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An independant, family-run tea room with a difference. Capturing the quintessentially British provenance of tea with an authentic charm and enchanting character. 



We opened our doors in 2012, sharing the owner's intricate vision of a tea room with those among Kensington who were seeking a truly unique experience. Adorn with vintage china tea cups and antique furnishings - everything in Candella has a story to tell, as the owner imprints her eclectic style on the decor; from the wonderfully eccentric tea pots, to the elegantly hand painted mural on the walls. Located just a stone's throw from Kensington High Street Station, Candella is a quaint hideaway from the daily bustle of London City.


With one of the widest selection of teas London has to offer, we serve over 50 various blends. Whether you're in the mood for a traditional Engish Breakfast Tea, a fruity blend of Hammam, or a Lapsang Souchong; or maybe you just want to try something new? We have an assortment of black, green, white and herbal loose-leaf varieties to explore. 


All of our teas come with a promise that they were individually sourced, tasted and collected from distinguished tea-destinations all over the world, to make sure that what we offer is truly authentic, and of the highest quality. 

Tea may be our speciality, but our food menu is equally as enticing. From the classic Afternoon Tea with fresh-from-the-oven scones and strawberry jam, to bite-sized macaroons and our delectable homemade cakes. We also offer a variety of light lunch options of toasted sandwiches and seasonal salads. There's always a tasty treat or a quick bite to eat to satisfy your appetite and accompany a pot of your favourite loose-leaf tea (or mug of Italian roasted moreno coffee). 


Of course we pride ourselves on serving the finest variety of premium tea, but we also cater to the avid coffee-drinkers of Kensington too. With the refined, smooth taste that comes with Italy's 100% arabica espresso coffee pods, we know how to serve a proper Neapolitan coffee full of fragrance and flavour!  


One thing we love more than tea and cake, is the pleasure of creating a unique and homely environment for our customers to connect, relax, converse and simply enjoy the little luxuries that life has to offer. To see you sharing a warm smile and a meaningful conversation over a steaming pot of tea, is the reason we opened our doors in the first place.  So, book a table today for you and a loved one for some much-needed quality time!  

Candella is not just a tea room,

it's a home. 

"Made to look like your living room away from your living room, this place is every bit as warm and cosy as is suggested. From the mismatched vintage seating and baby grand piano, down to the wonderfully bright and attentive staff – this place has serious personality."

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