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New Leaf Tea Room & Gift Shoppe

606 Main St
Riverton, NJ
(856) 786-0323
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Hours

Sun closed
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Thu 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Fri 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Overview

The New Leaf Tea Room & Gift Shoppe is located at 606 Main St. in the Victorian Village of Riverton, New Jersey. Nestled within the heart of the quaint downtown, we are conveniently located off major highways and we’re just a short stroll from the Scenic Delaware River. The New Leaf has thrived in Riverton for over 30 years and is housed within a lovingly restored 1910 Victorian storefront and adjacent 1898 house.

The New Leaf Tea Room offers themed teas with entertaining musical, historical and theatrical presentations. We also offer party trays for your catering needs. Our sumptuous Tea offers our famous freshly baked scone, seasonal fruit cup, assorted tea sandwiches, decadent desserts, and pot of tea. All with delightful surprises!

Visit the New Leaf Team Room for an out of the ordinary dining experience!




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Upon my daughter's engagement, there was only one place that I would consider to host her bridal shower, and that was The New Leaf Tearoom. From the moment of our arrival, the servers were quick to help us to unload packages from our car, despite the sprinkling of rain. Once inside, everything was made ready for us. The savories were generous and tasty, and the tea was full-bodied and freshly brewed. The scones were a great favorite and made with seasonal berries. Some of my guests had never been to a tearoom, but upon experiencing such a memorable afternoon, plan on making reservations for return visits. I cannot thank Phyllis, Peggy, and Judy enough for making this once-in-a-lifetime event a treasure trove of beautiful and cherished moments.

- Mary R. 09/13/14

Tearoom Response
Thank you Mary, for your kind words. We are so happy you chose the New Leaf to host your daughter's bridal shower. It was our pleasure to serve you, lovely Laura and your guests. Best wishes from our staff here at the New Leaf for a beautiful wedding day!
Peggy
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Dear Peggy, Phyllis, and the other two caring ladies(whose names I have forgotten, sorry),



Stan and I had a totally charming experience at The New Leaf Tea Room this afternoon. I did not feel like coming out of that atmosphere back into the real world! Thank you for making us feel so welcome and pampered. We loved the décor and ambiance of each of the rooms ---- how we wish we had heard about this place a long time ago. Everything about the New Leaf Tea Room is so perfect , it is located in such a nice part of town and is so easy for us to get to. I think we will become regulars from now on. We will be spreading the news to all our friends here in Moorestown.
Having lived in England for 11 years and eaten at many different Tea Rooms there as well as over here in th... (more)

- Sue Michael 08/25/14

Tearoom Response
Dear Sue and Stan,
We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your first visit to the New Leaf Tea Room! We look forward to seeing you there on the regular. Thank you so much for your kind words and support!
-Peggy and Rachel
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This was my first experience in going to a tea room. I loved it!
The food, the service, and the gift
shop were all fabulous! I have told
all my friends and relatives about
the New Leaf Tea Room, and I look
forward to going there again in the
near future. Also, since it was my
birthday, the staff went out of their way to make sure it was an
especially happy one. I could not
have chosen a better place to
celebrate my special day!!!

- Phyllis E. Stern 03/14/14

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Charming and delightful! My mom requested to come here for her birthday this year. She had previously been here for the themed Queen Victoria tea and did nothing but rave about her experience, so of course we had to come back. Phyllis is extremely pleasant and accommodating to all her guests needs. The food is delicious from the homemade soups, tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts. We had such a wonderful experience we went back 2 weeks later for the themed Downton Abbey tea, which was excellent. I look forward to coming back! Love!

- Amanda 03/10/14

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New Leaf is just the best tea experience ever, the best fresh brewed teas, the best soups, salad, sandwiches, and absolutely the best SCONES on the planet. The atmosphere is Victorian Elegance to the max, and the gift shop is full of unique findings for very reasonable prices. Whatever special girl occasions I have, Phyllis and Joan are there to meet them with sytle and grace. If you have never been here, it is worth the trip. And now Phyllis has added The Downton Teas to entertain her guests. What a treat! The appearance of the dowager Countess played so well by Ms Dupuy will have you laughing your bustle off and shaking your fans in meaningful messages to the opposite sex. What a romp. Don't miss it.

