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Iris & Ivory Tea House, Cafe and Gift Shop

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928 PA-910, Cheswick, PA 15024, USA 412-767-4136 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon closed Tue 10:00am – 3:00pm Wed 10:00am – 3:00pm Thu 10:00am – 3:00pm Fri 10:00am – 3:00pm Sat 10:00am – 3:00pm
If you don't have time for a Formal Tea, Stop by and try one of delicious lunch special. We also have scones bakes fresh every day and quiche. Warm up with our homemade soup. If you have time for a Formal Tea we would love for you to try us out. You will be very satisfied!!

Recent reviews

    • Suzette

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      I come here fairly often with my mother and sister. We come both for lunch in their cafe and their formal high tea, and always have a wonderful time! The tea and the food are always delicious and expertly prepared. The tea room itself is very elegant and both the tea room and the cafe have a calming atmosphere. I would highly recommend Iris and Ivory!

    • Mike

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      This was my first time at a tea room, and it was amazing! The creamy earl grey was delicious. The staff was very knowledgable and friendly. They also accommodated for my friends young child. Overall it was an Excellent experience, and reasonably priced.

    • Jackie

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      Just had lunch there recently.(THE road construction is complete!) The teas are always properly brewed (loose tea, in a tea pot, and all menu items are made 'from scratch.' The soups, quiches, and salads are always excellent. So glad I found this little gem! Planning to organize a neighborhood holiday tea.

    • Krystle C

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      I absolutely adore tea rooms and when I found out one was down the road from me, I decided to check it out. The shop was quaint and I thoroughly appreciated all the lovely plants along the windows. It created a very cozy atmosphere. I ordered the 'Casual Tea' with a cup of their broccoli cheddar soup and crumpets for lunch. The tea I ordered was the 'White Blueberry'. The soup wasn't very warm, but the flavor was good. A very light soup, thinner than I am used to but good all the same. The scone (cranberry) had a good flavor, albeit a little dry. The lemon curd and Devonshire cream helped mask that, though. My server(a young man) was quite pleasant and attentive. My experience was nice, but nothing really stood out as 'amazing' for me. Little things here and there could likely be changed to elevate the rating. While small, I always appreciate sugar bowls instead of packets. Likewise I prefer my lemon curd and cream served in bowls. This is partially for aesthetics, but mostly due to needless waste of plastic containers. I found it odd that the tea was served with the leaves still in the strainer. For a green tea this would make it bitter and ruin an otherwise wonderful pot of tea. I am unsure if this is their standard method of serving. As I ordered a white tea, the extra steeping didn't effect the flavor too much. The aroma was wonderfully fruity and reflected the flavor well. It paired fabulously with the bowl of fruit. I'm not sure if I'll go back, but I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a nice, clean cafe in the area.

    • Colleen Murin

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      Just had my daughter's bridal shower here for 35 people and it turned out wonderful. Tearoom is beautiful...quaint and a touch of romance. The food was exceptional and displayed nicely. The owner, Michelle, was extremely friendly and helpful, as was the staff! Most definitely recommend this venue for luncheon or a special gathering!

    • Chrisy

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      I would highly recommend this spot to those who would appreciate the elegance and escape provided at Iris and Ivory Tea Room. It's not just a place to get something to eat...but an experience that is as soothing as sipping on any of the variety of teas that they offer.(I pick the Rose tea over and over again!) When I open the door, the hurry and confusion of life is left outside and I am at ease and comforted by the delicate decor and sense of family.The soft music transcends me to a settled sensation. The food is delicious (love the cranberry chicken salad!) and accented by the kindness and warmth of the hands that prepared it and served it. Iris and Ivory not only nourishes the hungry bellies of the passerby, but nurtures the ones along the way.

    • Marie

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      I just returned from lunch at Iris and Ivory and once again had such a wonderful experience that I felt that I had to write a review. Not only do I have lunch here on a regular basis, but I have ordered take out for dinner for my family on many occasions. Additionally, I have had many events at Iris and Ivory. I have had showers, a rehearsal dinner and several business meetings for my employees. Not only does Michelle make sure that your event is planned to your liking, but she delivers on her promise of good food and great service. I have had so many compliments on the events that I have held here that I never hesitate to recommend other people to Michelle and her business. I heard that she might close because of the construction situation on 910, but was delighted to hear that she is staying open. I couldn't bear the thought of losing one of my favorite places for lunch and or events. You have to try Iris and Ivory to appreciate all it has to offer!

