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The Front Porch Tea Room

25 West Market Street | Hallam, PA
717-755-7510 | Email | Website | Hours
The Front Porch Tea Room is State Licensed and State Inspected. We are located in the center of Hallam, PA. Sitting atop a hill, the large Victorian House is surrounded by massive gardens and large old trees. The home was built in 1869 and is constructed of logs, The interior and exterior are decorated in true Victorian Fashion. We serve a full 6 course High Tea Wednesday through Friday seating between 11am and 2pm and on Sat. seating at 11am or 2:30pm. We open privately for parties of 12 or more most days and evenings. We can accommodate from 2 to 40, and specialize in Bridal Shower, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Gourmet Dinners and Gourmet Breakfasts. Our gardens have accommodated as many as 178 for special events. In our 12 years of operation we have served people from all 50 states and 39 countries. We truly look forward to serving you.

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a wonderful experience. Great value.

- Janet Oct 19th '14

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I was very pleased with my first visit to the Front Porch Tea Room. We were greeted so warmly upon entering ,you felt like you were at home. The entire staff was very informative, polite, and friendly. The homemade salad dressing was unbelievable and the fall themed soup and sandwiches were great. I am looking forward to attending one of there special events in the future.

- Linda Pekala Oct 18th '14

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My 2 companions and I have enjoyed taking tea at many places on the East Coast and eagerly anticipated visiting the Front Porch and enjoying our experience. The venue is absolutely charming and Victorian. We were immediately escorted to our table where our salads were plated and awaiting our arrival. Delicious! However, we were very dissappointed to discover that we all had to decide on one variety of tea for the table to share versus each patron receiving their own pot of tea. The varieties of tea were plentiful. We next received our scones served on one serving dish with two skimpy scones per patron. The scones were soft and presented more like Pillsbury cookie dough. We were dissappointed at not receiving a 3 tier proper tea presentation as much as we were with the scones.... (more)

- Elvie MacFarland Oct 12th '14

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Elvie, I am so sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. I would like to answer a few of your comments. We offer over 20 different tea to choose from. You could have 2 pots or more if you requested them as we are only too happy to accommodate. I do not know of any other tea room that serves more than 2 scones per person and they were served on a serving plate and set on a cake stand in the middle of the table. No you did not get a 3 tier serving stand as The Afternoon Tea service is what is served on a 3 tier unit. We serve a High Tea which is a full meal. Yes your sandwiches were plated on a serving dish , again placed on the cake saver and you each received 3 different tea sandwiches. As far as your server was concerned we had several other tables not just one and at one of them we felt one of the attendees was having a stroke and we were trying to accommodate them and help them with her and pack up their meal to go. I do apologize if you felt I was trying to sell my establishment to you, I was only trying to make you fell comfortable and tell you some information about The Front Porch. Again I apologize for your time with us and would hope that you give us another chance. We have been serving for over 15 years and yours has been one of the 1st that felt the service, food and presentation were not up your standard. Bonnie
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My mom and I visited this tearoom today to celebrate her 80th birthday. What an enjoyable visit! The food was excellent and we especially enjoyed the wide variety of teas available. Thank you so much for the memorable celebration!

- Patty Oct 11th '14

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Patty, Thank you so much for reviewing The Front Porch. I am so happy that we could help you celebrate your Mom's Birthday. We wish her many more. Bonnie
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Just back from another wonderful tea at the Front Porch. Have been going there for years and never disappointed. You never leave there hungry, for sure. The service is great and the food is always wonderful. Scones were still warm - fresh out of the oven - Yum Yum. The salad, soup, sandwiches, scones, dessert and tea were all delicious. Also, their special events are so fun. Will be going to the Teddy Bear Tea with my niece again this year - she had such fun last year. My favorite tea room!

- Lori Oct 10th '14

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Lori, I am so glad you enjoy your visits with us. We love seeing our regulars return, it makes us feel as though we are doing something right. Looking forward to seeing you at The Teddy Bear Tea. Bonnie
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Just got back from another wonderful expreience at the Front Porch Tea Room. With a wide variety of teas to chose from and a delicious selection of food, this is always a favorite place to come back to.

- Nancy Butcher Oct 8th '14

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Nancy, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We love seeing you each time you return. Bonnie
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I can't express enough, how wonderful an experience this was for us. I traveled some distance to find this gem of tea room. The food was excellent as well as presentation and explanation of each course as it was served. The service provided was friendly and competent. I felt like I was visiting family. That's how I was treated. Overall this little gem should not be overlooked. A beautiful experience

- s daughtery Oct 8th '14

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Wow, Thank you so much for the glowing review and do hope that we will see you again in the future. Folks like you make us keep trying to even get better. Bonnie
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Excellent tea room! I have been to many tea rooms and this is one of the best! It is very charming, food is wonderful, a wide-variety of teas to choose from and great service.

