When life in a Cambridge college gets too claustrophobic, chances are high that you are going to go on a day trip to the nearby village of Ely. (Pro-tip: Saturday return tickets are only £2!) Ely is an adorable, pictoresque little village. It's very small and very, very English. After doing the prerequisite touristic wander … Continue reading Peacock’s Tearoom – Ely
Wait - Prague? Yes Prague! Last week has been awfully quiet on this blog (but not on our Instagram or Facebook *hint hint*), because my lovely partner whisked me away to lovely, wonderful Prague. This city y'all. It's so gorgeous and romantic, and the cultural history is just such a quintessential aspect of it all … Continue reading Cafe Savoy (Prague)
I paid £6.40 for a tea and a slice of cake at the "birthplace of Harry Potter" - was it worth it??
Another Sunday, another cheat day! For this week's review we went to Patisserie Valerie, marking this our first large chain review! Patisserie Valerie, of course, is a UK wide chain known mostly for their cake slices and hot drinks. But you would be amiss to forget that they also do afternoon tea (£25 for 2)! … Continue reading Patisserie Valerie (Edinburgh)
It's hard, being on a diet and blogging about tea and cakes every Monday, not gonna lie. (Coincidentally, that may be a part of the reason why I'm on a diet...) That said, there is a specific kind of feeling of achievement when you've calculated your calorific budget so that you can fit in scone … Continue reading Café Nom de Plume (Edinburgh)
Welcome to beautiful, sunny Edinburgh! Today I had a wonderfully lazy afternoon at Edinburgh's Procaffeination just off the Royal Mile. Sure, caffein conjures the image of coffee, and sure, they do coffee - but tea also has caffein. I've walked past this little cafe several times and finally decided to nip in. The cafe is quite … Continue reading Procaffeination (Edinburgh)
Ooph, it's been a busy couple of weeks here behind the scenes of Tea & Tales! The sun is out, birds are singing and spring flowers are blooming - spring has sprung and this beautiful city is becoming lovelier and lovelier. When you're working hard in these conditions, it's easier to bear - but there's … Continue reading Forsyth’s Tearoom (Edinburgh)