Orange Pekoe

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Orange Pekoe
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In good weather, you can be sure the outdoor tables at this perennially popular café on the Barnes/Mortlake border will be taken. Probably the indoor tables too: Orange Pekoe isn’t big, but it is bright thanks to a skylight and white-painted brick walls, prettified with a few decorative teacups and some statement wallpaper. There are no seats in the front room, which is dominated by the coffee machine and a counter displaying cakes and sandwiches, alongside a wall lined with black and gold tea canisters. More than 50 loose-leaf teas (black, oolong, green, white, yellow) and herbal infusions are available to buy: from a house breakfast blend for around a fiver per 100g, to a premium Japanese green tea at over £30. However, a pot of any tea costs £3.90 – a brilliant way of trying out new or unusual varieties. Food is excellent, from breakfast goodies (pastries, granola with prune compote, assorted egg dishes) via lunchtime savouries (ploughman’s and vegetarian platters, a daily soup, tart and salad) to afternoon tea of plump scones and finger sandwiches with or without champagne. Pekoe Royal – two poached eggs on a toasted muffin with spinach leaves and a big heap of high-quality smoked salmon – was indeed a regal treat.



Venue name: Orange Pekoe
Address: 3 White Hart Lane
SW13 0PX
Opening hours: Open 7.30am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9am-6pm Sat, Sun. Meals served 8.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5.30pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: Barnes Bridge rail or bus 209
Price: Main courses £4.95-£8.95
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Delicious organic breakfasts, amazing tea selections and some of the best cakes and pastries around. Great for delicious and creative salad or a sandwich around lunch as well.

Has been a great place, but recently the cake slices have been halved, a slice of 1 centimeter wide for 3GBP. Rude service when questioned.

Every time I visit London from the US (usually twice a year) I make a point of telling my friend to go there for scones and tea. It is the cutest tearoom one can imagine. Inside is gorgeous but can get crowded, outside is super nice and fun if it's not too cold. We sat outside and had hot chocolate on Christmas Eve. Aside from their teas, their hot chocolate is to die for. Oh and their prices are very reasonable.