Bij Babette was born four years ago when, after a long period of working in advertising, Sarah Hawkin decided it was time to follow her heart and passion for tea and baking. “I have always loved baking. In my old job, I would bake whenever I was stressed to help me wind down. But mostly, I love baking because it is my way of showing people love and making others happy,” explains the British owner of Bij Babette. Bij Babette offers one of the few traditional afternoon teas available in the Netherlands, and they are proving to be very popular. “We bake everything ourselves. We offer six different types of scones, and we blend our tea.”