It seems Karl Felipe Patisserie in Mahara Lane has been committing the grievous sin of serving sit-down customers with deserts and coffee in crockery when it doesn’t have an on-premises loo! So it can only serve them them in cardboard boxes and disposable cups!

It seems the bureaucrats weren’t keen on them having tables outside either, but relented on that.

So yesterday Eva and Geoffrey sat down at one of their little tables and experienced a haute cuisine black forest mousse (lowest in the pic) served in a cardboard box, albeit with silver teaspoons and a paper serviette — isn’t official red tape merveilleux?