- Pam Oct 4th '14

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Pam, Thank you so much for your kind review and we do look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie
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My friend and I like to visit different tea rooms. This was our first time here and her birthday. The tea room is charming, the food delicious and the service outstanding! Definitely some place to return and not only have tea, but try their breakfast, dinner, etc.!

- Linda Sep 28th '14

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Linda, Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your return. Bonnie
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In a word: 'Delightful'. My daughter and I have been going to tea rooms twice a year for quite a few years. So far we have not repeated tea rooms since we enjoy seeing new places. However, this one is going to be a repeat. The owner and the other woman who served our tea and food were very warm and friendly. The food was delicious. Since we are soup lovers their having a different soup each month is a plus. The scones were outstanding were wonderful, the sandwiches tasty. For dessert my daughter ordered the lemon cake which I tasted and thought was excellent. I had chocolate cake that 'was to die for'. It was a warm day when we were there - the iced peach tea was the best. The hot teas we had were excellent also. All in all a wonderful experience and we are looking forward to our next trip there even tho I have to drive two hours to get there.

- Jacquie Jinks Sep 23rd '14

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Jacquie, Wow what can I say? I am so very glad you enjoyed your visit with The Front Porch and look forward to many more. Bonnie
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This is without a doubt the 'go to'
tearoom experience for overall excellence.

- A. R. Barnhart Sep 19th '14

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Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Bonnie
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The Lavender and Lace Tea and Read group had our first tea on Friday at this lovely tea room. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food very tasty and Bonnie and Sharon were wonderful. The tea selection was fabulous. The gardens outside were beautiful. We will be going back and I will plan to take my Red Hat Group next year.

- Rose Sep 13th '14

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Rose, Thank you so much, we really enjoyed your group and look forward to their return. Bonnie
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Excellent tea room. Beautiful inside and out and the food and staff was fabulous!

- Natalie willis Sep 13th '14

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Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to review our tea room. I am so glad you liked your visit. Bonnie
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I completely understand why this tea room is rated #1 in Pennsylvania! We were traveling through and I hope to visit again. My husband and son came with me and both liked it! Although they did ask me not to tell their friends they enjoyed a tea room. :-)

- Rebecca Sep 12th '14

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Rebecca, Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope your trip to the New England states was a very enjoyable one and the trip home to Georgia is equally safe and memorable. Bonnie
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My first visit to the Front Porch Tea Room and I will be back. Love the atmosphere, food, and tea. The iced peach tea was refreshing and tasted like fresh peaches. A nice, relaxing high tea with a friend.

- Cindy Sep 10th '14

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Cindy, Thank you so much for such kind words. We hope to see you again in the future. Bonnie
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Wonderful tea Room! Very Accommodating to allergies and intolerance to specific foods. The ladies went above and beyond to make the tea a special event for my Mom's birthday :) Thank you!

- Chris Sep 8th '14

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Chris, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We trey to accomodate most allergies and look forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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Love it

- Jackie shuman Sep 6th '14

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Jackie, Thank you so much for your review of our tearoom and we look forward to seeing ypou again in the future. Bonnie
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We had such a nice time at tea today. The staff is wonderful and food was excellent!! A wonderful day spent with family!

- Tanya Lewis Sep 6th '14

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Tanya, Thank you so much for reviewing the Front Porch Tea Room. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie
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Best place to go for a truly luscious and elegant tea. Food is so good and if you leave hungry it is your fault for sure.
Staff is pleasant and surroundings are comfortable.

- Gwen Sep 5th '14

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Gwen, Thank you so much for you kind words. I hope to see you again on the near future. Bonnie
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Love, love, love The Front Porch tearoom!! This is ALWAYS our favorite place to visit for all of our special occasions!!

- Julie Becker Aug 6th '14

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Julie,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Hopefully we will always meet your expectations.
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Took my mama here for her birthday and had a wonderful experience. We have visited many tea rooms, but the atmosphere and how friendly the owner and staff were make this our new favorite place to have tea. I just moved from Baltimore to York and was looking for a new place to have tea and I feel like I hit the jackpot finding The Front Porch Tea Room. It is so convenient to anyone in the York area and right down the road from us so we will be visiting frequently in the future. The outdoor garden is also cozy and beautiful and they offer so many events besides tea that I'm looking forward to attending......did I also mention the tea and food was wonderful...I had to purchase some snowflake tea to bring home with me...it's that good!

- Caroline Rudacille Aug 6th '14

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Caroline,
Welcome to York, PA. I am so glad we could give you a good experience. I am looking forward to future visits. Thanks again,
Bonnie
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I LOVE this place. The service and food is WONDERFUL!!!!!

