Enjoy the perfect cuppa in Cambridge the next time you’re out with a senior; drop by some of our favourite places in the county to grab a pot of tea.
When you’re out and about there are few activities as enjoyable as an afternoon tea. Simple and yet always a treat. Due to its relaxed and undemanding pace, as well as coming with cakes and a light lunch, it’s something anyone can enjoy.
Known mostly for its legendary university, Cambridge has a wonderful selection of tea rooms making it the perfect place to take elderly relatives or guests.
Over 100 years since they first opened, Patisserie Valerie has grown to be one of the most loved bakeries in the UK. Using only the finest ingredients and traditional baking methods to create their lovingly handmade cakes and delicate patisseries, their afternoon teas are unbeaten. Featuring their most popular patisseries in miniature form, as well as delicious scones with jam, clotted cream, and tea! Cambridge is home to two of these fabulous patisseries, find them here.
Fitzbillies are famous for their Chelsea Buns, but traditional English afternoon tea is their speciality. All the baked goods are made in their own artisan bakery in Cambridge – from the bread for the finger sandwiches to the scones and macarons. Afternoon tea is served every day in their original branch on Trumpington Street, dating back to 1920.
Just a short stroll away from the bustle of Cambridge lies The Orchard in Grantchester, an oasis of thought-provoking calm that has been an essential part of Cambridge life for over 125 years. The Orchard is a place to relax and soak up the atmosphere of a bygone age. Sitting under its trees or snuggling in its old pavilion, its customers follow in the footsteps of generations of Cambridge students. Their delicious afternoon teas are served between 12pm and 3.30pm.
Parker’s Tavern, on the corner of Parker’s Piece, has some unique themed afternoon tea options, including Winnie the Pooh and the Coronation. Inspired by A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, offers a delicious selection of savouries & sweets created by our pastry team. With traditional finger sandwiches, crayfish & dill in pastry boats, accompanied by our Winnie the Pooh macaroons, Tigger’s chocolate and orange swirl cake and our freshly baked scones, served with raspberry jam, fresh strawberries, and clotted cream.
A warm welcome awaits you at Browns Cambridge. Centrally located for Cambridge’s local attractions and university buildings, Browns Cambridge is housed in the historic old 19th Century Addenbrooke’s Hospital, now lovingly converted into a bright, airy, and modern brasserie and bar, with a delightful outdoor courtyard. Enjoy their quintessentially British & utterly indulgent traditional afternoon tea, served daily from 3pm to 5pm. Take a little time out and let Browns Cambridge treat you to a delectable assortment of savouries, warm scones with seasonal jams, and irresistible mini cakes and puddings.
Whether you’re looking for a light meal in between other activities or you want to make it the whole focus of the trip, nothing beats a nice cup of tea. Cambridge has many different places where you can go to find one, some classic and traditional, and others creative and different. Whatever your tastes, there’s something that will suit you.