This week a friend and I enjoyed a classic Afternoon Tea at a Cambridge institution to start this New Year off in fine style. Fitzbillies is an old-school bakery and cafe which is famous for it’s sticky Chelsea Buns, made and sold on the premises since 1921.
We enjoyed a traditional Afternoon Tea, which was beautifully presented on the classic three-tiered stand with a pot of tea from a selection available
The Fitzbillies Afternoon Tea consisted of a tier of white and brown freshly-made finger sandwiches with fillings of egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon and cream cheese, ham and whole-grain mustard, and cheese and chutney. This was followed by a fruit scone with home-made jam and clotted cream, and a selection of mini-cakes. It was served with a pot of tea from a variety available, and we were offered a second brew free of charge. My only slight criticism was that the scone was served cold, and a bit dry for my taste. At £18 per person it’s great value, especially if like us you have the Afternoon Tea as a meal substitute.
Granny Apples says – Fitzbillies is possibly the best cafe in Cambridge for a quality Afternoon Tea in lovely surroundings, with prompt and friendly service. Highly recommended.
51-52 Trumpington Street
Tel: 01223 352500