• Metrodeco



38 Upper St James's Street



01273 677243


Kemp Town’s most glamorous cafe blends its own teas for those customers who aren’t there to hit the coffee or cocktails. The tea is served in vintage china cups in a setting that aspires to Art Deco and the essential accompaniment is their traditional home-made scones with clotted cream and exquisite preserves. That’s not to diss the cakes. Petit fours and macaroons give a Parisian slant to the £18 Afternoon Tea, but egg mayo and cress sandwiches restore the Britishness. Metrodeco, with its strong cocktail component, is happy to supplement the teatime treats with alcohol. Afternoon Tea with Prosecco (served in vintage Babycham glasses) is £21.60, while G & Teatime (£24) allows you to pick from a range of mother’s ruins and add Feverfew tonic. Better still try the base to their Metrodeco Devil (gin infused with green tea, lemon and ginger, mixed with elderflower tonic). There’s also a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea featuring Bourbon slush, Scotch eggs, pork pies and whisky or real ale. Maybe your tea-going man has brought along his bloodhound (or chihuahua) – this is a dog-friendly establishment, too. Metrodeco delivers lots of its products, including its tea blends and breakfast boxes, but it’s good to visit in person just to browse the vintage clothes, collectibles and even furniture (it was once a furniture store).

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