    • Susan Mere

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      I am a 'regular' of the tea house I am retired and meet here a couple times a week with some of my friends. I have gotten to know the owner and her staff quite well, and we have talked many times about the business. The post that is two below mine is untrue, there was talk of not staying open due to the closing of the bridges along 910 over the turnpike, but I am here to reassure you that she has decided to remain open and see what happens. Unfortunately there are people out there who would impersonate someone else, to say something that is so untrue and down right rude about this wonderful place. I guarantee you that if you were to come in here you would see the wonderful atmosphere that all of us see when we eat there. God Bless her business and I hope that people will make there way there for it to become a favorite of their's like it has become mine.

    • Barbara

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      My women's club had our annual tea here today. Everything was wonderful-the food, the service and the ambiance. This was our third visit and we plan to return next year.

    • MaryAnn

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      I visited Iris & Ivory Tea Room this afternoon with six other ladies for my sister's birthday lunch. We had a wonderful time, it is a great atmosphere, the service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. You can really tell that they truly care about the customers experience here with how they treat you and what they put in front of you. You definitely do not leave hungry! Although, a perfect lunch and time with friends, a very troubling thing happened while we were gathering our things and leaving. A woman who was there with an elder woman and man was complaining to the waitress about the quality of the food and how she would never come back, and when I asked the waitress what had happened. She had told me the lady was not pleased with the bread she was given, having just finished my lunch I just couldn't understand what was wrong. As the ladies and I were looking around at the wonderful gifts and teas they have to purchase I overheard this woman request to speak to the manager, the manager came out and spoke with the lady giving all condolences about her bad experience. The lady then proceeded to try and use two coupons and get more money taken off of her bill, and I noticed she did not leave a tip for the waitress who was patient enough to wait on her with all of her aggressive remarks towards the food. It seemed to me she was just that type of person who will go anywhere and make a fuss about something just to get a free meal, it is unfortunate that there are people like that these days, but the Tea Room is not the place for them. I had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning with more friends for lunch!

    • Marcia

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      Our Bridal Shower in the Iris Room was perfect due to Michelle's attention to detail. The food was excellent as was the service. The room decor was lovely and all agreed that the fine china place settings and linens added just the right touch of romance to the day. I have also enjoyed visiting for a pot of brewed tea. My favorite is the Peach Apricot Tea which is a whole leaf flavored black tea from the Metropolitan Tea Company. I topped it off with a fresh from the oven scone. The best way to grab a few minutes of peace in an otherwise hectic day! Thanks Michelle!

    • Marci

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      What a great place! We just had a bridal shower at Iris and Ivory this past weekend and it was the perfect venue for the event. The room was beautiful, the food was excellent and the service was great! Michelle was the best hostess and made it all very special. Thank you for a great day!

    • WMF

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      My daughter's wedding shower was held at Iris & Ivory's in June. The food was absolutely delicious, everyone commented about it. The room we were in was quiet and very elegant. We liked it so much that we held a brunch the morning after the wedding in July for our out of town guests. This time the food was just as delicious and the service was great. Great job Michele!

    • CYNDIE SLATER

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      I JUST RECENTLY HAD LUNCH AT IRIS & IVORY. THE FOOD WAS SO AMAZING!! THE SERVICE AND THE ATMOSPHERE WERE JUST AS GREAT, YOU HAVE TO VISIT, IT IS WORTH YOU TIME. I WILL BE RETURNING WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS NEXT WEEK.

    • Bonnie

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      I recently had the wonderful opportunity of hosting my daughter's baby shower. My sister suggested we try Iris and Ivory Cafe and Tea House. So, one Saturday afternoon the three of us had lunch at the cafe..(loved our lunch ).. my daughter fell in love with the Iris room when she saw it. We booked our date on the spot. The Iris room offers a very pretty, comfortable, calm and relaxing home setting. Our day was perfect, the food was delicious and the service provided by Michelle and her staff was excellent. If you are looking for a special place to host your very special event..I highly recommend Iris and Ivory Cafe and Tea House. Great food, atmosphere and staff!! 5 Stars!!

