The end of an Afternoon Tease era…

I’ve got some pretty big news to share with you all, which may come as a surprise…I have decided to close Afternoon Tease.

It felt fitting to announce it here, as my blog played such an intrinsic part in the setting up of my cafe. This time of year in 2013, we were in the crazed midst of the fit out (which I blogged here) and heading swiftly towards our grand opening on 25th October. It’s been a crazy, exhilarating and amazing 4 years, in which I have poured my heart, soul and life into Afternoon Tease. My little cafe has just seemed to get busier and busier thanks to you lovely people, so it may seem strange to you that I’m choosing to close. It was a very big decision to make and not one I’ve taken lightly but although I am so proud of what I, and everyone who has worked with me in my little venture, have achieved  and very much want to leave it on a high, I just feel ready for the next adventure. I don’t want to become one of those disenchanted people working in a job that they no longer enjoy. I most definitely have not exhausted my love of food but as yet haven’t decided which way it will take me next…you’ll have to watch this space 🙂

We won’t be closing the doors of AT for a few more weeks, so you still have time to get some more coffees, cakes, toasties & brunches in and to come and see us for chats and smiles.  I’ll keep you posted on a closing date and believe me, we’ll be going out with a bang!

I’d like to thank every single one of you who have crossed our threshold, without you we are literally nothing. Your loyalty, friendship and love of cake has made this relentlessly crazy job and all the hardwork worth it.

When we close in a few weeks time, Afternoon Tease as you know it will cease to exist but I am very happy to be handing the baton over to another independent business. I’ll be announcing more in the coming days and introducing you to the next resident of #13 King Street…



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6 responses to “The end of an Afternoon Tease era…

  1. Laura G

    We’ve been bracing for this impact for a while. So sad for us, but great for you!! Can’t wait to hear about the new projects you have up your sleeve 🙂 🙂 Lots of love from Laura, Eoghan and Spock ❤ And, obviously, see you very soon: we'll be eating all the cake and having all the sandwiches before you close.

  2. Dave G.

    Sad day for Cambridge, we have been bringing our grandson in since he was born 4 years ago. AT really will be missed but good luck for the future Jo.

  3. Joan and Richard Fawcett

    Oh no Jo, you do the best bacon sandwiches ever!

  4. fionanutting

    I’m so sad that you’re closing, I will miss Afternoon Tease more than I can say! Trips to Cambridge just won’t be the same without our now traditional visits for brunch and cake. I wish you all the best in whatever you decide to do next. You will be missed.

  5. So very sad to read, although happy for you and your future plans! Afternoon Tease has been a wonderful spot for me to come and eat a delicious slice of cake and have a tea or two, it’s seen me through being a student, two periods of unemployment, and now a maternity leave I, have many happy memories of my visits! Thank you!

  6. With change comes progress, and we wish you all the very best in your future projects in life! From one solid Cambridge Indie to another…… 🙂 The Beaderie, Cambridge

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