Unless you are in an area that specialises in Tea Shops, its often hard to find good venues to relax with a coffee or tea and eat cake. Why go to the big chains like Starbucks, when you have¬†alternatives.
If you¬†really want¬†to go up market and have Afternoon Tea somewhere grand, like The Athenaeum or¬† The Berkeley, then¬†great, but if you are looking for¬†something cheaper, then here are a few options.
- Design Museum – they sell Konditor & Cook cakes, always a good sign.
- Fig & Olive
- The Table
- 5th View Bar & Food
- The County Hall Bakery
Actually the Starbucks I have been to in New York are¬†a lot better than London. I had an amazing piece of Cognac and Pumpkin cheese cake in one on the Upper East Side, but for something more unique try:-
Pretty much the¬†home of the p√Ętisserie, so you are spoilt for choice, however for an inexpensive option, try:-
or for a not so inexpensive option, visit Ladur√©e.
Off topic, but also worth mentioning is The Chocolate Consultancy – Parisian Chocolatiers Map showing¬† locations of some really good Chocolatiers in Paris.