Highness Café and Tea Room

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Highness Café and Tea Room
Anne Faber

Your highnesses of Highbury, cake and tea are served. The stretch between Highbury & Islington and Arsenal - what estate agents call ‘Highbury Barn’ – now has its first proper cake shop. Highness Café opened at the end of December, and has been luring in passers-by with its window display of charming cakes.

The daily-changing selection includes classics such as carrot cake or coffee and walnut cake, as well as more unusual confections including chocolate mousse tarts and gluten-free orange cake. And it doesn’t just look pretty: a slice of Victoria sponge cake, served on vintage china and decorated with rose petals, was buttery, moist and bursting with strawberry jam and cream.

If your highness hasn’t got a sweet tooth, there are also savoury options including jacket potatoes and sandwiches. On our visit the café was brimming with young families on the ground floor, while the first floor was more serene - with students hunched over their laptops, typing away to a background of jazzy sounds, unfazed by the distant wails of the toddlers below.

Venue name: Highness Café and Tea Room
Address: 21a Highbury Park
N5 1QJ
Opening hours: 8.30am-6.30pm Mon; 8am-6.30pm Tue-Fri; 9am-6.30pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Bus: 4, 19, 236
Price: Cake for two with drinks and service: around £10
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Average User Rating

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Adiam G
3 of 3 found helpful

Best homemade cakes Ever!!!!
The staff is always kind and cheerful with the costumer
I suggest everyone should go and try
You won't regret it

Katie S
1 of 1 found helpful

Hands down the best cafe in north London! Amazing coffee, food and service. And the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. It is truly a gem in Highbury!

Ceren S
1 of 1 found helpful

It Is the must delicious place that i have ever been. Thanks to all / Ceren

ahmet k

OMG!!!!! The cakes are just AMAZING, especially their Oreo Cheesecake. Everything is homemade!!

Michelle G

This is such a GEM in Highbury. It has amazing homemade cake and coffee and is run buy a friendly family who give the cafe a great homely vibe.

Lucy A

Highness has the most amazing cakes! It's a wonderful example of a local family business. Love it!

Monika C

Amazing atmosphere every time I go there. Lovely staff plus home made cakes are the best in town.

Nadia C

I'm addicted to their chocolate cake! So moist! And very friendly staff too, great place

Eric F

Best gluten free cake i've ever had! Cant still believe that it was gluten free:)

Liam B

Good coffee and lovely cakes. Stay away from this place if you are on a strict diet!

Jon K

Fabulous family run coffee shop. Great real coffee and delicious home baked cakes. Try the oreo cheesecake.

Matt M

The cakes are amazing and the staff are so friendly. A jewel in North London

Ewelina B

Very friendly family environment. Fresh beautiful cakes and treats which vary daily. The decor in this cafe is very nice too. I go there every week and never left disappointed.

Ola P

superb cakes, warm customer service and a delightful ambiance to ensure you'll never want to leave!!!

Mani S

Amazing cakes and great vibe - perfect place for a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon

Tom K

Ona is the finest cakeman I've ever know. he deserves the top accolades London can give. NOM NOM NOM

Rachel N

Wooow I was there yesterday definitly super cool place to go nice coffee nice cake friendly people.

Gerard B

Great location but the real secret of its success is the warm welcome of its owner

Rosie S

Family run and family friendly. A gem with excellent cakes and top sandwiches for picnics in Highbury fields.

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