|Picture from Teacake, Shepreth|
I’ve been keeping this little place from you, well, unless you follow me on Twitter, in which case I have been banging on about how great their coffee is for about 6 months now.
I’m very lucky and I know it. This tea room does amazing coffee, homemade cakes and sandwiches is 2 minutes away from my office. I know. So lucky.
Teacake is in a grade 1 listed building, which used to be the old village post office. There is a cosy little dining area and also a pretty tea garden for the warmer months – we’ve had meetings there which is a much more of an improvement than a boring boardroom, and it comes with cake! The owners, Christine and Maurice, are really interested in food and love to try out new ideas and try to source their ingredients as locally as possible, it is great to see people who really care about their food and it means there is always something new there.
Their coffee is what I really shout about – it is Monmouth Coffee and Maurice is quite the coffee expert, and knowing I’m a food blogger he loves to talk to me about how he makes his coffee and how a proper cup should be made.
Along with the coffee there are an array of freshly baked cakes – Victoria sponge, sticky date (my favourite), gluten free lemon – flapjacks, tiffin, scones and of course teacakes. They have a range of loose leaf teas which you can also buy to take home with you. For lunchtime there are also sandwiches (often made with their own home baked hams or smoked salmon), soups, salads and savoury muffins. For the locals they also handily sell basic groceries including the Cobs Bakery bread and Wobbly Bottom farm goats cheese, which I am a big fan of.
Teacake is just around the corner from Shepreth train station, so easy to get to if you’re in Cambridge and a perfect place to go if you’re visiting Shepreth Wildlife Park for the day. They are open Wednesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm. Find them on Facebook.