- Jennifer Evans Aug 6th '14

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Jennifer,
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments.
Bonnie
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A wonderful experience! We neglected to make reservations but they were able to joyfully accommodate us! So wonderful and the staff is so incredibly nice.

- Jen Aug 6th '14

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Jen,
So glad we could accommodate you. It is always tricky when you just stop by but we do our best to seat everyone if we can. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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The Front Porch is an ideal setting for a bridal shower. Bonnie is an exceptional and very gracious hostess, allowing us to spend all afternoon enjoying each other's company without feeling rushed or hurried...she is very welcoming and accommodating. The food was delicious and beautifully presented...staff is friendly and courteous. We will all have special long-lasting memories of our afternoon at the Front Porch.

- Kitty C Aug 3rd '14

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Kitty,
We really enjoyed having you and your group and are very happy to help you make great memories.
Bonnie
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My best friend and I were very impressed with our first visit to the 'Front Porch'. The warm welcome was heartfelt and you truly felt like a member of the family. The food was amazing and the service far exceeded our expectations. A visit by Bonnie added that extra personal touch. We are already planning our next visit.

- Debbie Thim Aug 1st '14

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Debbie,
How can I say thank you for such great comment. Thank you Thank You Thank You.
Bonnie
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We had such a lovely visit to The Front Porch today! We were greeted warmly. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. I look forward to returning very soon.

- Carol E. Aug 1st '14

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Carol,
Thank you so much for your great comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Bonnie
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My daughter and I had a lovely visit today! Beautiful interior and gardens! The food and teas were yummy and the service was great!

- Laura Waples Aug 1st '14

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Laura,
So glad you had a great experience and my food was what you were expecting. Thanks again for the lovely comments.
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What a treat we had at The Front Porch today. Beautiful ambience, delicious teas and food, lovely gardens, great service and good friends. Couldn't have been better. I made two reservations to return this month for breakfast and a High Tea. Thank you for this memorable experience.

- Doris DeJonge Aug 1st '14

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Doris,
What a great treat you were. We also look forward to your return.
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Always a relaxing visit. Good food, tea and of course nothing better than sharing it with good friends. My favorite place for high tea. None better. Love The Front Porch Tea Room

- s. shue Jul 17th '14

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S. Shue,
Thank you so much for your great comments. I look forward to your next visit.
Bonnie
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I have been coming to the Front Porch Tea Room for several years and it is ALWAYS excellent! There isn't a better combination of food, tea, hospitality and gardens around. Bonnie makes everyone feel special with her great food and teas and her warm and caring conversation. I am very fortunate to have recently won the grand prize at her open house this spring - a year's worth of high tea! I look forward each month to Bonnie's creations (especially the cold soup and fabulous desserts), but I didn't need to be the winner to want to come back!

- Nancy K Jul 16th '14

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Nancy,
What a delight you are. we truly look forward to seeing you each month. You are more than a customer, you are a friend.
Bonnie
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Love Front Porch Tea Room! Always go for High Tea and love the food. The salad is the high point for me. There is always a variety of choices. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the garden is beautiful. I have had two parties here (one just this past weekend) and they have both been beautiful successful events thanks to Front Porch Tea Room.

- Kim Jun 30th '14

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Kim,
Thank you so much for your very kind words. I know I have a great staff and am happy when they are acknowledged. Thanks again.
Bonnie
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Have had several high teas here and have never been disappointed. The refreshing cold peach tea was very good and the cold cherry soup was also delicious. All the food was good. Our server was friendly and made us feel special. Can't wait to go back .

- Donna Jun 29th '14

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Donna,
I am so glad you keep coming back to us and look forward to your next visit. Glad you like that Peach Tea. It is good.
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What a delightful afternoon. I've never been to a tea room before and wasn't sure what to expect. We started out picking fun hats to wear, then gathered at a cozy table in the back room of the Victorian house in which the tea room is located. The food was very good. I loved the salad with its fruit-flavored poppy seed vinaigrette (I believe), candied pecans and dried cherries(?); the caramel sea salt and the raspberry white chocolate scones; and the tiramisu cake in particular; but the very best thing I had was the yellow peach iced tea. It's one of the best teas I've ever drunk. (The other two courses were soup and sandwiches.)

The staff was wonderful, very friendly and helpful (especially when taking photos on the front porch afterwards). We weren't rushed at all.

If you are looking for a unique, fun, relaxing experience, you should try the Front Porch Tea Room. (And don't forget to check out the gift shop upstairs.)

- Sarah Jun 28th '14

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Wow!!!! Sarah how do I say thank you for such kind words. I am very happy you chose The Front Porch to have your first tea and look forward to your next visit.
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Best tiramisu I ever had. And even my daughter likes their teas

- Heather Jun 28th '14

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Heather,
Thank you so much for your comments and we are very glad you liked our newest creation our Tiramisu Cake. It is getting great reviews.
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The staff was excellent, the decor and general environment were beautiful. They were fairly accommodating for my dietary concerns. The hat selection was fun as well.

