Baking at home circa 1975
Dafna was created in 1973 by Anne Lev, then a Liverpool school teacher, who saw an
opportunity in producing quality Cheese Cakes at home and selling them to local shops
The business expanded rapidly, riding the wave of increased cheese cake popularity
in the UK. Within a few years Anne, assisted by a couple of part-time helpers,
was producing around 100 cakes per day and delivering them in her Mini to outlets
all over the North West of England.
The business moved from home to its current location in October 1977. The shop,
believed to have been a Victorian dairy, still had the original decorative wall tiles
and those, as well as other original features, were preserved.
The resulting attractive and unusual shop appearance combined, no doubt, with the
quality of the products attracted considerable media attention.
Newspaper articles, both local and national and inclusion in a number of television
programmes have made Dafna's a household name in the Liverpool area.
Recognising the need to diversify, Dafna's Cheese Cake Factory soon began producing
other cakes many of which were introduced or recommended by local ladies.
Desserts and vegetarian meals followed.
Today, under the same ownership, Dafna's is still on the lookout for new, exciting, recipes.
It is probably due to this, continuous, innovation that Dafna's has maintained its popularity
throughout the years.
|Some of the original Victorian wall tiles which decorate the shop|