Step off Islington High Street and enjoy a little slice of Japan. Decorated in a typical Japanese 'kissaten; style with calming wood surroundings, and wooden furniture — little touches like the charming miniature tea house figurines and sake bottles add unique character.
Round the back of the establishment is a beautiful tea garden surrounded by luscious foliage making this a great alternative to a beer garden for sunny days. The tables inside look out on the garden enjoying the benefit of the natural scenery much like a tea garden in Japan. The menu is truly special, whether you're new to the world of tea or a connoisseur you'll find everything from the finest Gyokuro green tea to fruit and herbal options. You're able to top up your tea with the hot water provided meaning you can make the most of the leaves which taste just as good, if not better, on their second and third flush. Matcha fans will be spoiled for choice with ceremonial grade matcha served, exquisite matcha lattes, or one of their signature matcha crepe cakes. Speaking of cakes, their fresh cakes, mochi, and ice-cream selection will have anyone drooling. Your main difficulty will be choosing what dessert to go for. For those that aren't tea fans, the coffees are also excellent and there are some interesting options like brown rice coffee which offer a rejuvenating caffeine-free option. Service is above and beyond with staff making sure you know how to brew your tea correctly and setting up a timer to get it just right. Katsute 100 offers a unique experience in London, totally different from your usual cafe visit making it a must-try.