- Alaina Jun 28th '14

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Alaina,
So glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your next visit.
Bonnie
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Excellent experience.

- Heather Ditch Jun 28th '14

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Heather,
Thank you so much, I am happy that you indeed had an excellent experience.
Bonnie
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Delicious food and amazing tea!

- Suzanne Jun 28th '14

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Suzanne,
We are very happy when folks like our food and teas. Looking forward to your next visit.
Bonnie
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Great time

- Linda Jun 28th '14

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Linda,
Thank you for reviewing us and your comments are indeed important to us, I am very happy that you had a great time.
Bonnie
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Wonderful food and atmosphere. We had a great time celebrating birthdays!

- Kiersten Bell Jun 28th '14

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Kiersten,
we are very happy when folks pick The Front Porch tom celebrate special occasions with us. We look forward to your next visit.
Bonnie
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This was my second visit to The Front Porch and I have to say it didn't disappoint. The food was just as fresh and tasty as I remember from my first visit. Today I brought a group of ladies that I work with and they enjoyed it as well. It was nice to come in the spring to see the gardens this time.

- Dianne Miller Jun 14th '14

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Diane,
I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks so much for your compliments.
Bonnie
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My childhood friend and I visited The Front Porch Tea Room on Saturday, May 24, 2014. We had the most spectacular time. I am already missing it. The food was amazing and completely top notch. Bonnie and Sharon are so sweet and darling. Sharon is so attentive to everyone in the room and she certainly has a good time while serving us. Bonnie is an amazing cook. Her delights are the best I have ever tasted! She is extremely talented! The portions are generous too! Bonnie and Sharon love what they do! I hope when Bonnie retires that her business is continued the same. I wish I lived closer because I would make reservations for her Brunch specials and her other dinners. I believe I could even get my husband to attend one of the dinners. He would be delighted with the quality of menu. Thank you Bonnie and Sharon for giving my friend and I a wonderful afternoon. We can not thank you enough, truly! THANK YOU and WE MISS YOU ALREADY! SMILES, Joy xoxoxo

- Joy May 27th '14

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Joy,
I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us as we enjoyed having you. I do look forward to your next visit. Thanks for all your great comments.
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My childhood friend and I visited The Front Porch on May 23rd and we had THE MOST delightfully amazing experience! The food and service were excellent, and it is such a quaint and charming atmosphere. We found the owner, Bonnie, and her assistant, Sharon, to be very engaging, attentive, and very hospitable. The iced yellow peach tea is refreshingly delightful, and the home-made salad dressing is scrumptious! The desserts are quite simply to die for, and guests are given the option to choose their own dessert from among an assortment of delectable concotions. I've visited quite a few tea rooms, and I must admit that the portions at the Front Porch are more generous than most. The Front Porch surpassed my expectations,and I am already looking forward to my next visit!

- Dana May 24th '14

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Dana,
We really did enjoy your visit as well. We had a good conversation and loved meeting you for the first time. I do hope we will see you again in the future.
Bonnie
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I have been here four or five times now, but this was the first time I was able to bring my daughter. I was aware of the age request from The Front Porch (must be 5-years-old), and can absolutely appreciate why they have it. It's a small Victorian house with lots of breakables and a quiet, serene ambiance - not really the appropriate place for the very littles. My daughter is now 7, though, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our 'girls tea time.'

The food, as always, was superb. The salad dressing is so amazing! Everything was so flavorful, and there was such a variety that was offered. I left stuffed.

And the tea - SO good. The peach iced tea was the best I've ever tasted. Our selections for the hot tea were a cinnamon vanilla and spiced chai, both of which were so good. ... (more)

- Krista Davis May 21st '14

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Krista,
Thank you ever so much for your wonderful and understanding comments. We always enjoy having young ladies with us so that they can learn about teas. We look forward to you and your daughters return.
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A perfect setting for a baby shower. Looking forward to going back for casual outing with friends.

The yellow peach tea is highly recommended!

- Wendy Johnson May 19th '14

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Wendy,
Thank you so much for your comments. We really enjoyed serving this great bunch of gals.
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I have been here 3 times now and have always had a good experience. The food is wonderful, the staff is friendly and accommodating, and the gardens are relaxing and beautiful. Every time I visit, I'm impressed with the delicious teas and creative soups offered. Today I had a divine cinnamon vanilla hot tea, but my favorite was the refreshing peach iced tea. What a nice surprise! Of course I can't leave a review without mentioning the desserts. There were many tempting choices. Luckily I had my daughter with me, (she is 6) so we shared and got to taste two of them. She chose the Boston crème cake, and I had the red velvet with cream cheese icing. Both were amazing!
After our tea, we explored the lovely gardens and posed for a few pictures. We even discovered a small 'fairy garden'. What fun! Thank you Miss Bonnie and staff for a memorable and wonderful experience. We will be back to see you again soon!

