The Tea Garden café

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We make and serve exceptional food and drink with year-round views of the nursery’s mature garden from our cosy café cabin and at our outdoor tables. Whether you’re wintering indoors next to our wood-burning stove or basking in the summer sun on the lawn, we’ll provide the refreshment.

Our friendly baristas serve freshly ground coffee from our Conti espresso machine. Our beans are roasted locally by St Martins Coffee Roasters in Leicester. Do you prefer oat milk for your latte? We’ve got you covered. Decaf coffee? We make that too.

Our breakfasts, brunches, lunches, cakes and sweet treats are all made fresh on site, complemented by quality brands including Kettle potato chips, Sanpellegrino sparkling drinks and Bundaberg ginger beer.

We’re open between 10:00am and 4:00pm from Monday to Saturday and between 10:00am and 3:30pm on Sundays. To book a table in advance contact us on 07592176508.

Alternatives are available for those with allergies or intolerances. Please speak to a member of staff.

You’ll find us on Syston Road at the edge of Cossington, Leicestershire, between Syston and Rothley. We’re between the junctions with Main Street and with Platts Lane, almost opposite the short row of red brick and stone houses. There’s plenty of space in our car park and a place reserved for blue badge holders next to The Tea Garden café itself.

You’re welcome to bring your dog into one end of our café cabin or sit in the garden with them, provided they stay on a lead and are well behaved.

Sample menu

We keep this sample menu as accurate as possible but prices and menu items can change at short notice. Please call us on 07592 176508 before you travel to check availability and prices.

Hot drinks

  • Americano
    • Black £2.80
    • White £2.90
  • Flat white £3.00
  • Latte £3.20
  • Cappuccino £3.00
  • Mocha £3,80

  • Hot chocolate £3.20
    • with cream and marshmallows +80p

  • Pot of tea £2.20
    • Yorkshire
    • Earl Grey
    • Green tea
    • Peppermint
    • Forest berry

Cold drinks

  • Canned drinks
    • Coca cola £1.20
    • Diet cola £1.20
    • Lemonade £1.20
    • Sanpellegrino £1.60
    • Ginger beer £2.50
    • Sparkling elderflower £2.50

  • Sparkling or still water £1.00

  • Orange or apple juice £2.20

  • Milkshakes £3.50

Breakfast and brunch

  • Full English £9.50
    • Bacon, sausage, egg, mushroom, tomato, beans, and a slice of toast

  • Vegetarian Breakfast £9.50
    • Sausage, mushrooms, tomato, hash brown, egg, beans and a slice of toast

  • Vegan Breakfast £9.50
    • Sausages, mushrooms, tomato, hash brown, beans and a slice of toast

  • Soft buttered cobs
    • Bacon cob £4.20
    • Sausage cob £4.40
    • Vegetarian or vegan sausage cob £4.40
    • Breakfast cob – sausage, bacon and egg £6

  • Add an egg for £1.00
  • Add homemade hash browns for £2.00
  • Any two breakfast items on toast £7.00


  • Freshly made bloomer sandwiches £6.50
    Served with salad and home-made coleslaw
    • Ham and tomato
    • Cheese and red onion
    • Smoked salmon and cream cheese
    • Tuna mayo and cucumber

  • Toasted bloomer sandwiches £7.00
    Served with salad and home-made coleslaw
    • Ham and cheese
    • Cheddar and onion or tomato
    • Tuna and cheese
    • Brie and onion chutney

  • Jacket potatoes £7.00
    Served with salad and home-made coleslaw
    • Tuna mayonnaise
    • Cheddar cheese
    • Baked beans
    • Homemade chilli

  • Soup and a roll £5.50

  • Soup and a sandwich £7.50

Cakes and sweet treats

See our display for our delicious variety.