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Cosy Cupboard Tea Room

4 Old Turnpike Road
Convent Station (use Morristown for GPS), NJ
973 998-6676
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#6
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Hours

Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 11:00am - 5:00pm

Overview

Located in a bucolic setting in the heart of Morris County, NJ. the Cosy Cupboard Tea Room serves authentic English-style afternoon tea in a relaxed Victorian setting. Our carefully crafted menu, extensive tea and pastry selections, impeccable service, and elegant yet cozy atmosphere, bring the best of tea etiquette to your afternoon tea experience.




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I just logged in today to leave a review for our visit yesterday with friends (and three children! they were very accommodating of the children and knew just how to pace things to keep the kids from climbing the walls, and we were there for the grand tea). We stopped in before going to the Morris Museum (just around the corner), and every single thing we had was fantastic. These are the only tea sandwiches I have ever enjoyed (the egg salad was deliciously herby), the chocolate mousse was rich, the tea was perfectly brewed, the scone was delightful (I tried the lemon poppy seed and the butter brickle my husband ordered) and the Devonshire cream mentioned below was impressively fresh (fresh enough there was some visible whey on the plate, perhaps accounting for Arielle's impression it was spoiled? it was delicious to me and I certainly didn't get ill, nor did anyone else with me). We intend to go back often as a sort of informal tea time and a show with the museum's theater program.

- Nayla 07/03/14

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I came here for my birthday with some friends. The atmosphere is very cute and quaint. I was not very impressed with the food however. My clotted cream seemed sour or spoiled. I was not very thrilled. Not sure if I would come back nor would this be my first choice for afternoon tea.

- Arielle B. 07/02/14

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We held my sister's bridal shower here and I was blown away but the quality of the food, tea selection, service, and ambiance. Everyone had a wonderful time and I will definitely be returning.

- Jessica 06/08/14

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If you want a wonderful venue for your daughter's Bridal Shower, then you must have it at the Cosy Cupboard Tea Room in Morristown, NJ. On May 17th 2014 I had my daughter Rebecca's shower there for 36 guests. Mr. Howard and staff helped facilitate my Alice in Wonderland themed party.It could not have been any lovlier. I decorated his already beautiful tea room with just a splash of nicknacks for the theme. The menu was incredible with 2 choices of soup, a salad, customized tea sandwiches, a salmon tart, 2 choices of scones and a beautifully decorated themed cake to order. Mr. Howard picked 4 teas that were all delicious and unique. In addition, chef Tom was hired to come in and do a wonderfully scrumptious crepe station along with demonstation. All were delicious. My guests were enchanted ... (more)

- Annette 05/27/14

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I want to Thank you and your staff for such a wonderful time on Sunday. Everyone thought it was the most unique bridal shower they had ever been too and the food was outstanding!!

- Billie Jean 05/15/14

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I just wanted to thank you for helping us celebrate Jessica's upcoming wedding yesterday. The Shower was exactly as we wanted and your staff did a terrific job. Everyone remarked that it was one of the nicest showers they had ever attended.


Wishing you and all at Cosy Cupboard a Mother's Day crowd as pleased as we were.


Thanks again,


- Elaine S. 05/15/14

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We were so disappointed in the service and unsophisticated demeanor of the personnel of this tea room. The food tasted good but lacked in quantity. I was looking forward to a ritualistic English-Victorian style service with the 3-tiered tea cake server that allows guests to sample delicacies and taste more than one sandwich piece per person. However, the service was an American - 3 course style. We received a single plate each with 5 rationed mini-sandwiches each. 30 minutes later, it was followed by one scone each on a clean plate. Our last course was dessert. I was hoping for a plate of miniature pastries to redeem the meal, but this was not so. For example, my mother received a 3-inch peach tart cut in half.

- Diana 05/12/14

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Thank you so much for the amazing job you did with our daughter's baptism tea luncheon. We were so impressed with your planning and execution of the day, and we can honestly say there is not a single thing we woud change! The tea was excellent, as were all the food courses, and the private room was very nicely appointed. We have gotten feedback from many of our guests, and they agree. We are so pleased that we chose the Cosy Cupboard. Thanks again for everything. We will surely see you again soon!