- Melissa May 17th '14

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Melissa,
What a wonderful delight you and your little girls are and how we enjoy seeing you at the tea room. Thank you for introducing your young ladies to the tea experience. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and we look forward to your next visit.
Bonnie
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I have been to this tea room before and don't remember it being any different than any tea experience that I have had before. Today however was not as good. They offered two tea selections and both were flavored teas of which I do not like. They did offer to make me a different tea of which I picked a plain black tea. It has a funny taste to it so asked for a darjeeling which had a spicy taste similar to the chai tea that was one of their offerings of the day. The salad was really good and the soup was fine. Scones were brought out next and were very good but I didn't care for the sandwich selections. It guess the tea just really set the tone for tea today which wasn't good.

- JT May 17th '14

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Janet,
I am so sorry that this visit was not up to par for you. I understand that you were offered 6 different teas, but we have over 50 in the kitchen. On busy days such as Saturday we always have 3 teas prepared but do not limit anyone from choosing another. I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy our sandwiches this month, but the cucumber with cream cheese and lemon pepper is always offered. The chip beef with horseradish and cream cheese has always been a very big hit and the crab and shrimp salad seems to have hit home with everyone. I truly apologize if you were upset when we had a problem when you request a high chair for the little girl, however we were not aware that she was coming as the reservation was for 4 and we had a full house. We do have an age policy of 5 years old since we try to give everyone a very quit and relaxing experience. We do offer quite a few events that are geared to children and I would hope that you could take advantage of one of these as there is no age limit for these events. Again I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your tea with us and would hope you can return in the future for another tea.
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This is my third time at the Front Porch, and since it's quite a distance from our home, it's been years since we've been there. However, I really wanted to take my mom, as she was visiting PA for Mother's Day. She (and I) enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks again, Bonnie.

- Bridget H. May 9th '14

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Bridget,
I am so happy you brought your mother for Mother's Day Tea. These are very special times to be spent with our mothers. I am glad she enjoyed herself and thank you for letting me know.
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Was there recently with a friend. As always the place was fabulous. The new decor is just perfect. Loved it before, love it even more. Service, food, presentation always top notch. The best. The service is outstanding. Always feel like I was invited into someone's home when at the front porch tea room. Love talking, eating, with friends. You can do that here it is quiet and relaxing. The gardens are beautiful. You can tell Bonnie has a love of what she does. See you soon your open house was very nice.

- s. smeltzer May 6th '14

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Sandy,
Thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments. We love seeing you each time you visit with us and truly look forward to the future.
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My granddaughter, Sierra, and I have been coming to The Front Porch Tearoom for about 12 years. We have visited many other tearooms in the area but we always come back to our favorite Front Porch Tearoom. We love the time we share there as well as talking to Bonnie, the owner. The food is excellent, the atmosphere and ambiance are outstanding and we always leave with a warm happy feeling. It is the best and we love it! Definitely a 5 star tearoom!

- Pat Myers Apr 30th '14

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Pat,

We have truly enjoyed watching Sierra grow into the beautiful young lady she has become. As always we truly enjoy visiting with the both of you and look forward to your next visit.
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Was there today with my friend for her birthday. Have been going to the Front Porch since 2001. Went with girls from work, church, my daughter, friends etc. I have been to at least 4 other tea rooms, and the Front Porch is the best in atmosphere, quality of food, preparation, ambience, and service. So much better than the Victorian Tea Parlor in Spring Grove, where the service was terrible, more expensive etc. The owner, Bonnie Helm, is very gracious as her hostess is also. Always feel welcomed and at home. The flowers are especially beautiful this time of year. As I said previously,for the money, quality, atmosphere, this Victorian home is the place to go!!!

- Linda Eichmann Apr 23rd '14

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Linda,
It is always a real treat to see you. We feel that you have become a close friend and a member of The front Porch family. Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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We are a group of four 'Tea Ladies' who enjoy real tea rooms. This was a first trip to the FPTR but will not be our last. The décor was a lovely Victorian, large selection of teas and we felt more like guests in Bonnie's home than her business. If the tea room was a little closer we would be there quite frequently. Thanks, Bonnie for a wonderful afternoon.

- Pat Apr 14th '14

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Pat,
What a delight your group was and we also look forward to seeing you again. It is such a treat to meet great new folks who really do like tea and tearooms. Thanks for the lovely comments.
Bonnie
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My friend has never been to tea, she LOVED EVERYTHING about the experience and we are coming back for breakfast in May. So glad I brought her here for her first tea experience. As always, the food, tea, service and ambiance were first rate!

