In my first ever visit to Vauxhall I went to the Tea Theatre for a spot of tea (minus the cake).
How non-Vauxhall residents find out about this place I don’t know, it’s a bit hidden, on what some might call the wrong side of the park!
Once you get inside though, it’s warm, cosy and the friendly staff couldn’t be more welcoming. This place is quintessentially British meets shabby chic with a tea menu to rival any other.
All pots of tea come complete with a fuzzy little tea cosy (I imagine knitted by a little granny somewhere) and the home made cakes are proudly displayed around the cafe in retro glass cake stands.
The menu is bursting with traditional English favourites like ‘proper sandwiches’ and scones and the kitchen is careful to use as many local ingredients as possible. All meats come from the butcher round the corner and fruit & veg from the Vauxhall markets.
This is the perfect spot for a quiet lunch or a long coffee in the afternoon without being rushed out as soon as you’ve enjoyed your last bite!
What’s even more exciting is the activities they run including a knitting club (so that’s here all the tea cosies come from), film club and arts & crafts club. This place is definitely worth a visit!
The Tea Theatre can be found at 139 Vauxhall Walk, London – sorry about the rubbish pictures!