- Lindy Thomas 03/10/14

Tearoom Response
Lindy, Thank you for your kind words. It is appreciative guests like you that gives us the incentive to try new things and keep thing fresh and interesting.We had so much fun doing this Downton Abbey Tea. Spread the word ,as we will continue to schedule many more if these special events

Phyllis
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I have been coming here for tea with my friend Patty for 7 years. We always have a wonderful time. The ambiance is just perfect as are the teas and the food. I look forward to many more years of enjoying the New Leaf Tea Room

- Renee Shafer 03/02/14

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Thank you ,Renee,for being such a loyal customer. I always look forward to seeing you and Patty.

Phyllis
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My husband, friends and I, spent a wonderful afternoon at the New Leaf Tea Room yesterday. The theme was Downton Abbey. We were greeted warmly by the owner and seated at a beautifully appointed table. Not only was the food delicious, we were treated to a historical portrayal of the Dowager Countess of Grantham!
Although we had to travel a considerable distance to this Tea Room, we will surely return.
Judy Bober

- Judy Bober 01/20/14

Tearoom Response
Judy, Always a pleasure to see you. I must say your party was very smartly attired. You all looked fabulous.
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Loved the Christmas tea with Santa! This place is decorated beautifully and such a quaint little town too. Everything was delicious.

- Victoria 01/04/14

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We already booked this fabulous Santa for next year!!
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This was my first visit to a tea room. The atmosphere was stunning. I felt like I was taken back in time. Very peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable. The Queen Tea was excellent. Thank you for the experience

- Kathy Moorestown NJ 10/24/13

Tearoom Response
Kathy, I'm so glad that we were able to make your first tea experience special and memorable. Looking forward to your return.
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Absolutely a pure delight. I have been to several tea rooms, and this is by far the very best - and the owner was cordial and spoke to us and gave us a history of the tea room and the town - wish I lived closer, I would go more often.

- Marie Mersereau 10/10/13

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I took my friend there as a thank-you for helping me with my sick monther and mother in law. Everything was perfect. This place is a real gem. We will be back

- Ann 10/08/13

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Delightful experience. Phyllis was a wonderful, attentive when needed, but never intrusive. Great place for a special occasion or just because.

- Elaine 10/08/13

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Charming, charming, charming. This past summer I visited 4 other tea rooms, including the Four Seasons in Philly. The New Lead Tea Room was the best. From the outside to the charming setting inside, to the Rose tea to the scones, just wonderful.

- laura Symczyk 09/15/13

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I had my future daughter in-law bridal shower there. It was wonderful. Everything was perfect.
The women enjoyed picking out their own hats to wear. The tea sandwiches were scrumptious and the teas were wonderful. They even had a chair and table set up for the bride to open her gifts. Everyone had a delightful time. I could not have been so pleased. If you are looking for a place to have a party this is it!!!!

- Debbie 07/24/13

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We, the Posse, arrived here on Thursday for a wonderful high tea. There are 4 of us that love visiting tearooms and this was an occasion with two of us just having returned from a trip to Ireland/Scotland. We were very impressed with the decor, sandwiches, scones (out of this world) and service, to say nothing of the delicious desserts. Lovely Owner, Phyllis, made sure everything was perfect for us and it was. The only item we felt missing was the tea cozies we find in many of the tearooms we've visited. We will plan to return!

- Dotty for the Posse 07/13/13

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We had my baby shower at the New Leaf Team Room in 2008. I just moved to the area and decided to go back today with my mother in law and daughter who is now 5. We absolutely love this place. We have been to many tea rooms and this blows them all away. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is lovely and very victorian. The staff is sooo sweet and the owner talks to us all the time. My daughter loved the special sandwiches for her it was just perfect. I am definitely going to have her birthday party here next year.

