It’s National Hot Tea month, and in these cold and icy times, there’s nothing we want more than a warming mug of tea. And maybe some delicious cake to accompany. If you’re braving the elements this weekend, check out one of these great local places for a cosy cuppa.
Juliet’s – Tunbridge Wells
There’s a reason this cafe is so renowned – their cakes are legendary and they have a wonderful variety of teas, so whether it’s a classic English Breakfast or cooling mint you’re after, you’ll be sure to find something here. Plus, it;s so charming, you can easily while away a whole afternoon without realising.
54 High Street, Tunbridge Wells www.julietsandmore.com
Bluebell Coffee House – Tenterden
Okay, so they have coffee in their name, but this cosy cafe in Tenterden also does a lovely cup of tea, with a great variety to choose from. And, while you’re there we’d recommend just having a slice of cake… or a breakfast. Maybe just spend all day there and try the full menu…
7 Sayers Lane, Tenterden www.bluebellcoffeehouse.co.uk
Eat ‘n’ Mess – Sevenoaks
When in Sevenoaks, stopping by this lovely cafe is a must. The loose leaf teas are refreshing, and with a divine selection of gluten and dairy free cakes to choose from, you’ll really be spoiled for choice, while feeling a little virtuous, too…
67 London Road, Sevenoaks www.eatnmesscakes.co.uk
The Cake Shed – Tunbridge Wells
We promise this isn’t just a round up of places to get really good cakes, but The Cake Shed (as the name suggests) do have some tasty treats on offer. That said, you can’t wash down a slice of sponge without a hot drink, and this is a great place to grab a cuppa, too.
32 The Pantiles, Tubridge Wells www.thecakeshed.co.uk
Tea @ The Oast – Tenterden
Drinking tea somewhere more exciting than your front room is always a bonus, so take it up a notch and head to an actual oast house to indulge in a hot beverage. With afternoon teas, sweet treats and even Sunday roasts on offer, head here for a cuppa with a twist.
The Oast House, Woodchurch Road, Tenterden www.teaattheoast.com