Homemade food, freshly made every day 

Our freshly baked and prepared menu includes layer cakes, cupcakes, paninis, quiches, and salads. Come and try one of our famous afternoon teas, or stop for a refreshing fruit smoothie, a milkshake, or one of our many ice cream flavours. We also have a mouthwatering selection of crepes, waffles, French toasts and American style pancakes. We serve Illy coffee and are proud to stock a variety of the locally made Twist teas. 

Welcome to Maria's 

If you love delicious heavenly and homemade food, you've come to the right place! Maria's is a family-run, vintage-style cafe on High Street, Harpenden. We are passionate about food and pride ourselves on using the best quality ingredients we can find. We offer a wide selection of baked & sweet treats, savoury lunches, and hot & cold drinks to enjoy inhouse or take away. Everything on our menu is freshly prepared each morning with lots of exciting new specials daily. If you'd like to throw a party with a difference, we are the perfect spot to host your celebration. We are also dog-friendly! 

Celebration cakes, layer cakes

and wedding cakes 

We are the pick-up point for all cakes ordered through our sister company, Yummy Mummy's Cakes. We produce layer cakes for all occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, communion and weddings. Take a look at our website for more details or call us to order. 

Special celebrations at Maria's

We are the perfect place to enjoy a lunch or an afternoon tea for a get together with friends, a birthday, hen party, Mother’s Day or baby shower. We offer children’s cupcake decorating parties, seasonal cake decorating classes and workshops for all ages. Please see our Parties and Events page or give us a call for more details. 

Allergies and dietary requirements 

Please let us know if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy-free etc) and we will do our very best to accommodate your requests.  We have gluten-free bread daily and offer a selection of gluten-free waffle, cakes and brownies throughout the week. You can also pre-order gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian items. Please ask staff for details. 

'The best afternoon tea outside of London'
Susanna, Welwyn
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“Just amazing! Superb sandwiches,

super fresh and light scones and the best cakes ever.”

Catherine, Harpenden

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