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Hodgepodge Gifts and Tearoom

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72 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120, USA 716-694-4715 Owner?

The tearoom is closed. Visit our gift shop at Hodgepodge.

Recent reviews

    • Paula

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      Unfortunately the Tea Room is closed. The beautiful gift shop is still open though.

    • Susan Collings

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      As a transplant from Wales, I was, at best, skeptical about finding a decent British tea here in the states. While it's definitely an American-inspired version, I was quite impressed with this little place. The room was lovely, the service was pleasant and we thoroughly enjoyed all the food. Teas are offered in a variety of flavours. I was at first surprised by Americans serving my tea piping hot, until I learned that the owner spent a number of years living in England. A nice twist on traditional tea sandwiches and desserts. As for the scones, they weren't traditionally British either. They weren't at all dry or bland and were, in fact, delicious. Overall, I'm pleased to have found this little spot. When tea is through, we can spend the afternoon shopping for gifts or admiring the artwork in the adjacent gallery. A lovely way to spend the day.

    • Carol

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      When I visited my sister last week I was treated to a High Tea at the Palette Cafe's Tea Room. It was a surprise to find a cute gift shop, the HodgePodge, adjoining it. While we waited to be seated, we browsed the shop and found some very nice items to take home. Upon entering the tea room we were greeted by low classical music to set the mood. The beautiful art works on the walls and the ambient lighting added to the pleasant surroundings. Finally, the two owners, Penny and Kay, directed us to our seats and promptly served a large English china teapot of hot water and a large assortment of teas to choose from. My choice was blueberry flavored and my sister's was a classic English breakfast. We loved our first course of the best scones made by chef and baker Collette, served with jelly and whipped cream. Next we had 4 different tea sandwiches presented on beautiful china, my favorite being the date and cream cheese on cinnamon bread with a touch of orange. By now we were very full but still had to sample the assortment of desserts which included chocolate, lemon, pecan and more. Needless to say we had lots to take home to our husbands. After all this, we visited the Art Gallery connected to the shop for a little culture. Everyone couldn't have been nicer for a truly wonderful day. I'll be coming back again and again.

    • Gwen Davis

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      I was very disappointed in Hodgepodge. I received a glowing recommendation to try it and the tea selection was in a box of bagged tea that can be bought at any grocery store. The sandwiches were average. The scones and other sweets were less than personal and not very fresh. I was sad to have this experience after having such high hopes.

    • Isabelle Satonni

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      My family and I heard about the Hodge Podge Tea room on a recent vacation to the Buffalo area. Event though we didn't know much about proper tea, I thought I'd bring my daughter and try it out. Wow, this place is absolutely lovely!! We were treated so respectfully, the food was delectable, and the tea pots were beautiful. Everything seemed authentic, with such a small town feel. I guess the tea room is also an art gallery, as there were beautiful watercolors all over the walls...I highly recommend this one!!

    • Caprice E.

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      We were recently visiting family in your town and our hosts treated us to tea in your establishment. Being from Toronto, my expectations of a truly British tea being offered in such a small town were low. Well, we were pleasantly surprised. Not only were the teas of a very nice quality, and served in beautiful china, our food was superb. The sandwiches were so tasty and varied. We couldn't finish them all and were graciously offered a take-home container for them. Perhaps the best part of the experience, apart from our knowledgeable server, was the delicious pastries. The scone rivals those I've had in some fine tea houses and European pastry shoppes. We were also allowed to bring home those desserts we didn't finish. All in all, a perfectly lovely experience in an equally lovely tea parlour.

    • Peggy Sorrell

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      The food was good, but that is all. I went on an outing with my Red Hat Society Group. There was about 30 of us. The Hodgepodge was given more than 2 weeks notice. We only had one waitress. the cost was 13 dollars per person for a half of a panini sandwich, a cup of soup that was only half full, a 25cent bag of chips and a cookie. The cookies were on a plate on our table when we arrived. there were 7 cookies for 5 of us at our table. Some of the bigger tables may not have even gotten a cookie. There were no crackers offered with the soup and no pickle with our sandwich. The waitress was not at all friendly and she didn't tell us her name. This meal would have been cheaper if ordered off the menu. The half sandwich and soup was 7.95 and the coffee was 1.65 That comes to 9.60. The cookie wasn't worth more than 50 cents. The waitress made a real good tip off of a bunch of old ladies. I am very disappointed and will never go back. One more thing. Why was there no mention of there wide assortment of tea. After all, this is a tea-room.

      Tearoom response:

      We regret that we were overwhelmed that day due to a very favorable article that appeared in the Buffalo News. We also regret that you felt the need to critique your lunch on a tea site rather than address one of us, expecially when you did not have tea. Your lunch was served in the tea room in order for your group to eat together. We hope that you will come back and try us again. Penny Creasey, Co-owner

    • Shirley

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      We are a Red Hatter group from the area and had lunch here at the cafe on Nov.10 and was very disappointed for what we received for the $13 it cost us. The lunch consisted of a cup of soup but it was actually a half cup and no crackers. We had a half of of panini sandwich and some potato chips, We also felt they could have included a pickle with the sandwich. Our dessert was some cookies that were on a plate at the table when we entered. We also had coffee or tea. We all felt we paid too much for what we had. I will add it is a nice place but costly for what we had. The woman who waited on us was not friendly like most waitresses you get and had no smiles for us. We won't go there again as not one of us were pleased and there was a lot of us. We did not have teas I rated this the b est I could.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Shirley, Thank you for your response. There are a couple things I would like to explain. The $13 did include tax and gratuity, and your lunch was pre-picked by your leader. Secondly, we had a very busy lunch that day in the cafe and all of us were over-taxed. We had a extremely favorable write-up in the Buffalo News since your event was planned, and we have been pleasantly swamped everyday since. That particular day was especially crazy and we were running out of everything, including service-ware and cutlery. I hope you will try us again, at least personally. <BR> Sincerely, Kay Learned, co-owner and your trying-to-keep-it-all-together-waitress.

    • Kathy

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      This is a very warm and welcoming tea room. It lends itself to really relaxing. Original artwork on the walls and a nice gift shop adds to the enjoyment.

    • pat

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      My mother and I recently had afternoon tea. The cream scones are FANTASTIC, sandwiches are great and desserts are delicious and so plentiful that we were able to take some home. We have visited 33 tearooms and this is one of the best!!!