To A Tea: COCOMAYA


Right as I started on this quest
to find great tea rooms in London,
it seems the requests have been pouring in.

That, my friends, is what we call "perfect timing."

I'm really excited about the tea room
you're getting to see today.

Not only is it fantastic,
but it's also really central
so it's perfect for anyone visiting the city...

It's also a short bus ride directly to/from my flat,
so I now know that I can easily access 
this cute place whenever I so desire.

And that my friends, is what we call "trouble."

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This little tea shop + chocolaterie
is the brain child of some very hip people:
the former head of concept (Joel Bernstein)
and former accessories & fashion consultant (Walid al Damirji)
of the hippest store in London
(and my personal favorite), 
LIBERTY.

It's only natural that the aesthetic would be hip
and that the vibe would be cool.

Coming from two people like this 
-with experience like theirs-
how could you expect anything else?

Well, you shouldn't...
because COCOMAYA delivers.





It's located in central London,
right near Marble Arch
and a few blocks from Oxford Street.

It's basically in the perfect spot
for you to melt in
after several hours of working your way
through the shops of Oxford Street.






The shop's location is tucked back a bit, 
so you'll avoid most tourist traffic.

Tea is served in vintage tea pots
and mismatched tea cups....





...cakes are served up on randomly cute china plates...

and the overall feeling is,
well, just really lovely.

The prices aren't crazy
and the selection of delicious cakes & pastries
will allow everyone to find their heart's desire.







{Mine happened to be a raspberry & vanilla cake. Oh my.}

Don't expect too much privacy, 
as the main seating area is one large shared table...

but it adds to the ambiance of the place.





If you want to opt for the fancy high tea
or cream team,
they do these also.

{In fact, there is even a second room to the shop
that hosts private parties and fancy tea time.}

There are also small cafe tables outside 
that can be huddled over
if the weather allows for it.

All in all,
this place is great.





I loved getting to spend a few hours 
in Cocomaya with a new friend...

....and I'm looking forward to many more
afternoons there in the future.

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COCOMAYA
12 Connaught Street
London W2 2AF

+44 7706 2883

Tube Stop: Marble Arch

*check the website for additional locations*






*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy

Posted on March 18, 2013 and filed under "London", "hot tea", "tea time".