- Mel 03/20/14

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Many thanks again for setting up everything so nicely for Katrina's bridal shower last Sunday. The staff were very attentive & helpful, not to mention the flair your Dad delivered to add charm for our guests, the majority of whom were experiencing their very first time to an English tea afternoon. It had been a memorable event for all of us especially for Katrina. I'm so glad we hosted the event at Cosy Cupboard. Many thanks again for your attentive assistance.


- lailoh 03/20/14

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I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Cosy Cupboard Tea Room. The teas served to me were all very tasty.The finger sandwiches were fresh and delicious My favorite was the cucumber,but the others I had tasted good too. Loved the scones,and had mine with cream and jam.The decor is really nice and the service was excellent.I definitely plan to
return

- Mary Gehrmann 12/01/13

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Thank you so much for helping to make my bridal shower perfect! Everyone loved the food, tea, and service. It was a wonderful day that I will always remeber

- Morgan Bayard 11/01/13

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I just had my future daughter in law's shower today and it was wonderful!!! The tea room is such a beautiful setting; the food and service are superb. We all enjoyed the information that the James Howard so interestingly related . My guests and the bride to be could not stop raving about the lovely afternoon.

- Phyllis Zornitzer 09/15/13

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A beautiful , tranquil tea room experience that always manages to surpass expectations. The perfect escape with friends or simply by ones self and a good book. The tea and food are divine - as is the service and atmosphere. Can not say enough good things.

- Pina 08/18/13

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I just want to Thank You for helping to make my Daughter's Bridal Shower beautiful!!!! You are amazing!!! Everyone had a great time!! Thanks again for everything!!!!

- Andrea Case 07/22/13

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Gentleman,

I want to thank you for the wonderful Downton Abbey Tea experience yesterday.

The food was delicious and servers so very attentive.

My special request for “lettuce sandwiches” were so thoughtfully executed and I thank you for that!

We certainly will see you again!

My warmest regards,

- Nancy 06/14/13

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I had my future daughter in law's bridal tea at Cosy Cupboard. I recommend this place very highly. James gave a wonderful presentation, very professional and everything went beyond my expectations. Vincent was agreeable to everything and the staff was extremely helpful. It was the best experience and all of my guests were beyond satisfied!!

- Sarah 06/09/13

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I took my mother here for Mother's Day along with my boyfriend. I've been wanting to go here because of all the great reviews I've read and boy did this place not disappoint! Everything was delicious and the servers and staff were very lovely and attentive. We will most definitely be back!

- Barbara 05/12/13

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What a Wonderful Day!!! Our Red Hat Chapter - Dizzy Dames of Unknown Fame had their annual tea @ the Cozy Cupboard. From the moment we arrived, until we left was nothing short of a treat. The servers made sure our 'teacups' were never empty. The choice of teas were splendid and the food delicious! James and Vincent made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you all for a beautiful day! We can't wait to come back. Thank you again.

- Betsy Klos - Dizzy Dames of Unknown Fame 04/28/13

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I had my daughters bridal shower here. It was EXCELLENT!!! James, Vincent and the entire staff were very accommodating to the bridal party and guests. The teas were teriffic and the food delicious! I would highly recommend the Cosy Cupboard for a party or just an afternoon tea. Everyone who attended was very pleased and had a great time. Can not wait to go again!

- Janet 04/24/13

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Many thanks to Mr. Howard and his staff for making Lisa's bridal shower a success. Everyone loved the tea house and they are still telling me how good the food was. Everything was just perfect.

- M. Sisler 04/20/13

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I took my bridesmaids here for a tea this past weekend (we came all dolled up - hats and all) and am SO glad I picked this tea house. Our overall experience was excellent and the staff was wonderful. The food was delicious and the vast variety of teas was impressive. Thank you to the Professor for coming over and giving us a brief history lesson and to his staff for making our luncheon so enjoyable. Everyone raved about their time there and we can't wait to come back!