- Marie H. Apr 12th '14

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Marie,
We look forward to your first experience with breakfast. Come hungry Thanks for your great comments.
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My first tea room experience, and I think I may be spoiled! Wonderful ambiance, food was excellent and made from scratch, and altogether wonderful. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

- Rheanna W Apr 5th '14

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Rheanna,
What a treat you gave us in choosing The Front Porch for your 1st tea room experience and I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you many more times in the future. Thank you for your kind words.
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Absolutely lovely quaint and cozy ambiance. Food is all made from scratch and excellent, with generous portions that are uncommon to most tea rooms. Highly recommend this amazing tea room a excellent York County treasure.

- Denise W Apr 5th '14

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Denise,
I am so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to many more. Thanks for your kind words.
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It is so much more than a tea room. It is a unique place in our community that brings together a beautiful historical location with great service, great food and a place to enjoy a leisurely meal with your family and friends.

- Nedette Otterbein Mar 12th '14

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Nedette,
Thank you so much for your great review of our tea room.
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My wife and I went to the Front Porch Tea Room for Valentines Day. Everything and I mean everything was above our expectations. The atmosphere was perfect. The staff was awesome. The food could not have been better at any five star restaraunt. This has to be one of the best kept secrets in York. If you are looking for an intimate setting with the best staff, food, and just plain wonderful hospitality, then this is the place. We can't wait to go back!

- Matt Herrick Feb 19th '14

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Matt,
I am so glad we finally got to see you and your wife for one of our dinners. I really appreciated the kind remarks. I do have a great staff and a wonderful chef. Hopefully we will see you again in thew future, maybe for one of our Comfort Food Dinners.
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This was our first time to visit this tea room. Everything about this tea room says excellence. From the atmosphere,Victorian decor,presentation and explanation of all foods served. Owner and staff make you feel at home and are friendly and efficient. Found this gem when I searched tea houses. This WAS the best kept secret in York,Pa
I will be telling everyone I know to come to the Front porch. I will return soon with friends. Thanks for everything. Wonderful!!!!!!

- Samantha James Feb 18th '14

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Samantha,
Thank you so much for your lovely words. Hopefully with folks like you we will not be the best kept secret in York County. Again, thank you so much for the great comments.
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The Valentine dinners at the Front Porch Tea room were a delight. The food was excellent, the ambiance romantic, and the service staff friendly. Will hopefully be returning soon!

- Jeremiah Schaffner Feb 17th '14

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Jeremiah,
Thank you so much for the kind words. We love having folks such as yourself and your wife.
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I first went to this tea room last Spring and liked it so much I have been there 3 or 4 times since then. The food is always incredible and you don't leave hungry! The homemade salad dressing is delicious and all of her soups are flavorful. The scones are always fresh and warm with a variety of flavored. There is always something new to try. I also love the fresh, homemade full-size dessert. You usually have 6-7 choices on the dessert menu and they are all amazing. The atmosphere is Victorian and the owner and servers are pleasant and enjoyable to talk with. I will continue to go here at least a few times a year (as often as I can)!

- Denise K. Feb 16th '14

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Denise,
What can I say, your kind remarks are overwhelming. Thank you so much and we look forward to your return.
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We hosted a baby shower here on a Sunday afternoon and the ladies did a marvelous job! There were 21 ladies in our party and we were given an explanation of each course as it was brought out. The food was delicious, savory, and sweet! As soon as the party was over, we couldn't wait to plan our next visit. The ladies were so friendly and provided a perfect presentation of each course. I highly recommend this venue for private parties and will definitely be visiting for a regular high tea soon!

- Marian Jan 15th '14

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Marian,
Thank you ever so much for the lovely words. We also have a great time watching everyone else enjoying our tea room. We really look forward to your next visit.
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Everything was about the place was perfect! The snow flake tea was to perfection. The food was a great combination of flavors and tastes!

- Cindy Andruscavage Dec 4th '13

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Cindy,
What a treat it is to see you. We truly love our regular customers and you are soooo special
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Best tea house in the area!!

- Chris Noel Dec 4th '13

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Chris,
What can I say, thank you so much for giving us that honor.
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Going to the Front Porch is always a special treat for me, my family and friends. Bonnie is a delight... such a sweet person! We enjoy being able to pick our hats and also being able to shop in the gift rooms. There are many tearooms closer to home but we keep going back to Front Porch.

- Nanc Nov 23rd '13

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Nanc,
We are truly happy that you keep returning to The Front Porch and we look forward to seeing our friends.
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This was my second trip to the Front Porch Tea Room...the food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful!! My friends and I had a lovely afternoon, visiting and enjoying the hospitality of the Front Porch! The salad dressing is out of this world!