    • Jennifer Walter

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      I personally know Michelle, the owner, & finally just got to visit the teahouse for the 1st time this past weekend for the holiday open house. What a beautiful, welcoming place & the food was absolutely delicious. The holiday open house offered alot of samples to try...food...baked goods, preserves, teas....all of which were again...delicious. I would highly recommend this teahouse to anyone. I'm so glad I finally made it there, I can't wait to go again soon :) Michelle is a great person & her business reflects her personality & passion for cooking & baking :)

    • Toni & Nickie Kredel

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      Michelle was wonderful to work with. My mom and I threw a bridal shower for my brother's wife and it was perfect. Michelle and her staff were wonderful to our guests and everyone loved the food!

    • Judy Fischer, Saxonburg

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      Imagine a 2 hour afternoon tea party for four friends with a fresh fruit dish, delicious scones, tea sandwiches and desserts in this beautiful, relaxing Iris and Ivory Cafe and Tearoom! The brewed loose tea was hot, just the way we like it, due to the individual teapot warmers. The owner, Michele, knows how to make everyone feel special. What a lovely way to make memories. The server even was kind to take our pictures with our cameras. Also, the gift shop offers lovely items for pampering yourself and entertaining at home. Delightful!

    • Helen

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      Enjoy my time there this afternoon. Food was tasty, service good, and I appreciated the quiet, beautiful atmosphere.

    • Kate Dunn

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      What a fabulous change for dining out at this special secret of a Tea Room and Cafe! The atmosphere is so warm and friendly and the menu is great. There were many varieties of tea to pick from. I can't wait until the holidays to take my friends and family to a special dining experience and see the Holiday decor as well!

    • Brie Montgomery

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      You will not find a better local tea house. Food, atmosphere and people are perfect. I wish my home created the same aura.

    • Virginia Devlin

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      The scone was excellent and I had the best cup of tea - ever.

    • Mary DLSD

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      I planned a retirement dinner for a co-worker and Iris & Ivory was just perfect. There were close to 50 people and we all enjoyed a cozy and relaxing tribute to our friend. The food was wonderful and the service impecable. The owner and staff did everything in their power to assure we had everything we asked for and went above and beyond to accomodate us. Many commented on how delicious the food was. My friend and co-worker loved the evening and now has a beautiful memory to close this chapter of her life. I would reccommend Iris & Ivory to anyone looking to make a day special and memorable.

    • Lee

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      My friend and I enjoy visiting tearooms in the area. We recently visited Iris and Ivory. The food and service was excellent. They had a vast assortment of loose teas to purchase. It was an enjoyable evening and would highly recommend.

    • Diane Kough

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      I visited this tearoom with a friend just recently. Both of us enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere was calm and semi-formal. The room was beautiful and the food was very good--fresh fruit, scones, sandwiches, and mini cream puffs. Many types of teas, both bags and whole leaf. Everyone was very nice and there was a very nice gift shop as well.

    • Amanda

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      To the woman below who insisted on leaving her nasty barbaric comment on a tea house review board: I have been going to this cafe/tea house since the new owner took over. The food is delicious and the servers are very personable and knowledgable about the teas they serve. The problem they have is with the dance school parents taking up their parking which, in turn, makes potential customers think they are crazy busy when they are not. The dance school parents take over the entire parking lot, which I do not think is fair to the other businesses in the plaza. I'm sorry you got yelled at and didn't get your gift card, but other businesses are trying to make money also...it was just a misunderstanding that could have been resolved if you had just explained you were not like the others parking there and you were going to purchase a gift card. I just wanted to leave my perspective on things because this tea house really is lovely and a great place to go.

    • Michele Nevlud

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      Wow. Iris and Ivory was worth the detour it took to get to there. Michelle is an awsome Hostess. The veggie wrap was one of the best I have ever had and My Guy Jack loved his quiche. Now to the scones. I sincerely have never eaten such a moist, flavorful scone and over the years I allowed myself the pleasure to have many.Jack and I will be back and soon. This place is a real gem. You won't be sorry to experience this British tea room. Also want to mention the prices are extremely reasonable for the quality of the food and tea.

    • The Kiesels

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      My daughter & I have been doing Tea for a few years & a co-worker mentioned Iris & Ivory Tea House, Cafe and Gift Shop. What a find! My mouth is watering as I think of the most amazing chicken salad we have ever tasted. Our only regret is we do not live local & can not visit more frequently. High Tea is very elegant & well worth going out of our way to get there.

