Unless you are in an area that specialises in Tea Shops, its often hard to find good venues to relax with a coffee or tea and eat cake. Why go to the big chains like Starbucks, when you haveÂ alternatives.
If youÂ really wantÂ to go up market and have Afternoon Tea somewhere grand, like The Athenaeum orÂ The Berkeley, thenÂ great, but if you are looking forÂ something cheaper, then here are a few options.
- Design Museum – they sell Konditor & Cook cakes, always a good sign.
- Fig & Olive
- The Table
- 5th View Bar & Food
- The County Hall Bakery
Actually the Starbucks I have been to in New York areÂ a lot better than London. I had an amazing piece of Cognac and Pumpkin cheese cake in one on the Upper East Side, but for something more unique try:-
Pretty much theÂ home of the pĂ˘tisserie, so you are spoilt for choice, however for an inexpensive option, try:-
or for a not so inexpensive option, visit LadurĂ©e.
Off topic, but also worth mentioning is The Chocolate Consultancy – Parisian Chocolatiers Map showingÂ locations of some really good Chocolatiers in Paris.