- Karleen 04/15/13

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Our RedHat Chaptr,Classy Ladies of the Hat enjoyed a lovely day at the Cosy Cupboard.The food was excellent(loved that lobste bisque)and he servers were attentive and pleasant.'Professor'Howard was always making sure all was well in our private room and shared many entertaining stories and history of sconse and the Brown Betty teapot.RedHatters are lovers of teas and my group has been to several in the state. This was a definite 'return to tearoom'Thank you Professor and Vincent.You are great hosts.We loved being in your'home'

- Chris Liszner Classy Ladies of theHat 04/08/13

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I recently hosted a bridal shower for my daughter at the Cozy Cupboard Tearoom. I live in North Carolina so all the planning had to be done long distance. It could not have been easier or the day more perfect. The staff was fantastic, food wonderful and the entire afternoon memorable. Everyone is still talking about how great it all was! Kudos the Howard family!

- Sue Meyer 03/17/13

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My friends and I came to your tea room today. It was my first time and I so enjoyed it! I felt so relaxed for hours afterwards! I don't live all that close by, however, I will be sure to come again soon because I so enjoyed myself. The food was delicious, the staff were wonderful, and the scones were just to die for!

Thanks so much for a delightful snow day!

Melissa

- melissa Zrinski 03/08/13

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We arranged a party in honor of my sister-in-law for 20 women, most who had never attended a tea before. The Howards' and their staff did a wonderful job making sure all the guests were well taken care of from the moment we arrived. Everything went beautifully and the ladies could not stop raving about the place and how they couldn't wait to come back. The atmosphere is lovely and not overly decorated. My favorite part of the tea is always the scones with each person getting their own individual bowl of clotted cream and jam. Thanks so much James and Vincent!!!

- La 02/23/13

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My friends and I on a dreary, rainy Friday afternoon had the Grand Tea in this lovely teahouse. We were greated by Mr. James Howard, the owner, and he escorted us into the lovely Victorian dining room. The service was wonderful. We enjoyed several varieties of tea with the fresh tomato basil soup followed by a wonderful salad. We enjoyed the variety of tea sandwiches and then we had scones with cream and jam. Mr. Howard explained some of his vast knowledge of tea to us. We then were served a variety of dessert, which was enjoyed by all! It was a delightful afternoon!

- Ronnie 01/18/13

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When my husband Gene and I were in the mood for a nice cup of tea to refresh our spirits and take away the gloom of a late January afternoon, we were fortunate to find the Cosy Cupboard Tea Room on Old Turnpike Road in scenic Morritown. Little did we know what a rare treat lay in store for us. Not only did we find the delicious and soothing tea we were seeking, we also discovered a magical place where beauty reigned and good taste ruled the day.
We were greeted by James, the warm and friendly proprietor, who treated us like old friends and in the course of an enriching, delightful conversation quoted Henry James, shared stories about his amazing family, and introduced us to one of his friends, a beautiful woman and former M.D., Unjeria Jackson, who recently wrote a book about her per... (more)

- Patricia and Eugene C. Flinn 01/15/13

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I was visiting from Los Angeles when a dear friend suggested we stop for tea. Neither of us had been there before, but it was an excellent experience. Service was wonderful and the menu selection was beyond my expectation. We had no reservation and were treated as if we were expected. It was a terrific way to spend a cold afternoon with a dear friend

- Cathy Cole 12/24/12

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My friends & I came in on Weds for our Christmas luncheon (8 ladies). We were warmly welcomed & expertly served by Vinnie. All the women enjoyed themselves immensely. I was very happy because I chose Cosy Cupboard. My mom & I were in about 2 months ago (also served by Vinnie) and we loved the food, atmosphere & service then too. Thanks for a lovely afternoon! See you soon. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Best regards, Karen

- karen stoia 12/21/12

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Where do you go when you want to unwind? Take a time out from life or just enjoy a private conversation without the distractions of tragedy and stress plaguing many of us in recent days?

