Ovvio Organic Health & Lifestyle Store
Ovvio (Italian for ‘obviously’, as in ‘clearly’ or ‘naturally’) is dedicated to the art of tea – from the selection and blend of herbs and tealeaves, right through to the space it’s set within. The teahouse, which fronts an apothecary, sounds like some kind of mysterious lair, but rather, proves an uplifting white-surfaced space brimming with light and tranquility.
The offerings are minimal, in the sense that it’s only really cake and tea (and organic hot chocolate). But there are a litany of tisanes and teas to ensure no whim goes unsatisfied. Varieties like ‘Mulled Spice Christmas Tea’, ‘Nourish Aromatic Tea’ and ‘Marshmallow Soothe Tea’ are nestled among more recognisable brews.
In a similar manner, the cakes, which are constantly changing on the menu, have a certain complexity in their restraint. Ingredients are minimal, but the result is always something wholesome, which can satisfy a sweet tooth.
Tea is served in perfectly rotund teapots care of Zero Japan (which can be bought in store) and dainty cups and saucers splayed with floral motifs.
The space doubles as a retail store. Natural and organic cosmetics and skincare taking up one side, with the other dominated by jars of tea with an organic pantry’s worth of odds and ends accompanying. But whether you’re into organics or not, this is a sweet little spot to unwind over a pot of tea.