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Pamela's Victorian Tea and Music at Bell Mansion

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1 Main St, Bellwood, PA 16617, USA 814-822-2223 Website Suggest Changes

Sun closed Mon closed Tue 11:00am – 3:00pm Wed 11:00am – 3:00pm Thu 11:00am – 3:00pm Fri 11:00am – 3:00pm Sat 11:00am – 3:00pm

Pamela's is the ORIGINAL Tea Experience of Blair County and the new owner OF The Historic Bell Mansion in Bellwood, PA. This is the historic homestead of The Edward Bell Family of Bellwood, which was built in 1822! (Thomas Jefferson was still alive.)

We have over eleven years of experience hosting tea parties, copyrighted presentation, catering to locations in 8 counties in Pa! Pamela is an accomplished concert pianist and vocalist who performs for guests at her location, music tailored to their interests. CD recordings are available.

Enjoy this elegant Victorian setting, three rooms with beautiful teapots and teacups lining the shelves for guests to select while having tea. 15 or more choices of loose leaf tea. A lite tea for one, salad tea, tea for two, dessert tea, and Princess teas offered during regular business hours. Specializing in Private Victorian Teas with tea etiquette, tea history and an entertaining music program concluding each five course tea.

Reservations Only.

Recent reviews

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      Stephanie

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      Every year for the past 5 years, my daughter and I travel a 3 state radius to visit tea rooms as a back-to-school tradition. Today was the best experience we have ever had, at Pamela's Victorian Tea. From the courteous reservation I made over the phone, to the warm greeting when we arrived, everything was perfect. The food is AMAZING (the salad and scone were by far my favorites), the tea selections were plentiful and the tea suggestions were spot on. My daughter deemed the grilled cheese sandwich the best she's ever had, and had a wonderful time changing out the hats that were available to wear for a true, proper tea. Pamela and her husband were the most welcoming and accommodating (I have an allergy that has been an issue with other tea rooms, but not here!). We traveled over 3 hours to enjoy this quaint, beautiful, delicious tea room with 3 generations of my family and will certainly be back!

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      Jackie

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      Best tea house I have been to. It feels so inviting. My mom, my sister and I have been there several times. We love that you pick out your own tea pot and tea cup. If you want a hat, there are plenty to choose from. The food is always excellent. This is becoming our favorite place to go when we come for a visit with our mother. We really enjoy Pamela. She is quite the hostess.

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      fred

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      Can we give Pamela and her husband 100 stars? We'd love to! My mom and I visited Pamela's Victoria Tea and Music this weekend. It was roughly 1 hour and 40 minutes from where I live and it was definitely worth the drive.

      My mom and I frequently visit different tea houses as it is a shared interest of ours. Pamela had a very extensive tea menu. There were more options than we're used to seeing at tea houses.

      Upon arriving, guests can tour the historic building their tea house is located in. Pamela has a room full of ladies' hats, so if you forgot to bring your tea hat but are in the mood to throw one on, don't worry she's got you covered.

      We visited during St. Patrick's Day weekend, so we started off with some delicious green pistachio pudding and our scone was shamrock shaped. Pamela entertained us all and served us and her husband is the chef working in the kitchen for us.

      After our tea, both Pamela and her husband entertained us with some Limericks, which were short, quirky poems they had written recently. Then Pamela, who is an amazing musician, sat down at her piano and played a few Irish tunes for us.

      We've never had an experience like this. You will absolutely not reget your visit. We can't wait to return.

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      Christine

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      My mother surprised me with this fantastic jewel located in Bellwood, Pa. Pamela and her husband George you're fantastic hosts. Very welcoming, I didn't feel like I was walking into a place of business, but rather into their own home. The food was fantastic and I felt like a princess being served. You are invited to choose a hat to enhance the experience, you get to choose your own personal teacup and teapot. Then you get to choose a tea made especially for you. In the gift shop you're sure to find a treasure or two to take him with you. Loved my experience at Pamela's Victorian. I look forward to going back and enjoying a relaxing time with not only a gracious host, but also a new friend. I promise you won't be disappointed in your experience.

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      Sandra SNyder

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      Celebrated 85th Birthday With Aunt Micky Peters...

      A Very Special Time.......Absolutely DELIGHTFUL !!!!!

      We chose our tea pot and cup and became a part of the beautifully and artfully decorated dining room. wearing our fanciful hats....the food was excellent and portions perfectly mastered....the tea varieties were equally tempting.....

      George at table side gave a beautiful recitation of a poem he had written for the occasion and Pamela not only played and sang Happy Birthday but a masterful and beautiful sole that helped us step back in time as QUEENS!!!!

      Would recommend for any and all occasions....bridal parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, birthdays and most of all granddaughters !!!!

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      Stephanie W

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      Very special birthday surprise from my hubby, and we had an amazing time! Food was delicious, and Pamela and George are one of a kind! Highly recommend this lovely place for a special experience!

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      Sarah Oakley

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      We had a wonderful experience here! It was beautifully decorated. The service was phenomenal- so quick and personal. The food was delicious. I brought my two young children and Pamela even let them choose a tea pot that she filled with milk. My children were delighted to be included in this experience and loved pouring their milk into their tea cups. I highly recommend this to everyone looking for a wonderful time. Oh, and she even played the piano for us. Such talent!

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      Jennifer Claar

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      We had a birthday party for my daughter at Pamela's tearoom. The food was delicious and the service and atmosphere were top notch.

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      Bev Lins

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      It has been almost two weeks since my college roommates and I met for our yearly mini-reunion at the Bell Mansion, and I'm still smiling about it. It was so much more than I ever expected. Our suite was very well appointed, with great attention given to every tiny detail. You thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and special. Truly I felt like a queen for a day. The food was outstanding and was served so attractively. Every meal brought new surprises, as we moved from one room to another. Thank you, Pamela, for the uplifting concert. That was a very definite WOW! I am truly looking forward to returning for another good dose of your hospitality. Thank you, Pamela and George, for all that you did to make our time perfect.

