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Terrace Gardens, Petersham Road, Richmond, TW9 1TH
Take a short walk up the river towards Kingston and you'll come across Hollyhock. This small but much-loved café is one of the prettiest places to enjoy a coffee in Richmond. Set in a quaint little cottage in the middle of the Terrace Gardens, Hollyhock has a gorgeous veranda that overlooks the Thames (next to the landing stage from which you catch Thames river cruises), and the view and surroundings are nothing short of idyllic.

Hollyhock serves a condensed version of its sister café Tide Tables' vegetarian menu, with jacket potatoes, generous salads, hot soups and various savoury pastries and pizzas on offer. Of course, there are also organic fresh juices to accompany your meal and fresh coffees and cakes to round things off. Passionate about offering an eco-friendly experience, the café's owner makes sure many of the products on sale are organic or Fairtrade.

Whatever the season, it's worth taking the time to seek out this hidden treasure. In the winter the staff light the small stove, so the tiny café is as cosy and snug as can be. A few of the braver customers like to sit outside, enjoying the wintry view from the veranda. And in the summer families love to come to Hollyhock and watch the kids, ice creams in hand, as they spill out onto the acres of grass that surround the ca
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