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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Time for Tea....Bea's of Bloomsbury, St Pauls

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! We hope you are well today and maybe have some afternoon tea plans this weekend!

One of our lovely friends recently visited Bea's of Bloomsbury in St Pauls for afternoon tea. St Pauls is one of four locations where Bea's of Bloomsbury currently serves hungry Londoners tea, coffee and most importantly cake! With quirky surroundings, great food and special events we've always fancied sampling the delights that Beas has to offer so we were eager to hear about Sophie's experience.

Here is what Sophie had to say.....

Bea's of Bloomsbury is a coffee shop just near St Pauls Cathedral that offers a good value, casual, no frills afternoon tea, featuring its popular cupcakes and mini brownies. We loved the vintage setting, d├ęcor and quirky teapot lights hanging from the ceiling.
 
Quirky teapot lights surround you at Beas of Bloomsbury St Pauls
There was a selection of teas to choose from, followed by a platter of mini baguettes and then a two tire selection of cakes. There was two of everything - scones, selection of mini brownies, cupcakes, fruity marshmallows, cake bites, macaroons and chocolate meringues.
 
Sophie's afternoon tea - lots of sweet treats!
The cakes were lovely and we enjoyed the variety although this was not a dainty afternoon tea - everything was quite big and despite going there for lunch we got full very quickly. Bea's happily provided us with little boxes to take our leftover cakes home.
 
Unfortunately Bea's has not quite perfected the niceties of attentive service that we expected from an afternoon tea experience, we found it more coffee shop than afternoon tea experience. However, it is the perfect place to enjoy a good catch up over a cuppa and plenty of cakes in a quirky environment. They also offer lots of themed events and movie nights - details can be found on their website

A great selection of cakes and sweet treats!
 I think Sophie's experience demonstrates again that afternoon tea isn't just about the food and drink you indulge in, or the surroundings you enjoy your afternoon tea in. Of course great company is an important factor....but the service you receive is also part of that afternoon tea experience.

Don't those cakes look amazing though....and such a great selection to tempt your taste buds! Here is another photo from the Bea's of Bloomsbury website which will leave you drooling....
Quirky afternoon tea!
At £19.00 a head for the full afternoon tea and £26.50 each if you fancy a glass of Moet & Chandon champagne, Bea's offers a great value afternoon tea that I think Tea With Me and Friends will need to sample soon!

Thank you to Sophie and Rosie for sharing their experience with us!

Have you enjoyed afternoon tea at one of the Bea's of Bloomsbury cafes? We'd love to hear from you if you have - just leave us a comment below!
 
Thanks for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna
Square Meal

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