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      Carol Beck

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      Thank you Pamela and George for a wonderful experience at your bed and breakfast. My roommates from college and I get together once a year. I had suggested that we stay at your bed and breakfast. I just knew they would love it and they did. The suites the food the music - outstanding. They can't wait to come back.

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      Barry, Pat, Fred, and Randa Probst

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      Each year my brother and I and our wives like to get together around Thanksgiving. My brother and his wife live in Michigan and my wife and I live in Massachusetts and we try to find a location that is half way to meet.

      We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to spend 3 glorious nights at the Bell Mansion with Pam and George as our hosts. The 2 bedroom suite was gorgeous and the accommodations were perfect. We were invited to partake in their annual Holiday Dinner on the Friday that we arrived and the food was to die for.

      That was just the start. We were served three heavenly breakfasts and Pamela 's teas were phenomenal. Pamela served all of the teas herself and we particularly loved coming home on Saturday night after a long day of sightseeing to find tea and pie waiting for us in our suite. We loved our accommodations, the tea, the food and especially the hosts. Thank you Pamela and George. There is no doubt that we will return again for more scones, peach pancakes, and some of that heavenly Devonshire Cream.

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      Elizabeth Bell

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      My husband, Edward Bell, great-great-great-great grandson of the original Edward Bell and I visited Bellwood this past October and were delighted to find that the Bell Mansion was both a tea room and a bed and breakfast. The rooms were exquisitely decorated, the teas and food were delicious, and Pamela and George were the icing on the cake! They were so gracious to us and made us feel like royalty. We spent the night there and were greeted the next morning with a delicious gourmet breakfast and a piano accompaniment by Pamela that can only be described as heavenly! Our only regret is that we don't live closer in order to visit more often. It was a wonderful experience!

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      Vicky P

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      I finally had the chance to enjoy tea there today and it was worth the wait. The historic mansion is exquisite and filled with room after roomful of decorative touches which Pamela takes the time to show to her admiring guests. The tea selection is huge and each course from appetizer to dessert was just delicious. Relaxing atmosphere and treated with such genuine kindness by this lovely couple. Pamela was especially sweet to my aging mother. thank you for a most wonderful experience!

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      Tia Streletz

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      I recently visited Pamela's Victorian Tea and Music at Bell Mansion with my mom and one of her friends. We had a lovely experience and appreciated the special touches (piano music, poem recitation) that Pamela and her husband added to make our afternoon so memorable. I have been to many teas and this was my favorite! We loved the six courses we were offered and that the menu included fresh fruits, salad, and soup along with the delicious tea sandwiches and scones. After our tea, we toured the upstairs bed and breakfast. It is decorated beautifully and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful get-a-way. We are looking forward to returning and trying out one of their special events some time soon!

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      Karen Renfro

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      My sisters and I visited Pamela's for a day trip. We were pleasantly surprised and pampered throughout our experience. The piano music softly playing in the background was delightful & soothing. The food was just right, many homemade touches! We will definitely return again.

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      Susan

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      Pamela and George make all of their guests feel welcome! I spent the afternoon at Pamela's Victorian Tea and Music with my daughters and our friends. What a lovely experience! The mansion is beautifully decorated, the service and food were wonderful, and the gift shop prices can't be beat. Thank you for a lovely afternoon!

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      Lynn Birk

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      We had a wonderful Tea experience this past Saturday. We had a group of 9 from Johnstown, PA, we are the Tea Ladies from the YWCA. We are the ones that serves the Tea but this time we were being served! It was great. The food was fantastic, thanks to George. Pamela went a out of her way to assure we were having fun, we were having a blast. She was entertaining us as well. We will have to schedule another outing. So worth the drive to Bellwood. Thanks Pamela and George.

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      Sonja

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      My friend and I brought our grandchildren for tea. We all loved the way the tables were set, The girls enjoyed the hats! The ages of the children were 2 to 11. Even the two year old little boy enjoyed the music. I cannot wait to come back to Pennsylvania for tea !

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      Regina

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      I enjoyed a very nice lunch with my best friend. The food, tea, entertainment and hospitality were outstanding. We will do it again next month. Even though we are not hat people we had fun picking out hats and wore them the entire time.

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      Betty

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      Our group had a great time choosing the best hat for each of us. The food was terrific and Pam and George went out of their way to make our visit memorable. The decor in the whole house is well done.

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      Samantha

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      I came with my six coworkers and we had a blast! The quality of the food was excellent. We all loved trying on the big tea party hats and taking pictures. We got a tour of the upstairs, which was beautifully decorated and painted. Totally recommend this Tea Room!

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      Delores

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      I had the most wonderful Birthday Tea Party for my daughter. Pam and George made it a special day with plenty of good food, a song or two on the piano that made it a perfect day for my daughter and family. Thank you so much Pam and George for making it a memorable day for my daughter.

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      Christy

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      I absolutely loved coming here with my 11yr old daughter. You get lost in the wonderful atmosphere and delicious tea and food you don't even realize that you have spent hours enjoying your time there. Can't wait to make more precious memories.

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      Rita Taylor

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      What a wonderful surprise I received coming to Pamelas. Not only was the atmosphere suburb but I found my long lost best friend from high school. What a joyous day it turned out from both of us.

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      Peter

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      WOW! What a treasure this place is !Each time we have been to one of Pamela's teas, we have been overjoyed ! And now that Pamela and George have moved into the historic Bell Mansion, things have gotten even better ! The exquisite Victorian decor and obvious attention to every detail is matched by the lively personalities of the owners. Pamela and George put on the best presentation with a spirit that shows their love for what they do.They make every tea event a day to truly remember.And the Christmas dinner and tea was unbelievable. From the ambiance to the great food and tea, to an incredible music presentation . Pamela,your iano playing is second to none and your sister Dorie ,who flew in for the occasion has the absolute most beautiful voice I have ever heard.There was not a dry eye in the sold out place ! People left there feeling so warm and uplifted, a night never to be forgotten. Pamela's Victorian tea and music is a rare treasure.

