10 things you may not know about Afternoon Tease…

So, I thought I’d share some lesser known facts about Afternoon Tease. Even those of you who think you know us very well may learn something 🙂

1. We bake all of our cakes from scratch. We’re very much into good old traditional cakes and are proud not to have had a cupcake on the counter as yet (never say never though ;). We are expanding our gluten free repertoire and aim to have at least 1 gluten free item on the counter at any one time.

The cake counter...

The cake counter

2. We have an outside seating area, which may seem a little irrelevant at the moment but some the warmer months we will have quite a few tables set up outside the cafe, undercover in case of inclement weather. On the few occasions recently when there have been a few rays of sunshine, I’ve been very excited to see that they hit the front of the cafe first thing in the morning and mid afternoon.

Tom Milton Photography (TMPY)

Outside seating

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Sunshine in the cafe...

3. We love music! The cafe soundtrack is a collaborative effort made up of eclectic playlists compiled by staff, customers, friends and family. A few of our current faves are ‘Elenore’ by The Turtles, ‘Mr Blue Sky’ by Electric Light Orchestra, ‘Hotel California’ by The Gipsy Kings, ‘Biscuits for Breakfast’ by Fink and ‘Come Pick me Up’ by Ryan Adams. If you’d like to contribute/make us a playlist please get in touch 🙂

4. We have a very special bathroom! If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth a visit for that alone 🙂

5. We try to use local produce wherever possible and our suppliers include local fruit & veg legend Mr Neil B of the Cambridge Fruit Company, crumpet maker extraordinaire…Chris of Dovecote Bakery, cheese afficionados Cheese + and meat lovers Burtons and Barker Bros, Hot Numbers who supply our delicious decaf espresso and ever changing filter & and last but not least…my Mum who keeps us in constant supply of delicious homemade jam and marmalade…we’re currently offering her gooseberry jelly & Seville orange marmalade as an accompaniment to crumpets or sourdough toast…

Mum's jam

6. Despite being called ‘Afternoon Tease’ we don’t actually serve afternoon tea, however we do serve breakfast from 8am Tuesday to Friday…

Breakfast menu

Crumpets

and delicious coffee from Caravan made on our beloved La Marzocco Linea, which we’ve named Francesco!

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and a reguarly changing lunch menu consisting of lovingly prepared sandwiches and a homemade soup from 12-3pm

Lunch menu

Chorizo, spinach & manchego on a toasted brioche bun

Roasted veg & homemade hummus on sourdough toast

Smoked salmon & cream cheese in a homemade soda bread scone

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7. We do takeaway…all of our drinks, cakes and food can be packed up to go!

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8. We are a totally independent cafe…set up by me, Jo Kruczynska…you can read about the journey I took to fulfill my dream, from the very beginning and the fit out here, here, here, here, here, and as we got closer to opening day here right through to the other side here.

9. Every Friday is ‘Bacon Bap Friday’ when we serve thick, juicy rashers of smoked bacon in a soft white bap, delivered to us that morning with your choice or red or brown sauce…

Bacon bap Friday

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A great intro to our weekend brunch menus, which change every week…

Brunch menuEgg & Bacon StottieBrunchShakshukaHomemade baked beansCroque Madame

10. We have a booze licence…watch this space for the launch of our very own bloody Mary and more…

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4 responses to “10 things you may not know about Afternoon Tease…

  1. fabulous. I love the atmosphere, the food and coffee (and the loo decor!). What a pleasure to see this place get it so right. Well done to you and your team Jo.

  2. Barry Tennison

    OK, you’ve got me. I must come back again…
    I particularly value the range of vege offerings.
    All the best for a successful future.
    Barry

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