- Aida Ounjian 06/08/13

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Some of us may never get the opportunity to experience the joy of having High Tea in England. Nevertheless, you will feel like you're in England at the New Leaf Tea Room. For many years now my daughter and I have made it a point to spend our special events at the New Leaf Tea Room. So on this special weekend, once again we made new memories at our special place. Back in the 70’s I lived in England for 6 wonderful years and visited many Tea Rooms for afternoon Tea. The New Leaf Tea Room takes me back to that special time in England. The décor is a pleasure to the eyes. The choice of tea is always a delight for my taste buds. The salad, soup, finger sandwiches, not to mention their famous scones and delicious desserts are pure joy for your taste buds. The staff and service is top-notch. Th... (more)

- Sharon D 05/11/13

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I came here with my Lolita group and it was such a quaint tea room and the food was very good. The women that work her are so pleasant. I am planning on taking my mom here for Mother's Day and know she'll love it too!

- Danielle 05/09/13

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This is a beautiful enchanting Tea room experience. We had a wonderful time and everything is 5 star! ,,,

- A Murphy 05/05/13

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I took my daughters to The New Leaf for afternoon tea and we were totally enchanted by the beautiful decor! I loved the attention to detail,such as the pretty tea lights on each table. We so enjoyed the salad,soup,tea sandwiches and scones, not to m mention the just right servings of decadent deserts! The gift shop has gorgeous things and we can't wait to return!

- Peggy,Tea & Tranquility 04/28/13

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My sisters and I held mom's 80th birhday at the New Leaf last week and without a doubt this is the finest tearoom we have ever visited. We go everywhere and this was like stepping back in time to a beautiful garacious Victorian parlour. The ecclectic detail is everywhere- even antique teacups hanging from the crystal chandeliers. The food and presentation is wonderful and the staff made us feel like the royal family. The cucumber mint sandwhiches are the best. Can't wait to visit again. Thanks New Leaf for a treasured day.

- Ellen S. from Bensalem PA 04/07/13

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I have been to the New Leaf Tea Room at least half a dozen times. This is my go to tea room when you want to treat your friends to a special luncheon. The food is beyond perfection and elegantly served. The staff is very friendly, professional, courteous, and pleasant. They go out of their way to make the occasion a memorable experience. I will be making plans to return soon, as I have never been disappointed.

- Sheila Hines 04/02/13

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We recently had a bridal shower at The New Leaf. The owner went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. The food was wonderful and plentiful. Some of my guests ordered hot chocolate. I have never seen hot chocolate like this before! It looked like a massive sundae topped with whipped ccream and special shaped marshmellows piled high inside of lovely tea pots. All of my guests were thrilled with the bridal tea shower. The Garden Room was so beautiful. I would highly recommend The New Leaf for a special occassion.

- Carol 03/28/13

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I have never written a review before but I felt compelled to do so after taking a group of friends for tea. All three of my guests have traveled to England so I was nervous about their expectations but the afternoon was nothing short of perfect. Thank you Phyllis, JoAnn and Emily for your wonderful service.

- MiMi 03/20/13

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I have never given a review before but after my visit to the New Leaf tea room on Saturday (Mar.16th) I just had to let everyone know of this hidden Gem. From the moment you walk throught the door you know you have entered a special place, the attention to detail was amazing, our food was deliciou and the scones were to die for...our servers were wonderful and made us feel special. This will not be my last visit to the New Leaf, before I left I made a reservation to bring my out of town guest to experience the pleasure of afternoon tea. Thank you once again for this delightful vist.

