Tea Hive is a quaint little cafe celebrating the nation’s favourite cuppa, and cake, lots of cake. As you’d expect, aside from good old English brekkie, there are Kilner jars full of loose leaf tea in all manner of strains. There’s coffee too, obvs, and they recently launched an inventive little cocktail menu utilising their house brews, think espresso martinis with Origin Coffee Roasters’ coffee, black chai white Russians and Earl Grey gin fizzes.
Their menu is light, fresh and simple, with soups, salads, sarnies and a very reputable afternoon tea. But about that cake… The glass counter is the stuff of Tooth Fairy dreams: take your pick from salted caramel chocolate cake, Creme Egg, Oreo or Jammy dodger specials, classic Victoria sponge, matcha and raspberry sandwich, lemon, avo and poppy seed, pistachio and rose and whatever else your imagination can conjure up, really. In true Chorltonite inclusive and progressive fashion, many of these are gluten-free or vegan. If all this is a little bit too saccharine for you, why not pop along to one of their regular Death Cafe events and indulge your dark side.