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      Arlene Rohrbacker

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      Pamela's Victorian Tearoom is my most favorite place to take my friends! I have taken three groups there already and have a few more yet to go. The tea rooms are full of grace and charm. Everyone feels special and spoiled by the hostess and host. This is a must for fun!

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      Jan

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      This was my first visit since the new owner took over Everything was phenomenal! Wish them the very best in their new project of the Bed and Breakfast! The rooms are beautifully decorated and it will be a very enjoyable stay for eveyone!

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      Nadine Rodgers

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      St. Patrick's Day Tea...Wow, 5 course dinner, unlimited tea, limericks, Irish blessings, and the wonderful voice and piano concert by Pamela...The upstairs beautifully decorated new Bed & Breakfast was so breathtaking, so our tour was the icing on the cake. My husband and I will be there soon for a well deserved retreat. You will be so glad to stay yourself or for your out of town guests.

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      Linda Filkosky

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      Pamela & George provided a warm & wonderful High Tea last night! The mansion is lovely (and lovingly decorated for Christmas). Pamela is extremely knowledgeable about the Victorian era, the queen and customs. The food was delicious and the musical entertainment was great.

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      Regina Patterson

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      Spent the evening with a group of friends at Pamela's Tea Café with a High Christmas Tea. Wonderful evening! Pamela is the perfect Hostess, we could not have asked for a nicer evening. The food & tea were excellent along with the Victorian décor. To make the evening even more perfect, Pamela played the piano and led us with a sing-a-long of Christmas music. Lovely time.

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      Dawn

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      Had a wonderful afternoon with my 10 year old daughter, my mother, and a dear friend and her 10 year old daughter. Pamela is the perfect hostess! She knows how to provide an experience you won't forget. We had an amazing time and can't wait to go back! Everything was delicious!

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      Tracy

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      Pamela and George thank you for the most wonderful evening spent with our breast cancer survivors group at the lovely Bell Mansion! What a wonderful evening we had and your hospitality was equal to none: the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was delightful and charming! My mother also had a wonderful evening and wants to come back for her birthday. Can't wait to come again and experience the warmth and charm of the beautiful Bell Mansion, have wonderful food and feel pampered by owners George and Pam!

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      Bonnie Butler

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      If haven't visited Pamela & George in their new home at the historic Bell Mansion in Bellwood, PA, make plans to do so soon! Not only will you be warmly greeted by your lovely & gracious hostess, Pamela, treated to a delicious lunch prepared by your host George, & warmed from head to toe by your own personal pot of fragrant tea (as well as by the flawless hospitality!), but you will do so surrounded by the gracious atmosphere of a by-gone era! You will leave feeling relaxed, pampered, & joyous. I always do!

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      Joy

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      Pamela's Victorian Tea and Music at the Bell Mansion is a place everyone should visit. I went there with my childhood friend, Dana, and we had such a lovely time. We enjoyed everything. The food is delicious, the tea is sooo tasty, the atmosphere is cozy, and Pamela and her husband are so much fun and make everyone feel like they are at home! If you are looking for a nice time, someplace to take your friend to talk and relax, and have some tea, please go to Pamela's Victorian Tea and Music at the Bell Mansion! Thank you Pamela and we can't wait to return! SMILES

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      Jenny Kurylo

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      My cousin George and I had such a wonderful time at Pamela's. We felt like we were in a 'fairytale'. Enjoyed everything, from being able to pick our own teacups/pots, over the top food, background music,visiting with George and Pamela, and of course the beautiful mansion. Thank you!!!

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      Dana

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      My childhood friend and I had THE MOST delightful experience at Pamela's Victorian! It is such a charming tea room. The food and service were both outstanding! Pamela is very engaging and personable, and she goes out of her way to ensure that her guests have an amazing tea room experience.

      The décor is captivating too - so much to see! The added touches - such as allowing guests to borrow hats and accessories; and allowing guests to select their own tea pots/tea cups also adds to the experience. I HIGHLY recommend Pamela's Victorian. I look forward to visiting the Altoona area again so that I can embark upon Pamela's Victorian again! My experience there more than surpassed my expectations too - I assure you that you won't be disappointed if you visit Pamela and The Bell Mansion.

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      Kerry Ruffner

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      Thank you so much for the wonderful luncheon experience at the Bell Mansion. But most of all thank you for making my cousin Geraldine Vilar feel so special that day. We all loved every moment we were there.

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      Sarah Rhynalds

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      We had THE most lovely Sunday afternoon visiting Pamela's Victoria Tea and Music. Pamela welcomed us in to her tea room with the warmest greeting and tour of the lovely Bell Mansion. We then giggled our way through choosing silly hats and scarves to match to wear while we sipped out tea. The look, the feel, the tea, the yummy treats and most of all Pamela make this place a true gem! If you are looking for a completely delightful and magical experience, I highly recommend a visit to Miss Pamela and her Tea Room.

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      Deb Connor

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      I had such an unparalleled experience that it would be hard for another tearoom to surpass it, and as a travel agent I've been to tea rooms all over the world. Pamela's friendliness, knowledge of tea etiquette, musical artistry, and special surprises made this an unforgettable day for us. Can't wait to go back!

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      Geraldine Vilar

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      Such a delightful experience in every way.

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      Brad

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      Pamela did a tea for 100 ladies at our Mother's Day event at our personal care home, and it was wonderful! Great food, music, she brought hats for all to wear, and the residents loved her! I would recommend Pamela at Bell Mansion for any music, tea party, or even for her to come talk about tea etiquette. She is highly entertaining and a genuinely nice person, who loves what she does, and it shows!

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      Lcuinda Richardson

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      Sorry it has taken me for ever togive this review but I wanted to make sure it was put out there. Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday Princess Tea that you put on for Ashlie. The girls still talk about how much fun it wad and one of her friends said that she is deffinately going to have one for her next birthday!! So we may see you again soon! Of course it will be in Bell Mansion which I can't wait to get to come visit you there! I've enjoyed it so much that I have subscribed to Tea Time magazine! My intrest has been peeked more than it was even before! Praying for much success at your new location! Hope to see you soon!

