5 places for a cuppa in Milton Keynes

Discover some of the best places in Milton Keynes for a cuppa.


31 High Street South, Olney, Milton Keynes, MK46 4AA

Teapots in Olney is a family-run traditional teashop, just how tea shops used to be. Priding themselves on serving loose leaf tea in proper teacups, complete with saucers just like your Grandma used to have.  If you’re after a vanilla skinny coconut latte with a shot of cinnamon, this isn’t the place for you. If you want a nostalgic cuppa, in a homely setting, surrounded by memorabilia from years gone by, you won’t be disappointed. Olney is a beautiful old market town, just to the north of Milton Keynes, surrounded by the villages of Emberton, Weston Underwood and Ravenstone, to name a few. There’s plenty to explore before or after your cuppa at Teapots.

Mursley Farm Shop

Oliver’s Field, Whaddon Rd, Mursley, Milton Keynes MK17 0PL

Tucked away off Whaddon Road, just outside of Mursley, in an unsuspecting barn like building. Initially a small setup selling locally grown potatoes and homemade gelato, Mursley Farm Shop now encompasses a beautifully spacious cafe, complete with farm shop. The shop has a huge range of produce including local meats, ales, gifts, homeware and plants. Choose from the 24 different gelato flavours and if you’re lucky, you might catch them being made in the viewable production room. Outside the perimeter of the large car park there are alpacas, goats and chickens on view and a children’s play area with climbing frames and slides. Well worth a visit, Mursley Farm Shop is sure to please young and old alike.

The Woodside Cafe

Foxhunter Drive, Linford Wood, Milton Keynes, MK14 6GD

Located close to central Milton Keynes, the Woodside Cafe in Linford Wood is a stones throw from the 700 year old woodland, known by the same name.

With indoor and outdoor seating, their range of locally produced cakes and sweet treats, to ploughmans and full English breakfasts, ensures there is something for everyone. Winners of MP’s MK’s Best Cafe 2022 and rightly so, they play a huge part in supporting local charities, as well as fellow artisan food producers. With views of the nearby woodland, this cafe is an oasis of calm amongst the city centre less than a mile away.

Lakers Nursery

Furze Lane, Winslow, MK18 3NB

Tucked away up a lane on the edge of Winslow is Lakers Nursery, another family run business. An Aladdin’s cave of plants and gifts, the nursery also has a delightful tea shop tucked to the rear of the gift shop, with a sunny patio area to enjoy on warmer days. Serving locally baked cakes and biscuits, Lakers Nursery is another cafe that serves tea in proper tea cups and has a charm that makes you feel quite at home. Winslow is only a stone’s throw away from Lakers Nursery, a small town Southwest of Milton Keynes and again worth a visit if you have time.

Meadow Row Tea Room

5 Meadow Row, Buckingham MK18 1PU

Last but not least is another cafe set in a beautiful market town. This time it’s Buckingham, which sits on the edge of Milton Keynes to the east. Meadow Row Tea Rooms is one of a kind and ideally located for a stop gap while browsing the shops in Buckingham. Situated in a cute arcade with a number of independent shops, it offers inside and outside courtyard seating. Whether on route to Milton Keynes itself or you’re in Buckingham for the day, Meadow Row Tea Rooms is a great place for a cuppa and to watch the world go by.