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Simply Country Gifts & Southern Belles TeaRoom

2214 Thonotosassa Rd | Plant City, FL
813-754-5683 | Email | Website | Hours
Tearoom Hours will be updated weekly on our phone voicemail...PLEASE leave your name, date & time preferred and number in your party when calling to reserve a tea time and we will return your call and confirm! ALWAYS....confirm before arriving! Please remember to always call our number as we only use our Facebook and Teamap site for informational purposes and cannot reserve a Tea Time online!!! Thank you for your understanding as we try to provide tea reservation requests! Our goal is to provide a unique and delicious Afternoon Tea for our special guests! Many Tea Rooms have closed and after being in business for 25 plus years, we are happy to work with you to plan a Tea Party for any size...But with Reservations! Our main tea days are Thursday-Saturday with reservations and if you have a party over 8 guests, you can also reserve Tues-Sat with advanced reservations!

Simply Country's 'Southern Belles Tearoom' is tucked away in our lovely English Tudor and situated under large Southern oaks only 1/2 mile southeast from I-4 @ exit 19. With ease of travel and plenty of parking, Southern Belles is the first and finest Tea Room In Plant City!

The Tea Room offers both a Queen and Princess Afternoon Tea, that arrives elegantly presented on a three tier tray and includes our specialty, freshly baked scones and homemade Devonshire cream. Your choice of hot or ice tea services are all made with fresh, loose leaf teas, in more than 50 varieties imported from around the world. None of our Teas would be complete without our delicious, hand made, delicate finger sandwiches, specialty desserts, fresh fruit preserves and homemade lemon curd and of course, all freshly prepared in our licensed kitchen!

You will find our Extensive Full Service Gift Store, which includes collectibles, tea accessories, home decor items, Bridal, Inspiration
al Books and of course, Fine Tea by the ounce!
We would like to extend to you an invitation for tea and to browse our gift shop. Please join us for Afternoon Tea normally served Thursday-Saturday.... seatings at 11, 1 and 3 pm. Groups of 8 or more can reserve tea times on Tuesday-Saturday.

Reservations can be made for Birthday Parties, Bridal and Baby Showers or Just Because! Custom, Bridal Charm Cakes can be reserved for your beautiful Bridal Teas!

We do our very best to accomodate allergies and special requests...BUT.....when guests have severe allergies to common ingredients such as nuts....please be patient as we will do what we can but it does involve extra time for safety concerns and is prepared as the guest arrives so it can be carefully prepared separately! WE cannot be responsible for any reactions as so many items have ingredients that some highly allergic people cannot eat. We cannot prepare food for small children with allergies due to the risk involved. Our goal is to always treat our guests with care but during busy times as the Holidays...special requests can delay your serving time! Also, your reservation time is an estimate of when we can seat you and not always exact during the busy seasons....especially Saturdays, and due to the nature of the business of the season! We always try to do our best, but reservations later in the day can run behind sometimes if previous guests are late before your seating! We hope you have a very Blessed New Year in 2014!



Many Blessings....Rick, Susan and Staff

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WONDERFUL TEA ROOM AND GIFT STORE! Excellent prep of loose tea and delicious food. Fabulous time with friends!

- Alice G. Jun 30th '16

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If you want the most lovely setting in an English Tudor under beautiful oaks with true southern hospitality and the most delicious food for a tea this is the place. I have loved going here from the first time for years. It is so sweet and enjoy every time I come. The clinking of tea cups. The aroma of great baked scones with sweet Devonshire cream and just wonderful sandwiches and deserts. Saw the sweetest young ladies Birthday party. So special. Making wonderful memories. We will remember our memories there.

- Chloe L Jun 21st '16

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Southern Belles is a divine culinary experience! I have been a repeat customer for months now and am never disappointed by Ms. Susan's efforts to personalize every visit. The traditional dining atmosphere complete with soothing music ensures you enjoy the food and tea, which are both excellent. The tea may be served hot or cold (or both), and flavors vary from seasonal fruity teas to more traditional English varieties. The food is such a scrumptious treat that I found myself asking for seconds repeatedly (and I was graciously accommodated)! Teatime enthusiasts simply must try the cucumber sandwiches and chicken salad croissants.