- Diane Nov 23rd '13

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Diane,
Thank you for your kind words. We love trying to come up with things to tempt your tastebuds' I know my staff loves all of our customers, Thanks again.
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We(a group of 7 girlfriends/family) just had a fantasic visit to The Front Porch last night!! The food was amazing as it always is! You must go when Bonnie has Pumpkin soup with burbon crutones, it's to die for!!! Bonnie and her staff are friendly and so much fun. It's all decorated for the holiday season, so much creativity and beauty!! We had such a great time relaxing and just being silly and catching up together. We will be back agin!

- Sara Frantz Nov 22nd '13

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Sara,
We truly look forward to having your group each time. You all are a real delight. Looking forward to your next trip.
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Wonderful as always! Excellent menu, charming and relaxing atmosphere. Owner is so gracious and talented. Will return again.

- Marie Hengst Nov 12th '13

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Marie,
Thanks so much for your comments both about the tearoom and also about me. You are very gracious.
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My girlfriends and I have visited The Front Porch Tea Room at least once per year for the past several years and every time the experience is like the first time! They have never served anything that we didn't like. Bonnie's pumpkin soup is to die for! There is always something new to taste and experience. The staff are so friendly and welcoming it's like you're coming home. Love, love, love this tea room!

- Bonnie Wolgamuth Nov 9th '13

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Bonnie,
Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I do have the best staff anywhere. Thanks again .
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I always enjoy my visits to The Front Porch Tea Room. Whenever I invite New people to visit with me, Bonnie always me feel like it is my 'first visit'! The food and services is always excellent. Her menu is very creative!

- Charlotte Butler Oct 8th '13

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Charlotte,
I am always happy to see returning customers. It means alot to me. Thanks for your very kind words.
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I have been going to the Front Porch for years with my mom and sisters and we love it! We go there for any special event we can and we are NEVER disappointed! Bonnie is amazing and the food is beyond delicious! Can't wait for my next visit!

- Julie Becker Sep 13th '13

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Julie,
Thank you once again for the very kind words. We really do have a good time when you and your family are with us. Thanks again.
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This tea room is awesome! The Owner speaks to you personally which we all loved and the staff was very pleasant! They really cared to make sure you enjoyed your visit. This was our first time at this tea room. We came on 8/21/13. The tea room is very clean and decorated Victorian! The food was very good! We all left extremely full! Generous portions and very flavorful! This will not be our last trip to this tea room! We had a wide variety of ages in our group (age 30-70) and I want every age group to experience this awesome pleasant high end tea room!!


- jeannie carbajal Aug 22nd '13

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Jeannie,
What can I say. WOW what a review. Thank you so much I am really glad you enjoyed yourself and liked our food. We keep trying to come up with new and different foods for everyone to try. I really look forward to your next visit.
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This is my favorite tearoom!!!
I took three ladies who have never been before and they had a wonderful time. Bonnie is a delight and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect.
In my opinion this should be number 1. Her salad dressing as well as the salad was delicious. The sandwiches, scones with a choice of clotted cream, lemon, curd and strawberry were all fresh and scrumptious. We had a hot tea that was almond flavored and we were offered a wonderful peach ice tea. This was my 5th time and won't be my last. We strolled though the gardens and the flowers were lovely also. Such a relaxing place.
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- Connie Aug 19th '13

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Connie,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. If I ever changed that salad dressing I would be in serious trouble with our customers. I am glad you took time to wander in the gardens. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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I just got home from another WONDERFUL tea at the front porch! My grandma and I have been going to Front Porch as our favorite tea room for over 10 years now. We have tried many other tea rooms, and none compare to the Front Porch! The owner, Bonnie, makes all the delicious foods from scratch and adds her creative flair to each and every course. The front porch is well-worth every penny! I'm looking forward to my next visit :)

- Sierra Stabley Aug 17th '13

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Sierra,
What a great pleasure it has been to watch you grow from a young school student to a college lady. You have such a wonderful relationship with your grandmother. It is truly a pleasure to have you visit with us each year.
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It's been too long since I've visited, but need to come real soon! Love this place!

- Rae Pentz Jul 28th '13

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Rae,
I do hope you can keep coming back for a long time. We miss you when you are not with us.
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Visisted the Front Porch Tea Room yesterday for the 3rd. time with 5 other ladies. Delighted for a beautiful experience as I was in the past. The service, food and atmosphere is supurb. Thanks to Bonnie and Staff

- Marilyn Jul 20th '13

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Marilyn
I am so happy to hear that you all enjoyed yourself. I do hope to see you again in the future.
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My first time at the Front Porch Tea Room and we (a group of six ladies) had a wonderful time. Food, atmosphere, service were all excellent. And the hats were fun.

