• Cafés, Coffee Shops & Tearooms

Cafés, Coffee Shops & Tearooms

Whether you need a morning coffee, a quick bite to eat for lunch, or a relaxing afternoon tea, there are so many lovely individual cafés, coffee shops and tearooms to be found in and around Essex.

Whether you need a morning coffee, a quick bite to eat for lunch, or a relaxing afternoon tea, there are so many lovely individual cafés, coffee shops and tearooms to be found in and around Essex.


 Walton on the Naze

Caffe Sala


Address: 5 Eld Lane, Colchester, Essex
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Mobile: 07999 310086
Independent fully plant based coffee shop in Colchester, Essex. Quirky interior, great coffee & fantastic staff! » More Info

The Olive Branch


Address: 1a Station Road, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9DH
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Phone: 01206 615741
The Olive Branch is a Syrian Café in Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex. » More Info

The Bakehouse Coffee Shop


Address: Wyses Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3SN
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Phone: 01245 248245
Great tasting coffee is at the heart of what we do at the Bakehouse. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with us here at the Bakehouse, Chelmsford, or pick one up to takeaway! » More Info

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome


Address: Hackman's Lane, Purleigh, Maldon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 6RN
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A time-capsule of the Great War Royal Flying Corps, this busy renovation project is an popular aerodrome and Heritage site, packed with galleries and exhibitions. It is also an award-winning centre for volunteering and wildlife conservation zone. » More Info

Blake House Craft Centre


Address: Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Braintree, Essex CM77 6SH
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Enjoy the rustic charm of the buildings, while you browse alongside the peacocks. Peruse the eclectic mix of goods and services on sale here in our exclusive shops, in a friendly relaxed atmosphere, where there's something for everyone. » More Info

Geek Retreat Chelmsford


Address: 48 Cunard Square, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AQ
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Phone: 01245 290264
We’re a geek culture venue specialising in comics, trading card games, board games, video games, toys, American candy, milkshakes and all things geek. We hold regular gaming and events – with geek culture at its heart. » More Info

The Vegan Way Café


Address: 82 High Street, Braintree, Essex CM7 1JP
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Phone: 01376 329009
The Vegan Way Café is a completely Vegan Café offering eat in or takeaway home cooked breakfast, lunches, coffees, cakes, smoothies and more. » More Info



Address: Mall Cafe Ground Floor, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Basildon, Essex SS14 1AE
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Phone: 01268 526646
The ideal venue for a tea, coffee or snack, any time of day. Muscovado offers a range of freshly made sandwiches, jacket potatoes and afternoon cakes to provide the perfect excuse for a break from your shopping trip. » More Info



Address: Trinity Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JN
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Phone: 01206 765034
Tymperleys is an oasis of calm in the heart of Colchester. Try the delicious food made by our chef fresh for you. » More Info

The Picture Pot


Address: The Green, Bridge Street, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JS
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Phone: 01371 811009
The Picture Pot is a very friendly rural village tearoom set in the lovely village of Finchingfield. » More Info

Winner's Tea Rooms & Terrace


Address: The Green, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JX
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Phone: 01371 810605
Come on in to our traditional English tearooms located in the picturesque village of Finchingfield, Essex. » More Info

The Oak Tree Coffee House


Address: Unit 4 Highwoods Square, Colchester, Essex CO4 9BB
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Phone: 01206 752934
The Oak Tree Coffee House has been open since October 2010 and is located on Highwoods in Colchester. » More Info

Blue Owl Pottery Painting Cafe & Gift Shop


Address: Nayland Road, Great Horkesley, Colchester, Essex CO6 4AH
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Phone: 01206 271990
Blue Owl is a small family run business based in a converted country pub just outside Colchester in Essex. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, relaxing atmosphere for you to be creative! » More Info

Gleneagles Guesthouse


Address: 5-6 Clifftown Parade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1DP
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Phone: 01702 333635
The Gleneagles Guesthouse sits proudly in one of Southend on Sea's most scenic and tranquil clifftop locations, overlooking the beautiful Cliff Gardens and enjoying panoramic views of the Thames estuary and Southend's vibrant seafront. » More Info

The Breakfast Club Chelmsford


Address: Unit 2 219 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0LR
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Phone: 01245 204096
We are a family owned group of cafs that started life in a small, egg yolk yellow fronted slice of heaven in Soho in 2005. Chelmsford is our third location outside of London & we’re proud to be here. » More Info



Address: 21 Clifftown Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1AB
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Coffee, Falafel & Cocktails. » More Info

