In the heart of London's bustling 'Victoria' is situated a hidden gem in dining. Offering both quality food and fantastic value – quite the commodity in this area of London. Café Bella Maria is homemade personified, offering delightful cakes and fluffy scones combined with a traditional British aesthetic.
An eclectic assortment of knick-knacks and ornaments are scattered tastefully around the eatery, the walls adorned with the Union Jack and quaint vintage pictures. Being near to Buckingham Palace only serves to strengthen the apparent nostalgia. Often being described as going back in time to a fond memory of visiting with grandparents in their intimate and cosy abode.
Furthering the concept of times gone by, teas and coffees come in varying cups and saucers, a nod perhaps to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Although, you won't find a disgruntled Mad Hatter or outraged March Hare due to the consistent quality food and service.
If you don't fancy giving in to your sweet tooth, there are plenty of savoury option as well, with an assortment of breakfast options including scrambled eggs on toast, the classic full English, or continental croissants. Alternatively, if you are visiting in the afternoon hours, there are café basics like omelettes, paninis, wraps, soups, jacket potatoes and even salad (if you're being good).
Those with a Taste Card will be able to enjoy a 2 for 1 discount, don't eat your scones alone, take a friend!
Please note: The discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days - including Valentines day, Mothering Sunday, Father's day, Christmas eve and Christmas day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December. You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.