The beautiful Wimbledon Village cafe of Demitasse has some great Wimbledon food and drink lined up for The Championships this year. Situated just around the corner on the High Street, you’ll easily find them as they’ve adorned the frontage of their speciality coffee shop with some apropos tennis themed decorations. Together with crossed racquets, there are tennis balls bouncing through the lovely floral display at the front above the outside seating area. Then there’s the artwork, including a striking looking tennis player, on the folding glass doors that lead through to the cool interior where you’ll find more tennis related pieces by the local artist Asa Bradshaw.

Can I arrive early?

For those who’d like an early morning speciality coffee before they pop up to The Championships, Demitasse will be opening a bit earlier than usual at 7.30am every day until the 14th of July. Wimbledon food and drink offerings include their fabulous tennis ball dessert. Set on a small, delicate cookie, this spherical dessert consists of strawberry confit wrapped in whipped cream covered in a layer of white chocolate that has a soft lemon yellow coating making it look just like an actual tennis ball. They are also doing their own take on an Eaton mess with a delicious French toast base. And in addition to their fantastic specialty coffee and tasty teas, they have a superb wine list, along with cocktails and soft drinks. They’ll also be serving the classic Wimbledon favourite, Champagne, which is available by the glass.

Brunch with a view

Taking time to enjoy your Wimbledon food and drink you’ll have the chance to take in the fascinating work of textile artist Asa Bradshaw. Whose unique tufted rugs and fuzzy wall art are made with yarns that give them a great tactile dimension. He’s local to the Demitasse coffee shop, crafting his creations at the Wimbledon Art Studios. As Demitasse’s current artist in residence, and in celebration of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Asa proudly presents The ‘Ace’ Collection. This exclusive series features handcrafted, vibrant, one-off framed pieces and handmade coasters that have been inspired by the iconic tennis ball design – making them a must-have for tennis enthusiasts and art lovers alike.

Wimbledon, The Championships are the third of the four Grand Slams in the tennis calendar, and 2024 will be the 137th time that they have taken place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Despite being steeped in history the club is always moving forward with the times. They now use Hawkeye to assist in umpiring, with the intention of improving accuracy and fairness in match decisions. And this year there will also be new virtual reality (VR) experiences that use AI to offer a more immersive experience for tennis fans. Blending tradition with innovation Wimbledon 2024 should be an even more memorable experience for all who attend. But, if you’re unable to be there yourself, you can always pop into Demitasse for some Wimbledon food and drink as well as tennis related art! 

We look forward to seeing you all soon!