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      Peggy Boxler

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      Thank you, Pamela, for making my friend Carol's birthday (and first visit to your tea room) memorable. She couldn't stop talking about it on the way home. she definitely wants to come back.

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      Denise Gomrick

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      Thank You Pamela for your joyful tea hospitality! We loved having a bridal shower at your cafe. It was a unique and beautiful experience. The tea, sandwiches and cake were scrumptious! We look forward to celebrating with you at the Bell Mansion! Best Wishes in your new abode.

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      Stacy

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      Pamela's Tea room in Duncansville , Pa. Wa s so much fun for our family reunion. Our 6 yeat old. neice loved it & what a wonderful voice and piano player Pamela was .

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      Jane Rudy Manager

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      Our third tea with Pamela. It's always fun. Food is great. Music is wonderful. Sure we will have another.

      Penns Valley Senior Center

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      Tammie Shoop

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      Pam & George have a wonderful place. Choosing a special tea cup and tea hat from their collection is half the fun! Pam will tell the cup's story or something fun about the hat you've chosen. They're wonderful hosts with a way of making you feel welcome. Our group had a special treat today when Pam shared a couple of musical numbers for us. Excellent tea, excellent food, excellent atmosphere! I strongly recommend it.

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      Katie

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      Pamela's Victorian Cafe And Music is a wonderful place to come for a relaxing lunch. Pamela greets you as you walk into a room of Victorian splendor; tastefully decorated by Pamela. The food is delicious and freshly prepared by her husband, George. Delectable to the palate and tastefully arranged on beautiful china. Choose one of the many delicious teas and it will be served to you in a teapot and teacup of your choosing from an array of lovely china patterns. Going to Pamela's Victorian Cafe and Music is truly a wonderful experience and one you will remember and treasure for a very long time.

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      Wanda Carey

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      Bethany Lutheran Church had Pamela and George come to us and have a 'Ladies Tea' and it was absolutely wonderful! They were gracious and very beautiful people. We had great food and music and the atmosphere was just lovely. Everyone had a great time! Thank you so much Pam and George! God has blessed you!

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      Pinky Newberry

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      For my first experience at Pamelas Tea house it was amazing.Everything was perfect and we all felt so welcomed. I can't wait to go again.

      Pam and George do a tremendous job!Thank You.

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      Victoria Buda

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      I went to a tea last month with a group of friends and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Pamela and George were so friendly. Pam played the piano and was fabulous. George is a great asset to the business too. I would recommend this tea house to anyone. Today I was there with another group of friends and we had a fabulous time. A good time had by all. Make your reservations now and enjoy yourselves. Can't wait for the move Pam and George and your new beginnings again. Good luck.

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      Jaime Henderson

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      I love this place! I was feeling blue (because of one of the places I frequented had closed) when a friend told me about Pamela's Victorian Cafe and Music. I am ever so thankful that she did. What a wonderful place! The food and tea are delicious! There's a little room with a child's table and chairs for my young girls to sit and enjoy their tea and sandwiches as well. I recently attended a Mother's Day tea and what a delight it was. We had a salad and when it comes to salads, I'm a bit of a salad dressing snob. I only like Ranch dressing. This particular salad already had the dressing on it. 'Oh boy!' I thought and I figured I'd try my best to pick around it. I was so wrong. The dressing was very light, and the salad was absolutely delicious! (I ate it all) George read some Mother's Day poems for us. Pamela played the piano beautifully. (So much so, that my daughter has requested lessons.) This place is truly a treasure.

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      April Lloyd

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      Today I had my first visit to Pamela's Victorian Cafe & Music. My cousin Rose Woodring Balasco took me there for my birthday. I have never gone to a tea house before and it was just lovely! I had a wonderful salad that was very fresh and tasty, and a cranberry scone that was perfect. George recited a poem for me, and Pamela played and sang me two songs on the piano. At the end Pamela brought me out a delicious tea-cup dessert. It was a lemon cake with fresh cream. Rose and I split it. What a wonderful time I had! Thank you again, Rose, Pamela and George!

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      Delphine

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      What a wonderful time I had at Pamela's Victorian Cafe and Music. I went with my sister-in-law from Washington State, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law and niece. The food was so good and I want to thank George for making the wonderful salad we had. It was wonderful. The tea was fresh and hot. Loved the scone. The entertainment was so lovely. Pamela has such a beautiful voice. Thank you for making my family feel so welcome. I will be there next month for my daughter's birthday. We weren't rushed out we just relaxed and enjoyed talking to each other. Thank you again.

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      Georgine Hamilton

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      It is a great pleasure to go to Pamela's. You feel like your in a turn of 20th century tea room with all the beautiful antiques. Pamela dresses in clothes of that period and always looks beautiful. The food is always deliciously made fresh by Pamela's husband. He knows how to make the food look apetizingly good. Pamela is a very special hostess and makes you feel very special when you walk through her doors. She is excellent pianist and she has a beautiful voice. The entertainment is as good as the food. I can't wait till I go back to visit.

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      Rose

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      Where to begin? We have been going to Pamela's for almost a year now and I am so happy to have such a lovely place to join with friends and family and be together with a steaming pot of hot tea and delicious freshly made food. Pamela greets us like long lost friends--or better yet family. She is always impeccably dressed--like our coming to the shop is a special occasion and she is wearing her best things just for us. The decor is so beautiful and there is so much detail that you cannot see it all in one visit--a good reason to keep going back. Then the food--oh the food! Fresh, beautifully plated, served on fine china on a table dressed beautifully with lovely linens. A pot of freshly and properly brewed tea for each of us and finished with scones and clotted cream. I would go everyday if I could! Pamela and George never fail to make us welcome. I have been to other tearooms and this is far and above my favorite one!

