The Moringa Tree – Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire (UK)

The Moringa Tree, a small but perfectly formed café owned and run by Nilu Karun, is a welcome new addition to the village of Haslingfield, just south of Cambridge. Nilu named the café after a beloved tree in her native Sri Lanka.

This child and dog friendly café offers a warm welcome, friendly service, free wi-fi, great hot and cold drinks as well as light lunches and homemade bakes. There are potted plants for sale and books to peruse on site.

Every detail in the stunning space has been conceived with care, from the soothing pastel pink and green colours to the beautiful plant arrangements that adorn the shelves. It’s like stepping into a leafy oasis. The café is a real Instagrammer’s paradise and I couldn’t help taking photos. It’s just so pretty!

The Moringa Tree is not merely style over substance though. They have great coffee, Hot Numbers specialist coffee to be precise, and they know how to make it properly. Paulo’s cappuccino was spot on!

I was delighted at the variety of Bluebird teas available, including some interesting ones named Spiced Pumpkin Pie, Gingerbread Chai and Nearly Nirvana jasmine spearmint tea. I opted for a loose-leaf Earl Grey, which was served in gorgeous crockery.

Foodwise, in addition to the fresh cakes and bakes on display, the menu consists of breakfast items such as sourdough toast and granola with yogurt & fruit as well as homemade soup and sandwiches (on bagel or sourdough as well as toasties) for lunch options.

I chose smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel, nicely presented as an open face sandwich. A fresh side salad complemented the meal.

Paulo chose the ploughmans with sourdough and all of the ingredients were high quality. I may have nicked a few of the pickled onions from his dish!

The homemade cakes and bakes were too tempting to pass up. The bakes that day included energy balls, mincemeat flapjacks and chocolate orange cupcakes. Paulo opted for the victoria sponge and I had the carrot cake – both fresh and delicious.

We enjoyed our experience at The Moringa Tree. Although it’s a small building we didn’t feel cramped even when the place was full. There is additional seating outside at the front with benches and tables. The back garden is the perfect place for kids to play and for cyclists to park their bikes. Wheelchair access is provided. This delightful boutique café has something for everyone and is well worth a visit.

I was invited by The Moringa Tree to sample the lunch menu. Although the food and drinks were complimentary, all views are my own. I did not receive compensation for my review.

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