Enjoy a cuppa!

Enjoy a cuppa in your favourite places accross Blackmore, Doddinghurst, Warley, Stock and Cranham.

The Forest Cafe - Thorndon Park (South)

Forest café offers a great place to stop for a hot or cold refreshment after a walk and is dog friendly.   The café offers a range of cakes and cookies made exclusively by award winning cake artist, Love It Cakes.  They also sell generous portions of sandwiches, bagels, Pieminister pies, sausage rolls and patties with a wide section of vegan and gluten free options. The cafe is open 7 days a week from 9am until 4pm and you can enjoys great views across the countryside and on a good day see Canary Wharf in London.  You can enjoy the new heritage trail and take many walking trails into the woods. Thorndon Country Park is proud to be the recipient of the Green Flag Award.

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Bonnie Café

Bonnie Café is a charming tearoom based at Hunters Chase Garden Centre in Hutton with both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Bonnies is renowned by locals for the warm welcome and helpful, attentive staff.  Bonnies café is best known for their truly amazing cakes and hot and cold lunches. You will always be impressed by the quality of their food and drink and impressive afternoon tea.   Everything at Bonnies café is homemade from the baked scones, popular carrot cake, classic victoria sponge, chocolate cakes and much more. If you love the savory option you will be spoilt for choice from all types of fillings in your sandwiches from ham & mustard to salmon and cream cheese.

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Megarrys Antiques and Tea Shop

In Blackmore picturesque village is Megarrys in Jericho Cottage. A friendly independent tea shop catering for every taste serving scrumptious homemade cakes, teacakes and scones with Cornish cream and jam.  Everyone is made to feel welcome, offering gluten free snacks and is very popular as a stop off for cyclists in the area.  There is a garden patio to enjoy where you can sit under the pergola in the summer and listen to the birds in the peace and quiet.  You can also combine your visit with a look around the antique shop within the cottage filled with collectables and small antiques and jewellery. Megarry is a member of the EADA Essex Antique Dealers Association. They love to get to know their customers and enjoy making you feel home by home.  They pride themselves on serving and producing home made goods, using the finest quality ingredients and served with a smile!

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Dandelion Coffee Shop

Dandelion is a family run business in Stock and is a local hub for the village and a friendly place to meet friends and family for food and a drink.  All ingredients are locally sourced and they support local businesses nearby.  They have a large menu from brunch, light snacks, mains coffee, tea drinks and cakes and desserts.  They offer a good selection of cakes from lemon drizzle, victoria sandwich, Maltese crunch, rocky road, lemon slice and scones with clotted Cornish cream and tiptree jam.  Dandelion isn’t your typical coffee shop, as it also is a bistro and the perfect place to meet friends for lunch.

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Youngs farm cafe-A

A popular stop with our clients and Care Professionals to have a cup of tea or coffee.  Cafe – A is located in Cranham, Upminster offering a wide range of breakfast, lunch and delicious cakes all year round.

Youngs cafe are known for their friendly service and can offer eat in and take away options including vegetarian and vegan options. 

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