Places for tea

Basak Pastenesi

Basak Pastenesi in Stoke Newington may be the only bakery in London where you can see your durum bread being rolled out and baked, and Cheese in Muswell Hill does what it says on the sign, offering a mouth-watering array of white camembert and blue-veined Stilton.

47 Newington Green, Stoke Newington, London N16 9PX
Monday – Saturday 7am – 7pm, Sunday 7am – 8pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7359 2338
Camden Arts Centre

Renowned for being one of the best contemporary art centres in London, this is also a great place to have afternoon tea.

In warmer weather you can sit outside in the garden with a cup of fresh mint tea and home-made cake.

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/
Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 10pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7472 5500
Clifton Kitchen

Coming here is a rare opportunity to buy plants without having to listen to non-stop muzak. After enjoying a piece of beetroot and seed cake, stock up on burnt orange sneezeweed or Echicacea with deep pink daisy petals.

Its a treat to be surrounded by a vast array of growing things.

http://www.clifton.co.uk/
5A Clifton Villas, London W9 2PH
Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7432 1867
Courtauld Gallery Cafe

The Courtauld Gallery Café is an oasis of calm set within the elegant surroundings of Somerset House.

The Café has indoor and outdoor seating and is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. Delicious seasonal food is made on site all year round. You can enjoy freshly baked cakes, salads, soups and light meals.

Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Every day 10am – 5.30pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7848 2527
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has been created on the old Eastern Curve railway line which once linked Dalston Junction Station to the goods yard and the North London Line.

Wildlife-friendly trees and shrubs, including hazel, hawthorn and birch have been planted alongside butterfly bushes, bracken and other plants that were already growing on the derelict site. The Garden also includes large raised beds for growing food, which are already filling up fast with tomatoes, peppers and scented herbs, all grown by Dalston residents.

http://dalstongarden.org/
13 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London E8 3DF
Monday – Sunday 11am – 7pm
It is wheelchair accessible
Dulwich Picture Gallery Café

With its cool veined marble table-tops, black felted seating and pale stone floor, this is a very stylish café to enjoy a mid-morning coffee or afternoon tea.

Professional chefs bake delicious cakes in-house, and their lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake and raspberry and white chocolate muffins are much admired.

Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 8299 8717
Gaby’s Deli

Wether you are here for a substantial lunch or a quick bite on the way to the theatre, it’s a real pleasure to choose from the dishes on the counter and pile your plate high with colourful vegetables, creamy hummus and a smoked salmon bagel.

30 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DE
Monday – Satruday 9am – 12am, Sunday 11am – 10pm
There is wheelchair access but the entrance is narrow
020 7836 4233
German Deli Warehouse Shop

It is hard to decide whether to call the German Deli a shop or a café – it is both, of course, and this unusual venue is located in the middle of industrial Hackney Wick. Many of the surrounding buildings now house small businesses and art galleries, so the German Deli has a varied clientele.

Try their bratwurst and sauerkraut sandwiches or a slice of lemon cheesecake with a pot of lime-flower tea.

http://germandeli.co.uk/
Unit 1 Hamlet Industrial Estate, 96 White Post Lane, London E9 5EN
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 8985 8000
Handmade Food

Hand Made Food is a community Traiteur where chefs are working on site developing and creating new dishes right in front of you.

It is a cross between a deli/cafe, south London’s answer to the River Cottage HQ and a busy catering company cooking at venues all over London and the south east.  Chefs cook delicacies such as fresh pates, beetroot infused couscous, Thai fish cakes, curry mutton or crispy pork belly for you to take away, or eat in the gallery upstairs.

All their produce is local, free range, seasonal and mainly from small growers and producers in the UK.

http://www.handmadefood.com/
40 Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0BD
Wednesday – Monday 9am – 5pm (Sunday to 4pm)
It is wheelchair accessible
020 8297 9966
Jewish Museum Café

Enjoy delicious food and drink in the relaxing setting of their contemporary cafe.

Choose from a wide range of freshly prepared sandwiches, wraps, and bagels, as well as soup, specials, and a vegetarian dish of the day. They also have a tasty range of cakes and sweet treats.

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/
129-131 Albert St, London NW1 7NB
Sunday – Thursday 10am – 4.30pm, Friday 10am – 1.30pm
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7284 7384