Can't think of that perfect place? I can. About a month ago, I stumbled onto a cozy afternoon tea room in Morristown, New Jersey called 'The Cozy Cupboard'.
I discovered this lovely tea room because my wife is a big tea fan, and I thought it would be a nice thing to do on a Sunday afternoon.
I personally love the home made scones. I've been told people travel from miles away for these delights

- Enrique B. 12/21/12

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Hi James,
I just wanted to thank you again for the delightful tearoom bridal shower we experienced for Jenna Seyferth last Sun, Dec 2nd. All the guests raved what a wonderful time they had and thoroughly enjoyed everything about your tearoom.
Thank you for being so hospitable and gracious.
Most sincerely,
Barbara Zorn


- Barbara Zorn 12/08/12

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Perfect! James and his son were attentive and friendly. Table setting was absolutely beautiful. You have to try it! Wonderful Experience.

- Lisa Y. 10/08/12

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Outstanding in every respect. I have travelled the world and had fine tea service in many cities, across many country. The Cosy Cupboard may hold their head up high and know that in all respects they are simply superb. Clean in every respect; tasteful decor; outstanding service and a truly wonderful spread for the High tea. I wish you well in every respect. Keep up the good work!

- Regina 10/07/12

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I discovered this cozy little tea house through teamap.com while on a recent trip to PA.
Everything about The Cozy Cupboard is enchanting. The decor is warm and inviting. The tea was very well prepared and the tea sandwiches artistically arranged on the floral Royal Albert china plates.
I indulged in the scrumptious Iced Poppy scone and decadant chocolate mousse.
Both James Howard, the proprietor and his son Vinnie were welcoming, attentive and engaging.
My only regret is that I'm from the Boston area and can not return as often as I would like. This tea house is a 'must do'.

- Sarafina 09/30/12

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I really enjoyed my afternoon tea. However, I felt the service was a little slow and we didn't receive a pot of tea we requested, we didn't make a fuss since we we waited so long and were ready to leave so we let it go. I wasn't impressed that the creamer dish on our table had quite a bit of dust in it. Overall I would go back, the staff was very friendly and seemed to be willing to accomodate our requests. The soup was delcious as well as the salad, sandwiches and scone. I didn't care for my dessert, but it could have just been my choice.

- TLBR 09/26/12

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My first visit to the Cosy Cupboard was wonderful! We were cordially greeted by the owner and server upon our arrival. The atmosphere is not at all stuffy, and we were truly shown genuine hospitality. Our five tea sandwiches were very tasty, and the scone was perfect! The mixed salad was fresh, and the pear tart and cheesecake desserts were delicious! We chose the green fruity tea (can't remember the name) which was very good. You can stay as long as you like, and will be asked if you would like another choice of tea to try. The best part is the reasonable price of this tearoom experience. I will definitely return to this charming tearoom for another pleasant afternoon!

- Lauren 08/15/12

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Dear James: I just wanted to thank you for trhe lovely tea we had at your establishment on Monday, August 6, 2012. The food was absolutely delicious and so plentiful. The decor is just perfect for a tea house and the ambiance is too.

I just can't thank you enough for being willing to open on a Monday to accommodate our group. And we truly appreciate and enjoyed you sharing your knowledge on the culture and history of tea.

Sincerely Fran

- Fran Tokar 08/11/12

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Dear James,
The Bridesmaids Tea was a huge success. Your fruit and cheese plate, sandwiches, scones, salad and desserts were outstandingly delicious.
Thank you for taking the time to replate the tiers so the presentation was exactly as I wanted. I appreciate your taking the time to deliver another plate of sandwiches and the individual bags of Cozy Cupboard tea were a nice surprise and great addition to the table favors.
The strawberry cheesecake was devoured down to the last crumb on Sunday as part of the menu at a post wedding brunch. So delicious!!

- Adeline 08/01/12