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by Karen Grikitis (subscribe)
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Published September 10th 2012
Great home-baked cakes served by a young, friendly staff
Home-baked lavender, chocolate butter cream and lemon drizzle cakes, along with teas galore and organic soft drinks, are only some of the delicious items on the menu at High Tea of Highgate.
This gorgeous little tea room in Highgate Village,
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High Tea of Highgate
run by Georgina Worthington and her team of bright, young things, also doubles as a gallery/shop selling a range of kitchen related goods, including Staffordshire pottery cow milk jugs, brightly coloured teapots, and designer aprons.

It is the cakes, however, which will make you come back time and again, either to eat in or take away to enjoy at home.
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Interior of High Tea of Highgate
Refreshingly, there is not a cup cake in sight, just great, generous slices of sponge and fruit cake baked on the premises every day. As well as those already mentioned, regulars are chocolate orange, coffee and carrot cakes.

By way of accompaniment you can choose from 16 varieties of tea, three green teas and four herbal teas, hot chocolate with or without marshmallows, three types of coffee and Luscombe organic soft drinks such as blueberry and cranberry crush and elderflower bubbly.
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Teapots and other items on sale at High Tea of Highgate

A pot of tea for one and a slice of cake will set you back about 5.
If you fancy a cream tea, plain and cheese scones are also
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The outside eating space at High Tea of Highgate
available, and if you would rather have something savoury, High Tea of Highgate offers savoury tarts in a couple of varieties, served with a small side salad.

The tea room itself is bright and airy and there are tables and chairs in the small 'gallery' area as well as in the tiny garden at the back, and the staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Located on Highgate High Street, High Tea of Highgate is about 15 minutes' walk from either Highgate or Archway underground stations, both of which are on the Northern Line.
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Why? Great home-made cake
When: Tues-Thurs, Sat, Sun 11am-6pm, Fri 8.30am - 6pm
Phone: 020 8348 3162
Where: 50 Highgate High St, Highgate Village, London N6 5HX
Cost: 5 typically for a slice of cake and tea
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