      Today was a special day--my mom, 2 aunts, cousin and sister-in-law went for lunch. One of my aunts was visiting from Seattle and this was a lovely way to spend leisurely time with her. She is originally from England and loves her tea. She thoroughly enjoyed our tea and meal. Afterwards, Pamela played and sang for us--including Greensleeves--one of my aunt's favorite songs. George pronounced my aunt Queen for a Day and read an original poem. We were there for well over 2 hours but it was so enjoyable we did not want to leave. I highly recommend visiting--and will be back real soon myself. Thank you Pamela and George!

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      Terri Henshaw Kelley

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      Looking for something to do for that special girls birthday party.......call Pamela's Victorian House of Tea. My daughter and her two friends spent hours at Pamela's today celebrating her 9th birthday. They had a fashion show, sang, drank tea, and ate scones and finger sandwiches. I would highly recommend Pamela's for that special birthday celebration or just a girls day out. We are already planning our next visit....a mom and daughter tea day

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      Ella age 9

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      This was a great way to spend my friend's birthday party. The food and tea was delicious.

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      Jen Zbozny writer for Mirror Moms, Altoona, Pa.

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      Today's event was special because someone else, a stranger, went out of her way for us.

      We had never been to Pamela's Victorian House of Tea and Music.. (Pamela's Victorian Cafe). Because my little daughter Eve's beloved Grandpa has been ill, he and Granny couldn't come to celebrate her birthday, which was today. To soothe the disappointment of Grampa's absence, I thought today would be perfect for a special fancy birthday tea and late luncheon. We arrived at Pamela's just after 3 pm where we learned that Pamela closes at 3. My heart began to sink. Then Pamela, whom I've never met, said, 'Come on in. We can do this for you today'. She made my little girl feel super special as we picked out tea cups and tea pots, and special hats to wear. She even played Happy Birthday on the piano.

      The food and atmosphere were scrumptious and delightful but the best gift was how Eve got to learn a lesson about kindness. Pamela went out of her way when she certainly didn't have to. That sort of giving nature and genuine kindness are at times difficult to show our children because it's so easy to get caught up in our own little details.

      It was an extraordinary gift from a complete stranger. I hope it's one Eve will treasure. I know I will. And I know we'll go back during regular hours too.

      What random acts of kindness have you committed or experienced today?

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      Angela S.

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      Absolutely a great time! I enjoyed myself at my first Irish Tea Party at Pamela's Victorian Cafe & Music. Pamela is a wonderful host! Her personality lights up the room! Her passion is evident as soon as you meet her. I love to see the team work that her and her husband, George have! This is their calling. They go above and beyond to share their joys of making guests feel comfortable and invited. I look forward to attending another Tea Party with Pamela! Good Bless Pamela and George, for continued success in all their life ventures!

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      June A. Fasick

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      When you Enter Pamela'a Victorian Cafe,you are surrounded with Lovely

      things.Everytime I go for Lunch,and Their Tea Parties, It's such a pleasure.George and Pamela make you feel so welcome,and the Loose brewed teas,and Food are Great!! Her

      piano concerts and singing are so

      uplifting. Take the time to treat yourself,Family and Friends for a very Memorable time.

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      Louise Troxell

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      Pam and George have done a wonderful job with their cafe. The decor is gorgeous and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. I absolutely love their walnut grape chicken salad! Pam is the perfect hostess and an incredible musician. Her private teas are a real event - with her history and etiquette presentation and a concert to top it all off. I just wish I could go over there more often!

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      Michelle Saylor

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      My son and I took my mother to Pamela's Victorian Tea for lunch one afternoon, we had a blast! The food was awesome and the scones are to die for! We had a relaxing lunch with no rush and Pamela is a great hostess, we all talked like old friends. It was my mothers first time there and she loved the unique atmosphere as did we. We all were hats (yes even my 9yr old son) and just had a great time

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      Rob and Alana

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      My wife and I had the privilege of visiting Pamela's and what an experience it was. It is all things 'Victorian' and the food and service where second to none. Pam and George you are a great team and you have a special place to offer guests something different than the same old restaurant experience. This place is a must for anyone who wants a truly unique tea room experience. And the enterainment will make you smile.Can't wait till we can come back.

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      Holly

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      I brought my 5 year old daughter in for her first proper tea party experience. She had SUCH a fun time! We enjoyed trying on hats and shawls prior to sitting down to eat. She loved the doll tea table set up and she chose to sit right beside it so she could play and eat. She brought her special stuffed animal with her and she served her special friend tea with a miniature tea set. I just cannot express what a special experience this was for the both of us...something special for all mothers to do with their little girls!! We loooved it! Both Pamela and George were so friendly and we felt like we were right at home.

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      Allie from Femininely Conservative

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      A delightful Victorian experience for all the senses. Pamela's creative variety of blends were too many to choose from, so I will have to come back and try more. I like that she offers tea by the cup or pot, and I enjoyed getting to pick out my own cup and saucer. The food was fresh and definitely added to the experience. Pamela's music makes me smile, and her friendly, knowledgeable conversation is worth the trip by itself.

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      Eternity Tea Room

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      Tea room owner's often need a break and I really enjoy going to other tearooms. One of my favorites is Pamela's Victorian Cafe & Music. The charming ambience of Pamela's tea room happens the moment you walk in the door. The atmosphere is truly a Victorian experience. Every corner and every wall you will find something beautiful to look at. Pamela's cheerful personality always makes you feel welcome and she will want to have a wonderful experience. She may even surprise you with one of talents. Her husband George does an amazing job preparing the food and he also does a superb job as a poet. Great atmosphere, food, entertainment, and tea. Who could ask for more!

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      Pat S.

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      My friend Bev took me to Pamela's today, and I didn't stop smiling the entire time. There are so few places you can go anymore where people are genuinely friendly, and I told Pamela this. With her, you get smiles, laughter, music, beautiful atmosphere, and great food too! The tea cozies for the teapots were so nice to keep the tea warm in, and my friend and I felt like we could have stayed there all day--there was no rush. I cannot wait to tell all my friends about this tearoom, and I wish them continued success...such a lot of work for 2 people, but they never let it show in how they treat you...with warmth and caring.! I will be back soon!

