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Samovar Tea House

23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
+44 1353 662160
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (56 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00All hours
Cafe, British, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mecca for tea lovers - this place sells countless varieties of tea. And coffee too, including some unusual varieties like strong Russian and Turkish coffee. They sell food, but had stopped taking orders by the time we arrived so we had cake instead, which was...More

Thank Sleepybadger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but perfectly formed. And the tea menu will keep you absorbed for hours. Food was very good indeed. Teas outstanding. Service friendly and efficient. Wish I lived nearer and could become a regular!

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place with so many teas to choose from.i reckon you could go there every week of the year and be able to have a different tea each week. Great customer service and great food too

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to see this place every time we visited Ely but we used to go somewhere else for the tea. Today we decided to try Samovar and I am glad we did! Vegetarian friendly, has delicious fresh cakes, plenty of teas to choose from...More

Thank Ova I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought we would try the Samovar for a light lunch, and I glad that we did. It all looks very veggie from outside but I would say there is probably something for everyone on the menu. We both had the delicious bagels, and so many...More

Thank hilary2307
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a wonderful old place to go for lunch. Samovar has a myriad of different teas to try. The cafe also has varied and tasty food on offer with weekly 'specials'.

Thank 691plm123
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Enjoyed my tea and scrambled egg.. There was an awful lot to choose from for teas, not a lot of food on offer.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast at The Samovar and thought there was an excellent choice of teas. I did try the breakfast menu, but wouldn't bother if I want again. I would say this place would be good if you want to avoid the larger coffee chain...More

Thank Foodcritictoday
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We spent the day in Ely and wandered around most of it. I tried three times to get a good latte and a decent cup of tea. This little shop was very friendly, the did a great coffee and has a massive selection of tea...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As a couple we have visited this quaint little tea house a number of times. It is always very busy. The selection of teas and coffee's is amazing. As recent visitors to Assam we have a taste for quirky teas and this place always fulfils...More

Thank siggy992
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 662160
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