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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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

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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!

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


Friendly, family little coffee shop in Highbury! Nice prices and tasty breakfast/brunch selections that satisfy both savoury and sweet choices.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A wonderful experience! Great coffee and great customer service in a very cosy and friendly environment...Oreo Cheesecake, unforgettable!

I just nominated Highness Café and Tea Room as one of London's best venues.
Amazing cakes, Amazing staff.❤️

I just nominated Highness Café and Tea Room as one of London's best venues.
Amazing cakes, Amazing staff.❤️

scrumptious home made cakes make us look forward to every birthday (and sometimes make up one or two.. ;)

Lovely cakes and coffee. Run by family, warm and welcoming. Oh and the patisserie chef is cordon bleu which she doesn't advertise but the cakes and food speaks for itself..highly recommended.

You will love this place . Best carrot cake and coffee in town and you get great service

They have amazing range of cakes including gluten free range all home made .
They also have home made salads sandwichies .
Great friendly service .

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