- Deanna Shank Jul 19th '13

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Deanna,
I am so glad that the 6 of you had a good time. Thanks so much for the lovely comments.
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Just love our trips from Hanover, Pa. to visit this wonderful tearoom. I have friends from Maryland that are hoping to join me for a trip soon. Lovely tea with great food. see ya soon!

- Jennie Jul 19th '13

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Jennie,
Thanks for making that trip to Hallam. I do look forward to seeing you again with your friends from Maryland. We love when our customers return for more tea. Thanks for your comments.
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Wonderful tea room, great atmosphere, food was amazing, staff was just terrific! Highly recommend :-)

- Tawny Jul 19th '13

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Tawny,
Thank you so much for a lovely review. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Wonderful place for tea. Great service and atmosphere.

- Andrea Loughlin Jul 16th '13

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Andrea,
I am so glad you liked us. I know I have a wonderful staff.
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Amazing! My only regret is that we failed to visit here sooner. Wonderful food, excellent service and a warm, personal touch. We will continue to celebrate our family's special events like Mother's Day,Anniversaries and Birthdays's at the Front Porch!

- Ashleigh Mitchell Jul 16th '13

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Ashleigh,

Glad you finally made it to The Front Porch. We love all our new people that have never been here before. I do hope you come back soon even if its just with a girl friend to visit and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Thanks so much for the compliment on our tea room.
Thanks
Bonnie
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Breakfast with good friends, sharing memories of past visits to The Front Porch, enjoying great food, talking to Bonnie, our 'hostess with the mostess.' One can tell she loves her job. She and our server were SO accomodating. We have been there many times now and are treated just like family. Recommend this tea room to all who want to sit, relax, and enjoy! Thanks, Bonnie.

- Kathy Lesher Jul 15th '13

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Kathy,
Thank you so much for your wonderful response. How can we help loving our job with wonderful customers like you?
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One of the best tea rooms that I have visited. I have been here several times and the food is delicious and plentiful. The tea is tasty and I love that everyone gets their own pot of tea. The atmosphere is perfectly victorian and provides the right mix of cozy, warm, and bright. If you have the privilege of trying their cupcakes, I have not had better. They are moist, cake-y, and creative. As an added bonus visitors can pick their own hat to wear as they enjoy the experience. Thank you for consistently great experiences each time! I look forward to visiting again.

- Amy Jul 14th '13

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Amy,
Thank you so much for that glowing review. We love having happy customer like you and hope to see you in the near future.
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My two daughters and I had our Annual (belated) Mother's Day Tea today. We love coming to the Front Porch Tea Room. The hats, tea, food, atmosphere and staff are always a delight. See you again next year!

- Nancy Jul 12th '13

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Nancy,

Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us it is always a treat. We have hundreds of memories from this one celebration. Thanks again for including us in yours.
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Had a grand time. Food was delicious, presentation beautiful. Service was timely and efficient. Hats to wear while having tea added to the atmosphere. Decorated in a Victorian style just adds to the charm. Can't wait to go back and try their breakfast.

- Pat Jul 12th '13

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Pat,
Thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Three best friends from Maryland and West Virginia wanted to go to a special place. The Front Porch Tearoom is as special as you will ever find. From the most gracious server of the most delicious food and best peach tea, to having our pictures taken with our choice of a fancy hat, to a walk in the beautiful gardens. It was a special day to remember and can't wait to go back.

- Joann Rigby 7/11/13 Jul 11th '13

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Joann,
I am so glad you had the time to walk through our gardens and that you really enjoyed your tea. We do hope you can return again for another season at The Front Porch.
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we had our daughter's engagement party at the Front Porch Tea Room. The Victorian theme is awesome. The food is unique and delicious. Bonnie and her staff have planned fabulous ideas...the hats that you wear when you dine, the outstanding menu, and the beautiful gift shop. My hat's of to the Front Porch Tea Room!!!

- Ann B. Campbell Jul 11th '13

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Ann, I am so happy that you enjoyed yourself for your daughter's shower and really happy you enjoyed The Front Porch.
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We had a fabulous time celebrating my grandmothers 88th birthday! We LOVED wearing the hats! Such a charming experience! The food and tea were wonderful!

- stephanie smith Jun 9th '13

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What a treat. We love when someone celebrates their birthday with us. It is so much fun.
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Our Downton Abbey fan group had a wonderful time. The food was beyond excellent, the salad was a combination of flavors that just delighted my tastebuds, the scones were warm and soft, the cucumber sandwiched were crisp and tasty and dessert was out of this world. Can't say enough good things.

- Dianne Miller Feb 2nd '13

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Dianne,
Thank you so much for your glowing review. We hope to see you in the future with an entirely new menu. Thanks again
Bonnie


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