I love a bit of a wander, and on turning up in Canterbury town centre following a lovely wedding nearby we came across the lovely little Tiny Tim’s Tea Room on a quaint looking little street in the shadow of the huge cathedral.
I live in Brixton where nothing is very quaint at all, so love a little dolly village looking place, and Tiny Tim’s is up there.
What to eat..
We were seated outside on the terrace which was lovely, and told the scone of the day (scone of the day!!) Blueberry and white chocolate as it happens, but I wasn’t up for something sweet, and my boring side when for eggs benedict – predictable of me but classic. There was a vat of hollandaise, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and thick ham with runny eggs.
The menu was full of local specialities, like Kentish Huffkin, which Ian went for. It’s a rich bread roll made from locally milled flour, and has a soft crumb from the long rising time. Supposedly a huffkin master will also wrap it in cloth as it cools to give it a soft crust.
There was also a tea menu with about 30 teas, a cafetiere menu and an espresso menu. My Brazilian cafetiere was lovely and strong, pimped with fresh double cream.
The place has a real family business feel, and it’s obviously been there a while. There is a room upstairs that is haunted by the naughty children that used to live there – not something you tend to see in Cafe Nero.
A gorgeous little stop if you’re in Canterbury – history, deliciousness, great service and all the tea you can drink. They also have various afternoon tea options if you fancy that, and everything is freshly baked – what more could you want.
34 St Margaret’s St, Canterbury CT1 2TG | www.tinytimstearoom.com