Welcome to dalhousie

Cake and coffee heaven in the heart of Crystal Palace.
We look forward to seeing you soon! Derek and the Dalhousie Team.


Cake is for sharing, for treating, for special occasions and for the every day. I use local ingredients such as Marriage's flour, free range eggs and Wilkin's 'Tiptree' jam. I never take short cuts!
Do you know you can order whole cakes from Dalhousie? Just call
020 8771 5770
and we will be delighted to bake one for you in your favourite flavour. Want a special message added in fondant lettering? No problem!


At Dalhousie we believe that great cake should be married to fine coffee and outstanding tea. We're delighted to be working with Union Roastery for our coffee. They are proud to support independent coffee growers, share our belief that quality comes first, and are passionate about every aspect of what they do. Our teas are from Jing's, based down the road in Brixton. They live and breathe tea, scouring the world for the best planters.


Don't mind if I do! Afternoon tea at Dalhousie consists of a plain scone and a fruit scone with jam and clotted cream each; a selection of savoury filled mini brioches including smoked salmon with cream cheese and dill; classic egg and cress; English smoked ham and sharp cheddar, plus a selection of Dalhousie favourite cakes. There's unlimited Jing's loose leaf tea of your choice. £17.50 per person, booking in advance. Or £22.50 per person with a glass of prosecco.


We serve Gold Award Winning Digby Fine English sparkling, and Moor's 'Kings Orchard' pressed fruit juices from Kent.

Why not try our elegant afternoon tea experience? Scones and clotted cream, mini brioches and our wonderful cakes to share.
RT @reddskingyal: If you're local to @DalhousieLondon and you haven't visited this gem of a coffee house. Do. And pop upstairs if you can.…

I have popped into this place a couple of times now - always for take out though the interior looks great and the staff have alway been really friendly and chatty- so may think about sticking around next time.... The coffee is pretty good but the thing I really want to recommend is the sticky toffee pudding cake- it is phenomenal; beautifully light but with a really gorgeous flavour- I cannot recommend it highly enough.

A recent Tripadvisor review