Afternoon tea in Colchester: 5 of the best tearooms
16:58 07 October 2015
There is nothing quite as quintessentially English as tucking into a luxurious afternoon tea. To help you decide where to go here’s our selection of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in the historic town of Colchester
Tymperleys, Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN
This character-filled former merchant house, which dates back to Tudor times, is situated in a walled garden in the centre of Colchester. It serves luxurious afternoon teas on the traditional three-tier cakestand. There is a selection of sandwiches on the bottom tier, miniature cakes and fancies on the middle tier, and small fruit and plain scones on the top tier served with clotted cream and Tiptree jam. There are also a good selection of loose leaf teas available or you can enjoy it with a cafetiere of coffee.
Jacqueline’s Tea Room, 14 Short Wyre Street, Colchester CO1 1LN
A 1940s inspired vintage tea rooms that servers a simple but varied selection of sweet and savoury dishes, including a wide range of homemade gluten free products. There are also more than 30 loose leaf available.
Poppy’s Victorian Tearooms, 17 Trinity Street. Colchester CO1 1JN
Situated in a 400-year-old building with low ceilings, exposed beams and sloping floors, Poppy’s is a Victorian-inspired tea room that is full of old-world character and charm. Food is locally sourced and includes mouth-watering cakes, sandwiches, paninis and desserts
Caffe Sala, Eld Lane, Colchester C01 1LS
Café Sala specialises in serving high quality coffee and teas, and fresh local produce, including stunning cakes that are perfect for accompanying a morning coffee or cup of afternoon tea, in a relaxed, stylish and friendly atmosphere.
The Daisy Cup Flower Cafe & Florist, Unit 3, Mercantile House, Colchester CO1 1JJ
Centrally located in Sir Isaacs Walk next door to Karen Millen this coffee house has a quirky and vibrant interior, which is welcoming and relaxed. They pride themselves on a tantalising, locally sourced menu, including great coffee and teas. And as it is also a florist why not pick up a beautiful bouquet while you are there?