London Review Cake Shop, Bloomsbury

London Review Cafe Bloomsbury
White Peony with Rosebuds
London Review Cake Shop
The London Review Bookshop is one of London’s finest. A lovely, peaceful book-lover’s oasis in Bloomsbury, and just steps away from the British Museum. It also has a tea and cake shop.

I am greeted by lady with a lovely warm smile and handed a tea menu.
This lists an impressive choice of teas from Jing, including silver needles and phoenix honey orchid oolong.

There is a description of each tea with a QR code which links to videos about the tea and how it is produced.
I chose a white peony with whole rosebuds which was served in a pretty little glass teapot and round cup, with a white china pot of fresh water.

The interior of the small space is refreshingly simple and light, with windows front and back. I could happily stay here all afternoon. There’s something about drinking tea in a bookshop, especially in Bloomsbury, that makes you feel instantly more clever. A few of the clientele are scribbling away. I imagine writing their latest novel (they can’t all be tea-bloggers!).

The London Review Cake shop also offers a range of delicious looking freshly made salads, soups and a mouth-watering display of cakes. Wonderful!


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London Review cafe
Price of a Cup of Tea London Review cake shopPrice of a Cuppa : White peony with whole rosebuds £3.65
Tea in London Review Cake shop, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Leaf
Cup of Tea in London review cafe, Tea PotCrockery : Small glass teapot and cup and white china pot for water
London review books cafe, MusicMusic : blissfully quiet
Tea in London review CafeService : Very nice and friendly
London Review Cafe Bookshop, menuFood : Menu includes:
Sandwiches on artisanal breads,
Soups and stews, Quiche, freshly made salads
Pâtisserie, tarts, cakes eg. Lemon, rosemary and olive oil; Green cardamon and white chocolate brownie; Blueberry tea cake w. crème fraîche

London Review cafe TeapotKitty says: Love it!
Address: London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place, WC1A 2LJ
Website: London Review Cake Shop

More Places for Tea near the London Review Cake Shop:

Camera Cafe
Camera Cafe
Tea and Tattle
Tea and Tattle
British Museum Court Restaurant
British Museum Court Restaurant



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Tea Map of London

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5 Responses to London Review Cake Shop, Bloomsbury

  1. Lorna says:

    I can imagine scribbling away in there myself. It’s rare to find a blissfully quiet place to sip a nice cup of tea, I think I’d like this place.

  2. Jess says:

    I have been here about 4 times and have to say I am getting to be something of an expert on tea and cakes and their cakes are among the best I have eaten and the tea is very good, too- lovely to get a whole pot. Can’t comment on the savory food. And while there is no music it is often busy and can get noisy but the service is always excellent.

    • Kitty says:

      Thanks Jess! – and great to get a thumbs up for LRB cakeshop cakes -You think you have chosen a good subject to be expert on! Let me know if you have any other favorites.

  3. duncan says:

    Just across the square from the LRB is another nice cafe worth visiting if you haven’t already, the in-house café of the Cordon Bleu cookery school. Good for coffee, not sure what their tea selection is like, but I assume equally decent. And impressive selection of cakes and pastries usually

    • Kitty says:

      Hi Duncan, thanks for that! I have often looked at that place, but never got round to visiting. I enjoyed the write-up on your blog – the coffee looks fab. I will certainly pop-in now you have recommended, as LRB cake shop invariably full.

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