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      Brenda

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      Had a wonderful time! The Cafe is so wonderfully decorated and the food and service is excellent! Will definitely be back.

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      Bev Fabian

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      I came by myself one day last week when Pamela was closing the tea room and she graciously allowed me to stay and order off the menu. I was just in awe of the beautiful atmosphere and tranquility of her tea room. I only ordered the potato soup and it was wonderful! Pamela's Personali-tea was so delicious I couldn't stop raving! And the scones - oh the scones! So wonderful with the Devonshire Cream! Today I came back and brought a friend and I was even more impressed - the tuna melts were wonderful, the tomato bisque was wonderful, the almond cherry was great and best of all Pamela played and sang Ain't She Sweet for us! I'm bringing more friends next week and I can't say enough about how exquisite this tea room is and how welcoming Pamela and George make you feel!!!

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      Tracey Maurer

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      I had the pleasure of having my 8 yr old daughter's birthday party here! It was so awesome, the little girls dressing in beautifully decorated hats and jewels and acting like little ladies! Pam gave the girls an excellent overview of the history of tea and high tea time. It was not over their heads nor was it boring for them. The girls got a kick out of acting like older women and pretending to gossip and all.. The food was excellent! the Birthday cake flavored tea was so exceptionally tasty. Pam plays the piano and sings with the girls, and even provided the cake and treat bags! i will definatly have more parties there! Love love love it!!

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      Nycole

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      My Aunt introduced me and my daughters to Pamela's Vicortian last Christmas. We love it and have even visited on spur of the moment. The tea is wonderful and my daughters got a lesson in etiquette while we are there. They love Pam and her cheerfulness. The twins are able to play dressup and wear her beautiful hats. The food is kid and mommy friendly. The chicken salad is our favorite. Dont forget to have one of their scones with devonshire creme.....mm :) we enjoy the service, the food and the atmosphere, sometimes its hard to leave :)

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      Judy

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      What a great atmosphere, and a wonderful experience. Pam and George love what they do - it shows in the way they present themselves. The food was excellent as well as the presentation. I can't say enough about it. They are a blessed couple, as well as a blessing to their guests.

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      Valerie Luther

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      Truly exquisite!!! Absolutely gorgeous atmosphere, fantastic food, and it's always a joy to be surrounded by Pamela!!! Very accommodating and right on top of everything we needed. Couldn't ask for more! We had our team celebration with Pamela and had a terrific time together, definitely unique, discreet, and so warming. Delightful memories and we will be back again to be surrounded with great friendships, good ole' Victorian memories, and love. Thanks Pamela for everything-you are truly a doll.

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      lisa mcgough

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      A beautiful presentation on tea and etiquette, captivating, animated storytelling, musical giftings on the piano with some fun tunes, old hymns and some classical music were just a part of our wonderful afternnon at Pamela’s Victorian Café!

      We were then treated like royalty as a variety of treats excited our tastebuds…cherry torts to start, an inviting salad of mixed greens nuts and cranberries, the classic cucumber finger sandwich, chicken salad with walnuts and grapes, cranberry scones, dessert fit for a queen and of course...tea.. Pam served us a houseblend her husband (who does alot of the baking and cooking) aptly named Pamelas Personali- tea..a nice blend of cinnamon, vanilla and other spices.... naturally sweet, needing no sugar! Our ladies group had so much fun….going in and trying on hats and shawls (and the proverbial tea gloves were available!!) and we all wound up quite the colorful bunch! We all left with a satisfied tummy, a warm fuzzy feeling and full of the love that was so generously served to us throughout the afternoon. And full of ideas, reasons and people to come back with as soon as possible! Come on up for a spot of tea sometime!!

      Thanks for your abundant blessings,

      Lisa and the ladies

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      Sherry Hinton

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      I visited Pamela's Victorian Cafe with a wonderful group of friends which was a present from two very special ladies. What a beautiful atmosphere that is so relaxing and enjoyable. The tea and food were absolutely delicious. I'm looking forward to going back and enjoying this with my mother, daughters and granddaughter. Thank you for such a lovely time, Pamela.

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      Julie Myers

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      With visiting Pamela's Tearoom for the first time and as a suprise from a very speical friend. It was so warm and welcoming that as if I was there before and met Pamela. Everything from the welcome as you entered the door to the very end. It is a very relaxing and wonderful place. I will be going back and taking people with me so they can experiance the same thing I did. Thanks so much for everything.

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      Dorie Walsh

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      Visiting Pamela's Tearoom was a wonderful experience. She makes everyone feel so welcome like you are part of the family! The scones were delicious as were all the selections we tried! Her tea presentation is top notch and the musical program at the end was such a treat. I would recommend her tearoom to everyone wanting to have a special day with family or friends! Visiting her tearoom will add a spark of refreshment to your day!!

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      Sandra

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      Visiting Pamela's Victorian is always a pleasant, relaxing experience. My daughter and I visit for lunch frequently. The atmosphere is so pleasant and the homemade foods are wonderful. We particularly enjoy the chicken-walnut salad as well as the scones and variety of teas offered. The musical offerings by special request are a unique experience.

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      Rachel

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      If you are looking for an 'Aaahhh' moment in your day, look no further. You will be pampered and treated like royalty as you sip your choice of loose or bagged tea, brewed in your very own teapot! My favorite is the acai berry, no sweeteners needed. Yum. Eating off of real fine china is a far cry from the plasticware from Target that I use at home! And the menu has lots of great choices, all of which are homemade. A very lovely place to take a break from the hectic pace of life.

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      Mayor Joe from Hollidsysburg

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      The service was amazing, as well as the food. My favorite is the grape walnut chicken salad. I'm from out of town and whenever I come in town, I make sure to stop by and get my grape walnut chicken salad fix in! I brought my young sons in the last time I was in. Not only do they have delicious adult food, they also have a nice kid friendly menu in. This is a great place and would recommend it to everyone!

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      Gayle

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      The tea variety was lacking, and that's putting it nicely. Extremely overpriced for what I could get at Giant Eagle and make myself, sorry.

