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||Contact:|
21a Highbury Park
|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
4.9 / 5
- 5 star:81
- 4 star:4
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
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
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!
I live local and have been here a few times due to it being the only place that makes 'fresh' sandwiches. Had a takeaway sandwich, coffee and crisps from here today and I was so disappointed. The club chicken sandwich was extremely low quality, it is clear that their focus is on saving money. The chicken barely tastes like chicken and comes in a strange cube format - similar to frozen chicken you would get from Iceland. There was barely any bacon in the sandwich at all. The crisps were stale and flavourless. The coffee was half full and far too milky. I have decided never to go back and will encourage friends not to as well, at least until they put some of their focus back on the quality of the food and not their pockets...
Highness tearoom is a real family business with delicious coffee, food and company. The welcome is always so warm and friendly. It's very child friendly too. I've enjoyed many a coffee and panini here, I come every week without fail. Love it.
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.
Fabulous family run coffee shop. Great real coffee and delicious home baked cakes. Try the oreo cheesecake.
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!!!