Looking out over Broomfield Park, Baskervilles Tea Shop is one of the few cafés in Palmers Green that provides a child-friendly spot for locals to natter over pots of tea. It’s pleasantly decked out with cosy reclaimed furniture, dressers stocked with cute homewares for sale, and thoughtful additions such as crayons to keep kids occupied.
The savoury options – soup, daily salads, sandwiches – show an emphasis on quality; our sandwich was small, but made with good roasted beef and Tewkesbury mustard. The cake selection is plentiful, ranging from decadent pecan and toffee cupcakes to a couple of virtuous gluten-free bakes. The coffee and walnut variety we tried was a little dry, but had a lip-smacking buttercream frosting.
In a nice touch, tea blends (created by tea specialist Blends for Friends) are available on the counter to sniff, and the lemon and ginger green tea was lovely. Baskervilles Tea Shop is the best new café in Palmers Green for a long time.