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      Payton Ratchford

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      Pamela is one of the most cheerful people I know! I love going into the café with my grandma and some other friends. Pamela has amazing teas and food.. also wonderful and beautiful decorations. I would rather go to Pamela's any day rather than any other restaurant. Cant wait to go back again!!

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      Michael Anthony

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      Such a lovely atmosphere,great service and incredibly wonderful owners!! I would tell anyone and everyone about this treasure in Altoona; and do so when given the opportunity! Very few places in small towns it seems anymore!

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      Karen

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      Our family enjoyed each and every visit to Pamela's cafe. The beautiful setting, fun atmosphere and delicious food helped create so many happy moments. The warm welcome and lovely music made our visits even more special. We are looking forward to returning during the holiday season.

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      Alexa and family

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      Pamela's Victorian Cafe and Music is truly a treasure that all people (including men!) would love to experience. Upon entering the cafe, one feels the warm, welcoming atmosphere instantly. The pleasing ambiance cannot be caught in words, but is noticeable to anyone who visits. It is the small details, such as heart-shaped sugar cubes for Valentine's Day, that make the cafe special, and one can tell how much effort Pam and George put into the cafe. Beautifully decorated according to time of year, the small, intimate setting is perfect for a meeting between friends and family. The tea quality is excellent, with a variety of flavors to choose from, and the food is incredible- I have never had a better scone. George and Pam work well together and are very personable. I went for my birthday once, and found that Pam is an extremely talented pianist and singer. We highly recommend you come here!

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      Sharon

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      Pam is so bubbly and cheerful. She made our ladies tea a really pleasant experience. Can't wait till the next time.

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      Mom and Dad

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      Our daughter Pam is one of the hardest working people we know. The tearoom she has now is after years of hard work researching tea party etiquette, a history of tea, and years and years of practicing the piano, which she has incorprated into her tea parties, throughout her young and adult

      life. She has a talent for decorating and with people, and would always set the table in beautiful china for even a simple lunch. She is deserving of her success after all of her years of hard work. We have been to her tearoom and the food is great from soups, to salads to sandwiches to desserts. George and Pam work well together and he is the perfect complement to her outgoing and fun personality. May you have years of success and joy ahead of you!

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      Joni, Eleanor, and Leanna

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      Pamela's tea parties are events enjoyed by three generations of my family. My mother, daughter and I make it a family affair when we attend these uniquely WONDERFUL events. Each party sends us home refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated through the excellent food and amazing concert Pam performs-so inspirational! I've lost count of the number of tea parties we've attended because when we are ready to leave, we sign up for the next one.That's how much we look forward to being with Pam and George in their tea house once again.Pam, all three of us agree that 'Every tea with you, girl, is sweeter than the tea before!' Thanks and see you and George soon! The 'Queen for the day is coming up and I cannot wait to bring my mother!

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      Rebecca B

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      When you first walk through the doors of Pamela’s Victorian Café and Music, it feels as though you have been swept off your feet and into the Victorian Era. The exquisite array of dresses, furniture, and ceramic tea pots are sure to catch the eye’s fancy. Be sure to stop in over the holiday seasons as well because they have an abundant collection of holiday décor. For an example, at Christmastime you are sure to see many trees decorated like they would have been in the Victorian era. The lighting display is mesmerizing and is sure to set a calming mood. Talking about calming, what about trying a tea that has a hint of lavender in it? Earl Grey Blue is my favorite tea so far, and If not for the Café, I would have not even heard of it. I love the original Earl Grey and the Café has many different varieties that I would absolutely love to taste. There are so many other kinds of tea that they have, that I cannot describe them here in this review because it would take too long. The customer service is divine and the tea is scrumptious. I have an addiction to hamburgers and they offer one of the best around. In fact my meal is hamburger and Earl Grey, and it makes me happy to put my two favorite things together. The music also helps set the atmosphere, and it is amazing to hear Pamela sing and play the piano. If you want a place to socialize and have fun, Pamela’s is definitely the place to go. I give it five-star service all around. If you are curious about the café, please don’t hesitate to call them. They even have specific days that you can test and try out different teas. Please visit this quaint and cozy tea room.

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      Tina Y.

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      As soon as you walk in to Pamela's Victorian Cafe, you feel as if you are an honored guest. Pam and George do a wonderful job of making everyone feel welcomed. Whether you go for a full tea or are just stopping by for a quick lunch, the occasion always feels special. The tea sets lining the walls and the decorations are lovely. Make sure you ask Pam to share her wonderful musical gift. Her piano playing and singing make her full teas extraordinary.

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      Nicole Camloh

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      Where do I start? My husband, and five of our six children visited for the first time for a birthday party for our 4 year old little girl. From the moment we entered until the time we politely parted ways, our experience was filled with delight. The ambience was second to NONE. The beautiful hats and china made us all feel like we were truly in a magnificient tea house. The food was divine. The tea etiquette we received was both informative and charming. The piano playing was not only heartwarming, but musically pleasing. Our children had a wonderful time, and before we made it home, we were asked numerous times, 'when can we go back again?!' I give Pamela's Victorian Cafe & Music Teahouse TEN out of TEN stars. Simply the best! We greatly look forward to visiting again, where we know the food will be delicious, the Lord's presence will be felt through the grace and hospitality of the owners, and our children will be made to feel special and welcome. Keep up the great work!

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      Farrah Helsel

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      I came to my cousin's birthday party at Pamela's and I loved everything about it! I loved picking out my own teapot and teacup, and today when I knew we were coming here, I couldn't wait to get here. Pamela truly loves kids, and you can tell by how she treats you. Her music is great too, and she's a great decorator! Every age will enjoy the tea experience at Pamela's Victorian! Her special house blend teas are really good. I had the Earl Grey Bouquet toys made with Pamela's favorite Earl Grey with Lavender, and her favorite flower, the Rose. Rose and Lavender. She said her name means ' all sweetness' and ' all honey, so another house tea was blended with cinnamon, cloves and vanilla, a naturally sweet tea, as sweet as Pamela! I love it at her tearoom, and want to come as often as I can!