- Jay 03/20/13

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8 of us went to New Leaf tea room for my moms birthday. I made the reservation atleast 3 weeks earlier. We drove over an hour to try this tea room. As we arrived and the ladies were getting situated and using the restroom, I was told by the owner to hurry up, hurry my party up pick hats quickly and get seated because a big bridal shower was coming in and they wanted to get started. It was rude and abrupt. As our tea started we had a potato soup that was delicious, the tea came next which was so week it had no taste. The tiered presentation was beautiful. Emily was one of the servers she was so kind, sweet, and accomodating, even Phyllis the owner was nice but there was a dark haired female server she was down right nasty not only to us but the other server. When one of my party members ran... (more)

- Heather 03/18/13

Tearoom Response
My sincerest apologies to our guests who were disappointed with our tearoom service. Our goal is to delight each and every guest with an exceptional tearoom experience and will earnestly work on our shortcomings. We will continue to strive towards excellence so that we may maintain our status as one of N.J.’s top rated tearooms. Again, my
apologies.

Sincerely, Phyllis
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8 of us went to New Leaf tea room for my moms birthday. I made the reservation atleast 3 weeks earlier. We drove over an hour to try this tea room. As we arrived and the ladies were getting situated and using the restroom, I was told by the owner to hurry up, hurry my party up pick hats quickly and get seated because a big bridal shower was coming in and they wanted to get started. It was rude and abrupt. As our tea started we had a potato soup that was delicious, the tea came next which was so week it had no taste. The tiered presentation was beautiful. Emily was one of the servers she was so kind, sweet, and accomodating, even Phyllis the owner was nice but there was a dark haired female server she was down right nasty not only to us but the other server. When one of my party members ran... (more)

- Heather 03/18/13

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I visited this tea house late in 2012. The ocassion was a special birthday party for one of the 5 women who attended. We had made reservations well in advance, then confirmed the date/time within 48 hours of our party. The food was was very good. But for reasons I still don't understand, the owner and waitress could not have been ruder. I handed over more than $150 for an uncomfotable, embarrassing afternoon of insults at their hands. I would not recommend this as an adventure to anyone who prefers to be treated with any degree of dignity.

- Barb B. 02/27/13

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Recently I took a friend of mine to the New Leaf Tea Room in Riverton, N.J. to celebrate a milestone birthday. My friend had a perfectly delightful afternoon. The service was excellent. JoAnn and Emily were courteous, attentive, and extremely well-organized. The presentation of the teas, sandwiches, and desserts was beautifully executed.As well as the food being delicious, there is a great variety of sandwiches, desserts, and teas. This Victorian tea room is beautifully decorated with an enticing Gift Shop. My friend loved being able to choose a lovely hat to wear making her feel like royalty! My friend had such a memorable birthday. Congratulations to Phyllis, the owner, for providing us with an exceptionally high quality tea room. The New Leaf is without a doubt #1! We can't wait to visit again!!

- Gracie A. 02/19/13

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I went for tea last week with my sister. What a great place to take someone, my sister loved it. Service was unbelievable, scones were GREAT! Thank you Phyllis we'll be back.

- EM 02/18/13

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I visited this tea room in december 2012. The customer service was horrible. Phyllis who i believe is the manager was absolutely rude because my invites did not show up despite the fact that she made me make a deposit on my reservatio one week prior. The place is potentially good but the management needs to beef up on customer relations. I was embarassed at the rude behavior and treatment and the people i invited were also embarassed as well.
Nikki O

- Nikki O 02/13/13

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New Leaf is the best tea room I've ever been at! I love everything, but especially the large selection of decaf teas. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys teatime.

- Lilyan Cralle 01/05/13

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I had afternoon teas there on this June with my American friends during visiting the US from Japan. The service was top-notch! The presentation, teas, food (salad & dressing, sandwiches, cakesc) were the best I have ever tasted before in the US. The staff were very nice, attentive, and organized! I think itfs because of the owner, Phyllis, who has a sense of caring very muchcthey were just so nice. Above all, the scones were top-notch I have ever eaten in my whole life!
After returned to Japan, I was dying for that scones and searched online the one has similar tastec.finally I was able to find a little similar one to that of the scones I had in the tea room, but itfs still not exactlycI wish the tea room is more closer or I could even import them! From Yokohama, Japan

- Ritsuko Yoshihara 12/30/12

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Visited the tearoom on December 8th with my granddaughter Capri. The food and presentation was lovely. The waitress was so accommodating, she made her feel like a princess. Thank you for making it such a memorable day! Santa too!

