Sisley White discovers a few of the best local places to enjoy a cup of tea in Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Putney & Barnes
Clare from Willow Bough Tea Rooms, known for their freshly prepared meals and homemade cakes, is turning the business into a thriving part of the community. She runs biscuit decorating classes for children and for adults they host a Knit and Natter group every Wednesday. It is a free event where you can enjoy conversation, coffee and cake while learning to knit.
11 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, SW19 3NT
Bellevue Tea lies in the heart of Wandsworth and began from one family’s love of tea. Started by Clare Jones whose tea knowledge comes from years of meeting tea producers and tasters she met through her tea trader husband, Mike. They believe in the joy and experience that drinking tea can bring. Clare and Mike pride themselves on beautiful modern packaging and their commitment to sourcing high quality tea gives the best flavour.
Lu Ma is an independent café run by mother and daughter team Lucy and Maria, specialising in nutritious food. They have recently expanded the cafe and have exciting plans, including introducing a supper club, children’s cookery classes and healthy eating talks. It’s a great sanctuary serving a range of herbal and traditional teas.
43 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4JZ
For a fine dining experience take on the wonderful afternoon tea head to Valerie Patisserie. Set up in 1926 by Belgian born Madam Valerie who came to London on a mission to introduce fine Continental Patisserie to the English. They have huge selection of cakes for every occasion and a tasty range of tea. Grab a pot of tea and a slice of cake and enjoy.
In the heart of Wimbledon village is the French bakery which prides itself on the hearty and delicious range of cakes, pastries, sweet treats, sandwiches and quality artisan breads. The macarons, eclairs and the black forest slices we would really recommend.
The Ivy Cafe
With a special cream tea and afternoon tea menu including a sweet and savory option the Ivy Cafe is a super treat of a place to enjoy tea. Their sweet afternoon tea includes warm scones, lemon and lime profiteroles, chocolate and salted caramel mouse and raspberry cheesecake. Plus there is a sparkly option to add champagne!
Image by Willow Bough Tea Rooms