Mayfield Farm Bakery


Address: Mayfield Farm, Sheering Road, Harlow, Essex CM17 0JP
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Phone: 01279 411774
We are an artisan bakery on the outskirts of Harlow, making & baking fabulous breads, savoury bakes and cakes. Our Cafe offers a comfortable space to catch up with friends, whilst enjoying breakfast, lunch, tea and cake, or our famous Afternoon Tea. » More Info



Address: 118 High Street, kelvedon, Essex CO5 9AA
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We are EDON, a coffee shop/homeware store on Kelvedon High Street in Essex. » More Info

The Tea Cosy Cafe


Address: 83 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Greater London RM14 2AH
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Phone: 07394 072852
The Tea Cosy Cafe a family run business, established in 2013. We aim to provide the best quality food for the most reasonable prices. » More Info

Prettyfields Vineyard


Address: Dead Lane, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex CO7 7PF
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Phone: 01206 231593
Wine tasting, tours, shop, bar, coffee & vineyard trail in the beautiful Essex countryside. » More Info

The Bakehouse Coffee Shop


Address: Madison Heights, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex CM9 5JQ
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Phone: 01621 929511
Great tasting coffee is at the heart of what we do at the Bakehouse. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with us here at the Bakehouse, Maldon, or pick one up to takeaway! » More Info

Loofer's Food & Coffee Place


Address: 1 Culver Street West, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JG
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Phone: 01206 573500
We have been serving up tasty creations for over a decade, for both the food lovers, as well as the coffee lovers. » More Info

The Barge Tearooms


Address: Cooks Yard, The Hythe Quay, Maldon, Essex CM9 5HN
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Mobile: 07718 478400
Located on board "Resourceful" at Cooks Yard on the Hythe Quay, Maldon, she was the last barge built in 1931 and is now home to Topsail’s, The Barge Tearooms, where you can enjoy breakfasts, light lunches, plenty of homemade cakes and afternoon teas. » More Info

Perrywood Garden Centre


Address: Kelvedon Road, Inworth, Tiptree, Essex CO5 9SX
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Phone: 01376 570777
Award winning garden centre with Coffee Shop and seasonal Greenhouse Café. Top quality plants, many grown in our nursery along with everything you need for your garden. An extensive outdoor living department with garden furniture, barbecues and more. » More Info

Starlight Tea Rooms


Address: Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 8RU
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Phone: 01206 560060
At Starlight Tea Rooms, we offer hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, light snacks and choice of cakes. » More Info

Elder Street Café & Deli


Address: Debden Barns, Elder Street, Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3JY
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Phone: 01799 543598
Elder Street Café & Deli is located in the grounds of Debden Barns, just outside the picturesque market town of Saffron Walden on the Cambridge/Essex border. We are a family orientated venue, with extensive free parking and disabled access. » More Info

Naze Tower


Address: The Naze Old Hall Lane, Walton on the Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
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Phone: 01255 852519
The Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction situated on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. » More Info

Tiptree Jam Museum & Tea Room


Address: Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex CO5 0RF
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Phone: 01621 815407
The Tiptree Jam Museum holds the John Wilkin Collection. It is a great place to trace the history of Wilkin & Sons and Tiptree preserves, find out more about village life in Essex, and of course to find out all about jam-making. » More Info

The Three Shells


Address: Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1EE
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Phone: 01702 443422
The Three Shells is a landmark in Southend offering a fabulous selection of food and drink since 1983. The most popular family beach café on Southend seafront, situated on the award-winning Three Shells beach. » More Info

Coastal Coffee


Address: 2 Yorick Road, West Mersea, Essex CO5 8HT
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Phone: 01206 382885
A speciality coffee house on Mersea Island on the East Anglian Coast. » More Info

Kentwell Hall and Gardens


Address: High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9BA
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Phone: 01787 310207
Kentwell Hall is Suffolk’s hidden gem and one of England’s finest Tudor houses that stands within the most extensive moat in the county and nearly 30 acres of formal gardens and grounds. A stunning property with immense character and individuality. » More Info

Owl's Hill Tearoom


Address: Owl's Hill, Terling, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 2PW
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Phone: 01245 233100
At Owl's Hill Tearoom we believe that good food is as important as a warm welcome! » More Info

Stop The World Cafe


Address: 113 The Broadway, Leigh on Sea, Southend on Sea, Essex SS9 1PG
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Phone: 01702 719969
Stop The World Cafe is a relaxed local eatery for drinks, shakes, cakes and light bites from breakfast to afternoon tea, a warm welcome as a neighbourhood cafe. » More Info