There’s something pretty special about taking afternoon tea. An opportunity to sit back and take stock of the day so far and to plan the evening – or even to reinvigorate after the post lunch slump.
If you’ve not enjoyed an afternoon tea recently, then this is the week to do it because today is the start of Afternoon Tea Week.
So get out the fine china and cut up the cucumber sandwiches or treat yourself and meet with a friend over afternoon. Here are some of the best places for afternoon tea in and around Teignmouth.
Carole’s Cupcakes Cafe and Bakery
13 Regent Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8SJ
Take a seat inside or outside this pretty little cafe and enjoy tea in proper china and one of Carole’s famous cupcakes that are made on the premises. Carole also serves proper cream teas and high teas with with a wide selection of teas, coffees, cakes and savoury snacks. The portions are very generous and the cafe also caters for specialist diets with gluten free and vegetarian options.
Twenty Six Cafe and Bistro
Regent Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8SJ
Whatever your appetite, you’ll find an afternoon tea to suit at twenty six cafe and bistro. Options include a Devonshire Cream Tea, High Tea and a ‘Proper’ Afternoon Tea. Inspired by continental cafe culture and decorated in a New England style, this is the perfect place to relax as your food is freshly prepared.
Finley Brown’s Cafe
Charlton Court, 24 Bank Street, Teignmouth TQ14 8FN
If you’re on a diet, you’ll struggle with the tempting, home-made cakes at Finley Brown’s. You can sit inside or watch passers by in the seating in the pedestrianised shopping area outside. All the food is freshly cooked to order and served with a smile with lots of gluten free options.
Tea by the Quay
51 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth TQ14 8DE
This is the place to come for proper loose tea served in china tea sets. Tea by the Quay offers a range of sweet and savoury afternoon tea options with scones and cakes made on the premises along with lashings of Devon clotted cream.
Old Walls Vineyard
Old Walls Road, Bishopsteignton TQ14 9PQ
Take afternoon tea in the Old Walls tea rooms or outside on the decking with stunning views down towards the Teign Valley towards Teignmouth. Afternoon teas are freshly made using local ingredients and you can even add a glass of very local wine from the vineyard – or, if you’re driving, take a bottle home with you.