Bafarat Cafe – London
Address: 6 Warwick St, Soho, London W1B 5LU
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus (Central Line) or Piccadilly Station (Piccadilly Line)
A Middle Eastern coffee shop called ‘Bafarat’ has been around for a year now located in Soho, London. Originally from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Londoners can now spoil themselves for an afternoon of luxurious treats at Bafarat Cafe London and enjoy their delicious afternoon tea experience.
A selection of their teas and desserts are mouth-watering, but their newly made chocolatey afternoon had me drooling. Prices of £25 for the afternoon tea set and an additional £8 for the chocolate tree. You don’t want to miss out on this! 🙂
Bafarat Cafe brings enlightened Middle Eastern coffee culture to London in an elegant space that showcases style, class and perfection. Bafarat Cafe London is set in the heart of vibrant Soho, just a short walk away from Piccadilly Circus tube station.
Bafarat has bought in a well-known chef from named Thomas Alphonsine to take charge of their patisserie section. Thomas welcomed each individual attending with a nice personal message on Instagram. I thought this was a nice touch, which not many do before an event, he guided us and explained how to eat tree chocolate tree as well as what each dessert was called.
As I entered the building, I was shown around the space and was greeted by other bloggers. Those who were also invited to this taster session. At the front of this store, you see plenty of colourful desserts displayed, which looked so stunning. The settings inside where you dine are pretty Instagrammable with pastel colours.
Before indulging in our afternoon tea experience, we were given a menu to have anything we liked. Some people opted for matcha lattes, others coffee and tea. However, I went for an iced latte as I was feeling warm over the weekend, heatwave seems to have sneaked back in for a late summer’s here in London. As myself and a few others arrived slightly early, we had our first dips at what table would be ideal to sit and take photos. It couldn’t be a better spot than the round table as the other spots were small tables for couples.
After having a discussion with other bloggers and taking some photos of the table setting, more people arrived. Therefore chocolate afternoon tea was ready to be paparazzi by all of us. As you can see from their menu, it shows you a list of each item from sweets to savouries as well as their pricing.
Having the afternoon tea on its own plus a drink cost £25, but if you add the chocolate tree its additional £8. Compared to other afternoon tea places, it seemed like a pretty good price for what you get.
As you can see above, you have a selection of three savouries and plenty of delicious patisseries.
Afternoon Tea Set
Their Afternoon Tea menu features some scrumptious savoury bites before guests can tuck into a selection of sweet treats, such as a pistachio éclair and Colombian coffee tart. You’ll find out just why Bafarat Café London have developed such a famous reputation for their desserts.
- Lobster Roll
- Truffle Croque Monsieur
- Salmon & Avocado Toast
- Apple & cranberries tart
- Mango & Passionfruit fruit cheesecake
- Pistachio Eclair
- Colombian Coffee Tart
- Belize Origine Chocolate Macaron
- Peanut & Salted Caramel Cookie
- Scones & Jam
If you’re feeling in a decadent mood, you can upgrade to include an indulgent chocolate tree including a dark chocolate truffle and tender caramel x peanut. The whole set is way too pretty to eat, you’ll be sat for a long period to get a perfect shot.
You have four different types of chocolate hanging off the branches, these are:
- Dark chocolate Truffle
- Chocolate Nougat
- Yuzu x Chocolate
- Tender Caramel x Peanut
Here is the outcome of the full four sets of afternoon tea treats on our table, including the tree. The treats were placed on a branch made out of chocolate. Can you believe that? All of us were quite shocked that the branches and trees themselves were edible but way too strong to eat. I liked the fact it had a nice moon-shaped around the tree, to hold the pretty impressive patisserie I thought.
Overall, from start to finish I had such a fun experience. Something I enjoyed attending after such a while waiting for the lockdown to re-open. To be honest, this was the first in-person event ever since March, to see and network with people again was amazing. The afternoon tea was filled with so many luxury treats. I just couldn’t help myself but capture as many good photos as possible. Chef Thomas looked after us all during the afternoon, provided us with great service and showed us everything, which was nice.
The price here seemed reasonable £25 for afternoon tea, with an additional £8 for the chocolate tree, making it £32 for those couples, families or friends wanting to try this out. I would recommend spending an hour or so at least to check it out. The presentation of the afternoon tea snacks was outstanding. I couldn’t contain my excitement of when to eat and what angle would be best to shoot incredibly looking chocolate tree.
I had so many personal favourite treats, but having to pick one would be the mango and passion-fruit cheesecake that looked so nice and colourful, yet it tasted so good.
Food: 9 out of 10
Service: 10 out of 10
Price: 7 out of 10
Experience: 9 out of 10
Presentation: 10 out of 10
Overall: I’ve given this cafe an 9 out of 10.
I hope by seeing all these images, it has caught your attention to visit and enjoy some of their afternoon treats someday. Thanks for reading this review, until next time, I’ll see you all on the next blog post.
Disclaimer: All opinions and reviews here are my own, this afternoon tea was complimentary via PR WeAreMemo.