Cafes and Afternoon Tea

Where can you get the best afternoon tea in Essex? Look no further than Colchester, whose historic buildings provide the ideal atmospheric setting for the best high tea and traditional English experience in some of the finest Tearooms. The home of Tiptree’s Wilkin & Sons Jam, where else were you going to find the perfect topping for your scones & cream?

If you’re looking for a nice afternoon out in Colchester, pamper your taste buds as you indulge in strawberries and cream in beautiful English Country houses. Book a luxury high tea in an English mansion or one of our finest hotels, or enjoy a sweet and simple traditional English scones & cream tea in one of our many cosy independent  tearooms or cafes. Each with their own unique character, from vintage inspired tearooms to one of Colchester's best loved traditional family grocers and coffee roasters, Guntons.

Many afternoon tea venues offer vegetarian and vegan, gluten free and kids menus, making it an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Afternoon Teas in Colchester