- Josh P. Apr 29th '16

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Overall, one of the most elegant and charming Tea Rooms we have been too in the last 10 years! It is just quaint and what else is more quaint for Tea than an English Tudor Cottage? Food is plentiful and delicious down to the last bite. Scones are always perfect! Tea brewed perfectly and our Birthday Tea party was just wonderful. Service is friendly and has a sweet southern feel to it due to the owners and staff. Prompt but not rushed. Tea is about our enjoying the peaceful serenity of time spent with special friends. This is really a Southern Belles experience with a bit of English tradition.

- Grace Grant Apr 10th '16

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What a treasure in Plant City, Florida! Sweet service, sweet atmosphere and the sweetest Strawberry Ice and Hot Tea we have ever had! We just loved all of it! Talk about Shortcake! They have a shortcake that is made with pure devonshire cream and scones or their own sour cream pound cake! Fresh berries with jam top it off! Loved everything. Really all the food is delicious and couldn't have asked for anything better!

- Jeannie R. Mar 17th '16

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All we could say is wow! Excellent service and outstanding food and Tea!!perfection! Setting is authentic Tea room in a Tudor cottage and we enjoyed all the sales.

- Stephanie G Feb 8th '16

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Love it! Excellent location and beautiful setting! Delicious tray of scones, sandwiches and deserts and Tea always brewed perfectly. Lovely southern style and excellent service. Great Shower! Always has a great attention to detail. Happy New Year!

- Donna Grant Jan 7th '16

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Our regional Jane Austen Society group hosted our annual Miss Austen Birthday Party Tea at Southern Belles Tearoom on 5 Dec 2015. What a delightful tea party we had! There were 18 of us and we were delighted with the decor and the food! The English Tudor house that holds the tea room added that special touch of England to our afternoon and the beautiful and delicious home made scones and cream and lemon curd and tea sandwiches and desserts that awaited us were more then enough to satiate any hungry soul. Susan, the proprietress, was a jewel to work with and did an amazing job making it an afternoon to remember! For those of you who missed us this year rest assured we will be celebrating Miss Austen's birthday again next December! The first Jane Austen West Coast Florida group meeting of 2016 will be: At Home with Alicia in Tampa February 6th 2016 at 2 PM Contact our group at austenwcf@yahoo.com

- Catherine G. Dec 14th '15

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We had the most fabulous tea with our family and friends on Black Friday! Susan had told us that they didn't normally do afternoon teas on Black Friday because their gift store is packed with people for sales. She decided to allow us to come and at the last minute too. Such a fun time was had by all and the best food we have had at any tearoom. Their Christmas Carol hot tea was brewed perfectly and delicious. Scones out of this world and butternut soup with puffed pastry was so good! Thanks for taking the time to go out of your way to accomodate us. There were other groups there too....Susan and staff are like you are with family. Sales were great too.

- Alice G. Dec 1st '15

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All we all can say is wow! Delicious everything. Loved the Iced Strawberry Tea and their Christmas Hot Tea. Scones and everything was delicious! Wonderful Christmas and gift store!!

- Jean R Nov 22nd '15

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Exquisite Tearoom with southern charm and character. The service is impeccable and personalities warm and friendly. Most of all food is delicious and tea brewed perfectly. We actually loved the brewed ice tea tremendously! Setting is so beautiful and loved the store items. Very unique and charming. Scones were so good and not hard and heavy.

- KarenH. Aug 23rd '15

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We came in today and wanted to express our excitement and gratitude for your services and lovely tearoom as we all really enjoyed it and we wanted to let you know you are doing a great job and really appreciated what you did for us today. Thank you.

- Gerald Jun 1st '15

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Had a most absolutely wonderful Tea Time with all of our friends from school! Food perfect. Setting excellent and decor Gorgeous, yet Inviting and peaceful. The Strawberry shortcake was best along with warm strawberry scones with Devon cream and fresh preserves. Why fight the crowd at festival when we can enjoy food here? Loved it!

