5 Spots for a Cup Of Tea In Southend

Enjoy a refreshing cuppa the next time you’re out with a senior; pop into some of our favourite places in Southend to grab a pot of tea.

Enjoy a refreshing cuppa the next time you’re out and about; pop into some of our favourite places in Southend to grab a pot of tea.

Southend is packed with interesting towns and high streets, many with wonderful views and delicious treats on offer. When you’re out and about not much beats a nice rest and a pot of tea, especially when you’re supporting local businesses. Here is our guide to some of the loveliest tea rooms and coffee shops in Southend, ideal for taking an elderly relative or a friend.

Serendipity Café in Shoeburyness

Located in Shoeburyness, The Cart and Wagon Shed houses the Serendipity Cafe, operated by not-for-profit partner Serendipity Cafe Southend CIC.

The Cart and Wagon Shed was built around 1860 and is a prefabricated iron-frame military building that is Grade II listed for its special architectural or historic interest. Sitting at the heart of the redeveloped Shoeburyness Garrison site, it has the historic Garrison buildings to one side and the newly formed Gunners Park to the other. To the front, it sits on the edge of the Thames Estuary with its beautiful and interesting views.

Serendipity Cafe offers eat-in and take-away food and non-alcoholic drinks.

The Roslin Beach Hotel in Thorpe Bay

We recommend booking in advance if you’d like to soak up the atmosphere at the stunning Roslin Beach Hotel, as it’s one of the hottest spots in Southend-On-Sea.

Stylish, beautifully decorated and with a view of the Estuary that will delight, the Roslin is jewel in the crown of Southend and their newly renovated Veranda is a great spot for a pot of tea.

Give a friend or a family member the royal treatment and they’ll have a day to remember.

La Petite Petanque in Southend Central

Situated in Cambridge Square Gardens, La Petit Petanque enjoys the manicured surroundings of the bowling green and offers a little bit of sunshine whatever the weather.

It’s a truly authentic restaurant nestled in the conservation area, and they aim to offer first-class service alongside the ambience of the Art Deco period which you’ll experience through their decor and charm.

Open from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, they offer a daytime menu but if you fancy an afternoon tea make sure you book in advance.

Sara’s Tea Garden in Old Leigh

Another family-run favourite, Sara’s Tea Garden in the heart of Old Leigh offers wholesome lunches, locally-sourced ingredients and traditional cream teas. It’s dog-friendly if you are accompanied by a furry friend, and their friendly nature means they’ll find the perfect spot for you and your guest.

Enjoy a stroll along the cobbles after your cream tea and take a look at some of the traditional fishing boats.

Phabulous Cafe on Leigh Road in Leigh-on-sea

Phabulous is relatively new to the Leigh Road, but it’s no ordinary cafe. Phabulous Cafe is a training centre for local people with additional needs, allowing them to gain skills, experience and confidence in the food industry.

They have a lovely patio area so you can people watch, and their interior is bright and vibrant. Enjoy a lovely lunch and hot drink while you support a business that is really making a different to our community and give back to a great cause.

These are just some of our favourites: our Care Professionals enjoy taking their clients out and about to experience their local area and continue the socialising they have always enjoyed. If you’d like to know more about the work Home Instead Southend do, please get in touch.