Last summer during my foodie-filled August Bank Holiday, me and Hayley decided to go for afternoon tea at Cafe Opus after spotting what a bargain it was at only £10 each! And with Summer approaching, it’s here again; personally I couldn’t think of a nicer way to spend an afternoon than drinking tea and eating yummy cake in the sunshine!
Before our afternoon tea arrived we were asked by the friendly waitress what type of tea we wanted. The pot of tea, which was included in the price, gave us about 3 cups each and we happily drank cup after cup as we made our way through the food.
In a matter of minutes, our afternoon tea was brought to the table too. Served on a classic tea stand with lots of delicious-looking goodies on it, it was visually attractive and we quickly tucked in to the first tier.
There were 4 types of finger sandwiches for us to enjoy – Smoked Salmon, Ham & Tomato, Cucumber & Cream Cheese, and Egg Mayo. They’re all pretty standard fillings, but they’re classics that everyone loves so they went down really well. Each sandwich was generously filled with soft, perfectly cut bread.
The first of the sweet treats we tried was a yummy Coconut Cake. It remind me a of coconut macaroon and it was really tasty and moreish. Then after a short break, it was time for the Coffee Cake. The sponge was really moist and light, and flavoured with just the right amount of coffee too. Whilst it was the perfect size slice for afternoon tea, the buttercream icing was so creamy and sweet that it became a bit sickly after eating it all though.
The bit I had been most excited for – the Scones with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Jam – didn’t fail to impress too! They were soft and buttery, and we were given plenty of clotted cream and a huge pot of strawberry jam to top the delicious scones too.
There was a really relaxed, easy atmosphere in Cafe Opus. We ended up grazing on our afternoon tea for over an hour and it made for a lovely, chilled lunch.
I highly recommend the afternoon tea at Cafe Opus – each item was tasty, the atmosphere was chilled, the service was friendly, and it was excellent value for money at only £10 per person!
Disclosure: We paid for my own afternoon tea, and all opinions expressed are honest and my own