I first heard about Yumchaa on Berwick Street in Soho about two years ago, on a work lunch. I instantly fell in love with the place and have been back numerous times since. Plus, it’s two doors down from Cloth House, so I’m always passing it.
The food is affordable, the chocolate velvet cake is divine and the tea – well there’s so many different blends to choose from that you’d have to be a frequent visitor of Yumchaa to get through them all. My favourites are the red chai rooibos or the lapsang souchong. Yumchaa specialises in tea and the different kinds are all on the counter, in little jugs, so that visitors can have a browse (and a sniff) before they buy. And the staff are so lovely and chatty and extremely helpful if you’re not sure which blend to go for too!