    • Bridget

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      My experience at Iris and Ivory was beyond my expaectations. I am part owner of a local preschool and we treated our moms to a Mother's Day Tea this past week. Although we are a small business, we were treated like royality. We have students ranging from two years old to five years old and the owner Michelle was so accommadating and welcoming to all. The children loved treating their moms or grandmas to tea and they were just bursting with pride. They also loved being treated like 'grown-ups'. It was such a wonderful experince none of us wanted to leave.The atmsophere, and the food was fabulous! Not only are we definately going to make this a tradition for our school, but I will be returning whenever possible. I HIGHLY recommend Iris and Ivory to EVERYONE... adults and children... for any occasion, or to just simply treat yourself to being treated special.

    • nadine

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      Wanted to purchase a gift card for Mother's Day gift, I pulled up in front of the tearoom and was screamed at by a tall shorthaired redheaded amazon woman to not park in front of her business, Little did she know that after taking my daughter to her dance school which happens to be in the same area I was planning on spending money at her business. You should really watch who you yell at. I will be sure to share my experience of rudeness with everyone in the Shaler, Glenshaw and Hampton areas, and others looking for a tearoom to visit.

    • Nanc

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      You must experience the Iris & Ivory Tea House in Cheswick. A friend did & then she brought 8 friends together for a special outing to the Iris & Ivory Tea House - we drove 50 minutes to get there - becasue she insisted it would be a wonderful day. And, it was a most wonderful place to gather - great atmostphere - great service - great menu - a must do place! Of my group that experienced the Iris & Ivory Tea House, 6 of us are making plans to bring a ministry group, a garden club, and/or a friends' group back!

    • Rosa Keller

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      This is a must visit Tea Room!! Everything was just perfect and the food was so appetizing. The server was very informative on all the tea that we asked about and she was so personable. You will be amazed at this Tea Room. I was also surprised to find out they also serve lunch and dinner. I will be returning soom

    • Dick & Mary

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      My husband and I enjoy visiting tea rooms so while visiting my brother and sister-in-law in the Pittsburgh area I made a reservation at Iris & Ivory Café and Tea House which I found on the Teamap.com website. Well my husband and I know an exceptional tea room when we visit one and this definitely is one. We were seated in the Iris Room which is very elegantly decorated which made our tea experience even more enjoyable. Our Afternoon Tea started with us choosing our tea from a large selection of loose teas, then a fresh fruit cup. We then received our three tiered service which consisted of assorted tea sandwiches, a slice of quiche, two scones each, a very good size cream puff (not one of those mini ones) and a slice of cake. We were fortunate enough to meet the owner Michelle and had such a wonderful time talking about our tea room experiences with her. If you don’t visit Iris & Ivory you will really be missing out on a wonderful Tea Room experience.

    • Mary Beth

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      My daughters baby shower at Iris and Ivory could not have been more perfect! The elegant china settings and charm of the Iris Room were so inviting. The tea was splendid and plentiful, quite a variety. The scones and Devonshire cream are made from scratch and such devotion. The assortment of quiche and other brunch type foods were pleasing to both the eye and pallet. Michelle & her staff aim to please. Our afternoon was a 'Fairy Tale Come True' event. We will return again and again!

    • Melissa

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      I also attended a baby shower at the tea house over the weekend and I have to say I was very impressed with the wide selection of teas. The food was outstanding! I hope go back to Iris & Ivory soon and will definitly suggest it to family and friends!

    • karen koenig

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      this high quality tea house also has a great atmosphere and gifts available.

    • Donna Talko

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      This Tea room is a hidden secret, I have been to many Tea Rooms and this one tops all. Our Tea was very relaxing and the food was excellent. The server was so personable I felt so welcomed. This Tea room is a must visit place. They even have a cafe too.

    • Kim

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      I LOVE having lunch here. The scones are so good that our soccer team stops in after games. I also love the cranberry chicken salad sandwich.......YUM!

    • Jean Cole

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      Three of us came to the Iris and Ivory Tearoom and Cafe on a windy day and were so pleased at the warm and inviting atmosphere inside. Lovely tables, great tea and food, relaxing music and atmosphere. Well worth the visit.

