Excellent vegan cakes - Edit

Frankly the cakes are splendid really. They do vegan cakes and cupcakes, they really are fine. You can take away 3 giant pieces of vegan cake for just 6 pounds, now that is what I call value, it really is . On Sat January 4, my wife and I went in and the cafe was really busy, with just one person doing everything on her own. A thankless task. Then she told us there shall be a delay beforte our slice of vegan choc n raspberry cake is served. When after 20 minutes we did get served the lady was kind enough to bring us a 2nd slab of the same cake..for free....wonderful service, splendid and succulent vegan cakes.....recommended.

Pros: vegan cake on sale, cheap, great pot of tea

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