Momo Cafe, Heddon Street

Momo Heddon Street
Five o’clock Tea
Heddon Street loops off Regent Street towards the Piccadilly end. In 1973 Ziggy Stardust landed with his Spiders from Mars at no. 23 and changed the world. An old red telephone box, featured the back of the album cover, sits in the far corner, past a bar where everything, including the glasses is made of ice (useless for tea cup!).

Forty years on, Heddon Street has been branded, a bit clumsily, as ‘Food Quarter.’ There is a good choice of restaurants, many with tables outside. It is car-free so has a pleasant, courtyard feel.

Momo restaurant, with its impressive Moroccan inspired interior, has been here since 1997.

I sit in the adjacent MoCafe, reminiscent of a fashionable Marrakesh hang-out with brass lanterns, richly coloured textiles, exotic tiles, and wall niches with books, lights and treasures.

There is a good choice of teas, including Hammam (‘Turkish, fruity green tea w.rose petals and orange flower water’), Oriental flowers, Fakirs tea (spicy with cardamom), and of course fresh mint tea. I chose Five o’clock tea; a ‘light blend of whole leaves from Darjeeling and highlands of Ceylon’.

It was a really excellent cuppa and a wonderfully refreshing accompaniment to the scones with fig and strawberry jam.
MoCafe also offer afternoon tea with Moroccan pastries and tempting sounding sandwiches and savouries (sample menus below), so I will be back!

The atmosphere at Momo Cafe is both laid back and sophisticated; after my break I felt reinvigorated, ready to get on my trusty camel (a.k.a. no.19 bus) homewards.
If Momo puts you in the mood for a souk, you could head to nearby Liberty where the carpet shop is a splendid mix of mock tudor and 1001 nights. Not sure you can haggle though.

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Momo Cafe Tea in London
Momo LondonPrice of a Cuppa : Tea from £3.50. Cream tea, two scones £9.50. Optional £1 on bill to Kids Company – great idea
Tea in London, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Leaf
Cup of Tea in London, Tea PotCrockery : Pretty china pot and cup
Tea shops in London with MusicMusic : To add to the mix, a bit of Wham! (No too loud)
Cup of Tea in LondonService : Really good, professional, friendly
Momo Cafe, foodFood : Scrumptious sounding meze, wraps afternoon tea with Moroccan flavour.
Sample menus: Mocafe food, Mocafe Afternoon tea, (PDF)
Kitty Blake Little TeapotKitty says: Absolutely fabulous! No wonder a hit with the fash pack
Address: Momo
25 Heddon street
London W1B 4BH
Website: MoCafe

More Places for Tea near Momo, Heddon Street

Nearby Momo Cafe, Liberty Cafe
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Regent’s Street
Nearby Momo Cafe, Choccywoccydoodah
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Foubert’s Place
Nearby Momo Cafe, Camellias Teahouse
Camellias Teahouse
Kingley Court

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2 Responses to Momo Cafe, Heddon Street

  1. “Pretty china pot and cup” indeed! Love the look of this place.
    Kitty, you are doing such a service to uncover these fabulous tea places. Sometimes, London tourists (and locals) only think of grand hotels as places for tea, but you obviously know better and are presenting some cracking alternatives. Thank you!

  2. Kitty says:

    Thank you, that is very sweet of you, and good to hear! I am really enjoying trying new places, and this is one of my favourite places so far.

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