    • Donna Robich

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      My experience at Iris and Ivory was exactly like I dreamed a high tea party would be. The tea room is beautiful with it's satin baroque tablecloths and fine bone china dishes. The selection of tea with descriptions of each one was very nice. I loved the angel dream tea. Then the three tier tray came to the table all entwined with flowers, the bottom tray had the most delicious sandwiches , two of my favorites were the Cordon Blue and the carrot cake bread with a flavored cream cheese. The scones with devonshire cream and lemon curd were very tender. But the show stopper was the lightest creamiest pumpkin mousse and the Dark chocolate cup with creamy mousse in the center.They were fabulous!!! I took my daughter on Tuesday and I'm going to go back next Thursday with my 3 sisters. The owner is so accommodating she is going to make me different food and my favorites. I highly recommend this tea house, I will be going back again and again

    • Carrie Craig

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      Great teahouse and Cafe! The food was great and the owner and staff charming. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.

    • Susan

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      Iris & Ivory has become the 'date night' destination for my husband and me. and reminds me of my favorite tea houses in the UK. We are working our way through the extensive menu of black, green, white and herbal whole leaf teas (Buckingham Palace Garden Party tea is one of my favorites!) The food is freshly and creatively prepared, with a daily soup and quiche in addition to the other menu items. The Afternoon Tea requires advance reservations and is worth it! The presentation is elegant and the flavors are phenomenal! Everything is good value for money -- Dinner for two has consistently been under $30. The cafe's atmosphere is bright and airy. The Iris Room, available for Afternoon Tea and special events, is more formal, but not stodgy. Iris & Ivory is worth the trip!

    • Bobbi

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      One of the best tea houses in the area. Everything was delicious. Nice atmosphere and had an enjoyable lunch with my friends.

    • Cathy

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      Everything was excellant. A most enjoyable afternoon.

    • Mary Pouchot

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      I have been here for Lunch and tea numerous times. Every time has been wonderful and satifying. It is a great place.

    • Tiffany

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      On my first visit to here, I sampled the Monk's Blend loose leaf black tea, and it has become my new favorite! The server also recommended the lunch special of a chicken bacon ranch wrap with a side green salad. Delicious and filling! Can't wait to go back!!!

    • -Shari

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      My party of 6 was there on 5/10/08. Enjoyed the atmosphere, very private and calm. The service was cheerful and accomodating, (one of our guests was unexpected, and she handled it professionally and graciously!) and the selection of looseleaf teas was great. Presentation was lovely, and the food was good. A very good value and a very enjoyable afternoon! Would be terrific for a shower.

    • Carrie Hannan

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      Was just at Iris & Ivory for a baby shower. It is a great location and the food and tea were wonderful. Service was excellent as well. Great tearoom!

    • Pam

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      I just had my baby shower there and everything was wonderful! The atmosphere was perfect for a shower (warm and relaxing), the food was excellent and the staff friendly and accomodating. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion or for just a nice meal.

    • Ann Josefoski

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      First time visit and I made it here twice this past week. Beautiful room, relaxing, private, inviting. The staff truely makes you feel welcome. The scones and sandwiches are some of the BEST around. Very nice selection of loose and bag teas. We will be back again, Thank you!!!!!!!!! ANN

    • Anne

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      Off the beaten path location, but easy to get to. Contemporary British tea room ambiance - very charming. Large selection of bagged and loose tea. We had delicious crabmeat quiche and apricot scones and fresh fruit. Service was great and owners are delightful. Will definitely be coming back and bringing friends.

    • Laura

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      Elizabeth is a wonderful hostess, which matches the soothingly elegant atmosphere of the establishment. The tea sandwiches were very nicely done. Two scones were given, and the apricot ones were particularly yummy.

    • Karen

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      Elizabeth and her sister have done a wonderful job creating a calming atmosphere to drink tea. This is a wonderful place to relax, read, drink your tea or eat beautifully prepared food. She is so accomadating to everyone that comes in. I would recommend this tea room to the finest of tea drinkers. You are missing something special if you do not go in and see for yourself.

    • Suzan

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      Love the cranberry chicken salad and the scones. Generous portions.Reasonably priced. Easy to drive to.Beautifully decorated tables and nice tea paraphenalia for purchase.Formal Tea room is absolutely beautiful.