Afternoon Tea in Cambridgeshire: Willingham Auctions Cafe Review
There is something extremely luxurious about catching up over an afternoon tea: the sense of endless time and food I think. My favourite places for afternoon tea in Cambridgeshire are collected here. One of the featured being the food of the home-cooked, locally produced Willingham Auctions Cafe.
Based north of Cambridge in the village of Willingham, this cafe is a great coupled with a wander through the auction rooms. This visit, we opted for the afternoon tea- one traditional and one savoury.
Savoury Afternoon Tea:
We start with the sandwiches, though its hard to resist the varying tasty savoury bakes. These bakes include a delicious slice of cheesy quiche, a sausage and pickle roll, a wedge of brie, a scotch egg and freshly baked cheese scones. All served with homemade pickles.
The Traditional Afternoon Tea:
Next to the cakes. A range of home-baked treats here including a cream meringue, blueberry and lemon drizzle cake, chocolate brownie and our favourite the Biscotti cake. Fresh fruit is arranged around the cake and offers balance to the indulgence I like to think!
After more chatting and resting time we move on to the scones. These fruit and cinnamon scones are really delicious and force us to eat through the fullness, determined not to waste a bit. I should add here that we were offered a doggy bag to take leftovers home but were clearly enjoying ourselves too much.
All of this washed down with copious amounts of tea; peppermint for both of us this time. It’s worth noting here that the loo is outside but we found that this offered us the chance for a stretch and some fresh air between stages.
This is a very generous and relaxed experience. The cafe is dog friendly too so inclusive for our furry family. Great service and a great place to catch up and over indulge- we will be back!
Willingham Auctions Cafe invited us to review their afternoon tea, but as ever, all opinions expressed are my own.
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