- Melanie K. Feb 27th '15

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This tea room is the real deal. Only whole leaf tea served, iced and hot. Enjoyed the peach apricot ice tea and the Holiday hot tea. The food was over the top delicious. Scones were the best we have had with devon cream and lemon sauce. A sweet and peaceful tea room with a larger than usual gift store. Lots of gifts, books, collectibles and Christmas items on sale. Easy to get their from St Pete...just off of I-4. Know why it is number one....it is in a perfect setting with sweet southern charming staff.

- Caroline L. Nov 14th '14

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Elegant and delicious Afternoon Tea was enjoyed by all of us! We enjoyed all of the perfectly brewed loose leaf tea blends. The food was yummy! Loved really all of it and enjoyed the pumpkin pecan bars and the pumpkin trifles. The scones were perfection. The only problem was I couldn't finish it all. They were busy but more than helpful and kept our tea cups full. I found some wonderful sale items for Christmas gifts. Retired snowbabies were discounted and great snowmen. I love boyds bears and bought some for my friends for gifts. Overall it was wonderful. Beautiful setting in a wonderful English tudor building. Make sure you have a reservation because they have showers and event teas too and they said their sale was going on through October!

- Susie Oct 21st '14

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We really enjoyed our afternoon tea at Simply Country. The tea service was great. They had a good number of teas available and you could tell that the server knew them well. Definitely try their house blend, which was fantastic. Very nice atmosphere, quiet, and you were allowed to take your time through your high tea. Our server was great, friendly, and attentive. The food was very good. All of the courses were great, and there was a lot of food so you left full and satisfied.

- Michelle Oct 19th '14

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What a wonderful establishment to enjoy a peaceful and joyful time having Afternoon Tea with my family and friends! I have brought my employees for a treat also to let them know how much I appreciate them. Always the best of any I have experienced anywhere. Lovely setting. So convenient to the Interstate and plenty of parking. I have been shopping with them for years and always find really the best gifts and books. Cannot say how thankful we are to have this place to come and taste delicious food and perfect loose leaf tea. Scones are the best anywhere!

- Mrs. G. Sotherland Oct 11th '14

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We have all just had to post and brag on our experience at our Birthday Party Tea for our Mother at this tearoom! It was so sweet and fabulous and she was so surprised. My mother had never had a surprise Birthday Party and we appreciated all that was done to make it perfect. The food was so good! Scones, tea sandwiches and deserts were delicious. The china teacup and saucers that were party favors were perfect. I could go on and on. The owners were so nice and we felt we were special guests at their English home! The experience for my 80 yr old Mom. Thank you so much for all the little touches and wonderful service.

- Ms. Connie and guests Sep 12th '14

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We had the most amazing surprise for my Mother and everyone simply loved everything. From the service, friendliness, delicious food and excellent tea to the beautiful setting and décor! I can't think you enough for all your help and sweet patience. I recommend your tearoom and store to everyone. They loved the strawberry china teacups at their place settings too. Couldn't have been better. If you need a tearoom for a group or shower you cannot do better!


- Candy Sep 12th '14

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Excellent tearoom! We loved every minute of our afternoon tea! Everyone was so excited and appreciative of all the staff did to make our shower PERFECT! The food was delicious and scones were wonderful. All the little touches made everything special. We appreciate the directions and time spent on planning the tea and it was easy to get to from Interstate. Memories we will never forget.

- Donna and Bride Cortney group Aug 18th '14

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Our red hat group had a fabulous time. Enjoyed sweet southern hospitality, service, delicious food and the best tea and scones! Can't wait to come back soon.

- Sandy and Girls Aug 4th '14

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Nice Tea Room with everything you could want in Afternoon tea. Elegant setting in an English cottage with a southern, nice hospitality atmosphere. Have many items on sale in their Christmas and gift section. Heard they will have a huge sale of many items. Glad we found them. One of a kind.

- Joyce Jul 18th '14

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Fabulous Tearoom! The Tea is perfect and the food delicious and scones are great! The Tea Room reminds us of a castle in England! So peaceful and staff and owners friendly. Picked up some great treasures on sale too as they are in the middle of their summer clearance sale! Sometimes hard to reach but they go out of their way to have tea times during their summer hours! Just a reminder to call first to confirm your reservation! Thanks Southern Belles for a perfect afternoon for all of us!

- Debbie L Jul 11th '14



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