Highness Café and Tea Room




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Anne Faber

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

User ratings:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5
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Venue details

  • Address:

    Highness Café and Tea Room 21a Highbury Park
    N5 1QJ

  • Venue phone:

    020 7998 8595

  • Opening hours:

    Open 8.30am-6.30pm Mon; 8am-6.30pm Tue-Fri; 9am-6.30pm Sat, Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Bus 4, 19 or 236

  • Price:

    Cake for two with drinks and service: around £10

  • Map

    1. Highness Café and Tea Room
      • 21a Highbury Park
        N5 1QJ
      • 020 7998 8595
      • 51.55377,-0.098437

Users say

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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:11
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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Couldn't believe TimeOut has given this this Cafe only 3 stars. I work nearby this cafe and use it frequently for lunch. The food, coffee and cake it top notch as is the friendly service.


This deserves far more than the 3 stars Time Out has given - the cakes here are superb and service is always with a smile. What I really like about the cakes at Highness is that they are not overly sweet in the American style that has sadly become all too common in London. A hidden gem!


I'm not sure why Time Out have given this fantastic little place with its friendly staff just 3 stars? We've had consistently delicious cakes here, often with inventive flavours (one last week was orange, banana and cranberry) and served with delicious pots of tea, and all reasonably priced considering the home made and fresh nature of the cakes. This is much better than Time Out's No. 1 Tea Shop (The Haberdashery, in Crouch End), which is over-priced, crowded to a degree of unpleasantness and with cakes that are not a patch on the Highness.


Very friendly staff and lovely cakes and sandwiches. I had a tea party for my birthday and it was a very relaxed and happy afternoon. I have also been back alone and have sat for ages with my laptop undisturbed and unhurried.


Really nice coffee and food. Good for lunch or just a quick coffee. Really nice staff. The appearance from the outside is slightly deceiving (it looks a bit like a Granny's Tea Room) but the atmosphere is much warmer than that. I come here to work often and can sit for hours with my laptop quite happily.


Excellent place, go a lot to sit in and for take away food! Amazing salads! , come on time out, up your rating!!


This has become one of my favourite places in London. Friendly atmosphere, good taste for music and absolutely gorgeous cakes. Give it a try, I promise you won't be disappointed.


A great atmosphere, family friendly & of course amazing cakes!!! Highly recommended!!


These timeout chaps, they are never happy in their ratings. Finally a great place in a stretch of Highbury that never had a nice place like this. Welcome to the area and keep up as I and friend of mine love your place!


Great cakes and coffee. Would recommend anyone to give this great shop a visit.