- Debbie Young 12/27/12

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Beautiful Victorian decor, delicious food & exceptional service. We always enjoy our visits to the New Leaf Tea Room & recommend it to all our friends. Gift shop is great. Easy parking, too.

- Carole 12/06/12

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My friends and I were treated like royalty at the New Leaf Tea Room, and the foot was fit for a queen.

- Doris Pellegrino 12/05/12

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The Rambunctious Red Hat Gals of Mount Laurel had their Christmas Party and High Tea at the New Leaf Tea Room in Riverton, NJ on December 5th. We had wonderful assortment of teas, great food and great service. The tables were beautifully decorated for the holidays. We also enjoyed the Gift Shop.

- Queen Barbara 12/05/12

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My boyfriend and I traveled 101 miles to visit this tea room and we were not disappointed.

The food was superb and the service was excellent. This tea room is larger than any I have been to before. There are even ladies' and men's hats that one can borrow for tea if desired.

I wish this place were closer because I would go here again if it were.

- Kathleen San Martino 10/25/12

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Visited for the first time on Sat.10/13 . All I can say is my experience was amazing... the food and the service were Excellent!. The scones were truly the best I have ever had. This was my first visit...but will not be my last.

- Donna 10/15/12

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I was looking for a unique venue to host a bridal shower and stumbled upon the New Leaf Tearoom. What a pleasant surprise, everyone was so impressed!

- Alexandra 10/14/12

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If you want to impress out of town guests, this is the place to take them. My friends from Scotland found their scones to be the best outside of the UK. The home made Devonshire cream was outrageously good and if you want lemon curd, just ask. Our Irish blend tea was delicious and our server kept our pot continuously replenished with hot water. I Can’t wait to visit again. The lavender scones alone are worth a trip.

Amanda S Cheryy Hill

- Amanda S 10/13/12

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We visited this wonderful tea room last Saturday with my family to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. We were treated like royalty from start to finish making a very memorable experience. I especially enjoyed the caramel pumpkin cake with a fabulous pumpkin butter cream icing, of course the children’s favorite was the oversized chocolate dipped strawberry. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. Thank you New Leaf for an enchanted afternoon.

- Susan L. Delran 10/12/12

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My girlfriend and I made our annual trip to the New Leaf today, from Princeton. Visiting tea rooms, near and far, has been our indulgence for the past 10yrs and we always feel at home in this cozy victorian throw back.

- Katherine 10/11/12

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Recently took my mother and mother-in law to this charming little get-a-way. All of us were impressed by the setting, menu and overall experience.

- The Washington Family 10/11/12

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Took my lady for our anniversary to a beautiful Victorian Tea Room. What a way to go back in time. We have recommended this place to our friends. She is looking forward to treating her sister to afternoon tea, when she visits us from England

- Bill 10/09/12

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We stopped at this lovely looking tearoom whic is located in a house setting and were excited to try another tearoom.
As you enter, there is a lovely little gift shop area and then beyond that is the tearoom which seats several guests in three roooms.
The setting and atmosphere was just lovely.
We ordered tea from a small list of teas and were presented with, as many tearooms do, a small pot with a strainer to place over our cups since they peave the tea leaves in for us to deal with. The leaves just sit there and the tea gets bitter as you pour another cup.
The food was good and filling, no complaints here.
The real issue: When the small pot that they served me was empty, I asked to try a pot of another type of tea. The expression on the waitress's face changed from ... (more)

- Sally 10/08/12

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Visited last week - english breakfast tea was so weak - did not enjoy. All 3 desserts had a colored whipped topping on top. Did not care for - would have like to seen variety. Fresh fruit cup and salad were lovely as well as the ambience.

- Tea33300 10/08/12