EARL’S COURT – The Original One
247 Old Brompton Road
The Brownie Box started in the summer of 2011 as a small family run brownie and cake shop in the heart of Earl’s Court. My sister, Kristi and I, set things in motion, putting into practice what we’d learned about all things cake, from our mother, Leigh Markou (who’s become fondly known as ‘Mrs Brownie Box’).
We excitedly welcomed our younger sister, Steffani and parents, Leigh and Alex in 2013 when they immigrated from South Africa and the Brownie Box was then well and truly a family business.
At the end of 2017, the business underwent a total rebrand, taking it from its traditional style into a more modern, simple look – a sign of the growing company and its progression to an exciting future.
The main attraction at Brownie Box is quite obviously the brownies and their white chocolate equivalent: blondies, of which there are endless varieties. The range also extends to muffins, bronuts (our invention of a hybrid brownie/doughnut), cupcakes, cake pops and bespoke birthday cakes along with other treats as Mrs Brownie Box comes up with new and exciting recipes all the time. Everything is handmade and baked from scratch with love and care each day by the fabulous team of bakers who have become a close-knit gang of girl power. The staff and customers start out as friends, but soon become part of the Brownie Box family too.