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      Emily

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      im 16 years old and tea partyies arent my thing but i went with a couple of family members and i actually enjoyed it!

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      Georgine H

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      It was my first visit to Pamela's. The food was excellent, the tea was excellent and the ambience was more than I ever expected. George did an excellent job of preparing the food and Pamela did an excellent job of entertaining us with music and her beautiful smile. I thought it was 100 years ago with the beautiful decorations. It was very tastefully done. We could pick the teapot we wanted and the cup and saucer. It was a very good experience and relaxing time. I can't wait to take my daughter there when she comes into town. Thank you Pamela and George for a delightful afternoon.

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      Jeff W.

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      Being a male reviewing a tea room is not my usual preference. But at Pamela's ,your not just a patron, They make you feel like family! The love of God gives you a feeling of comfort and warmth

      The food is very good and creative.

      We will be coming back again!

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      pat

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      My mother and I recently enjoyed the Tea for Two! The scones, sandwiches, dessert and tea selections were wonderful. Thank you Pamela for playing the piano and the CD. You and George have a beautiful tea room.

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      David

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      Most tea houses offer a getaway restful time, splashed by charming furnishings. But not at Pamela's The moment that you step thru the door, your senses are bathed in the elegance of an era of beauty. An era of honor that calls you to be a part of. Your experience there comes from the love of God in Pam's heart for you. To Pam, you are not a customer, but a person deserving the delight of being there, sampling exotic tea and food delicacies made from scratch. And yes, if you schedule a group tea, you will find out where her love for you comes from.

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      Melanie

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      This was my 3rd time there, and loved it all over again! The pineapple upside-down tea was delightful! I've tried a different tea each time (as well as an extra one - also tasted from my mom's pot last time), and loved them all. Can't get enough of your scones & cream! My 5-yr-old loved the victorian decorations - lace, pearls, hats to wear, dolls. Felt like we were in someone's Victorian home! Although there were many other customers when we where there, if I hadn't actually seen the other people, I'd not have known they were there - I didn't feel that the service suffered at all. Wonderful experience & memories, thank you!

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      Lisa

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      Very lovely place. Pamela is very personable, and helped us to have an excellent time.

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      Mickayla 'Cake'

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      We went here last night, Friday The Thirteenth, for a wedding reception. I loved it there! I didn't know that Queen Elizabeth fed the scones to her dogs ( the dogs sat on a velvet couch behind the Queen at tea time). We got to use golden utensils and eat off of fine china. You know how she said to break the scones apart with your fingers? When she wasn't looking me and Eleanor used our forks. During the first course, while eating strawberries, Eleanor said,' This may not be proper etiquette in her book,' and put more Devonshire cream on both of ours. I absolutely loved visiting Pamela's Victorian Café And Music. It reminded me so much of Professor Trelawny's classroom. I hope I can come here for my birthday party!

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      Della Sabatino

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      I don't know where to start...I was invited to my 1st Tea Party on Sunday, and I loved the whole experience!!! Pamela is AWESOME with everything,and her & George do a 'wonderful' job of making you time with them...'memorable'...

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      Adam film tech/Pittsburgh, orig. from England

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      What a find! Came for a car at Blue Knob Auto, had a cuppa tea, piano lesson and a great chat. Wonderful people! Thank you.

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      Sherri

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      My daughter's 7th birthday pary was held here. The girls wore hats,jewlry,gloves. They learned how to drink tea properly. My daughter loved everything about it.

      The children's menu was awsome and she loved the scones. The piano music was great. Pam and George are wonderful and make you feel at ease!

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      Lisa Drzal

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      I have visited Pamela's Victorian Teahouse twice. Their grape/walnut chicken salad croissant is the best! The tea is always served just right. Pam and George give each visit their personal touch. I would recommend their teahouse to anyone.

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      -Tracy

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      This is such a beautiful place! I love the Victorian atmosphere. The food is fantastic and so is the personal service. The vegetable soup is so delicious--I had to take some home! If you haven’t been there and you go, trust me you will not be disappointed (you even get to choose your tea pot and cup). It’s a comfortable, relaxing setting and you are made to feel so welcome. And if you are lucky enough, you may get to hear Pam’s lovely singing and piano music.

      Thanks Pam and George. My time there is always so wonderful! I will definitely be back!

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      Jolene

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      An amazing place where the atmosphere rivals the delicious food and fragrant tea. Pamela is the most gracious and knowledgeable tea host that you will ever come across-taking time to talk with each guest. This is an amazing little place where when you walk in the door you immediately have so much to feast your eyes on that you promptly forget about whatever might have been bothering you. You'll enjoy every moment spent here and look forward to when you can get back.

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      Carol M.

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      What a wonderful time of not only learning about teas, but enjoying wonderful food that goes along with it. Blessings to you Pam, as you instruct us on the proper way to enjoy!

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      Denise

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      My Husband & I were just there and had a wonderful, relaxing lunch.We were so blessed from the food,tea,music,and atmosphere and the service.This is a place we would truly suggest.Thank You George and Pam,you both made us feel so welcome.

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      Sharon L Anderson

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      Absolutely fabulous Cafe.The food and atmosphere was wonderful.Love all the ideas one of picking your own cup for tea.So many wonderful original ideas.You are made to feel so Special...Thank you George and Pam you are both wonderful........

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      Louise

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      Pam' tea house is incredible! The food and atmosphere is fabulous. I just love the walnut and grape chicken salad. She has so many different teapots and you can choose whichever one you want to use to match your mood. Her deserts are wonderful and the scones and Devonshire cream are the best. I have been to one of her private tea parties and her knowledge of the history and etiquette of the Victorian tea is unparalleled.

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      Joni

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      Pam's place is my weekly escape to indulge in the very rich and rare.

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      Donna Sipes

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      The Tomato Bisque soup is to 'die for!' The Victorian atmosphere is so Welcoming! Just a beautiful Cafe with lots of Teas,Deserts and MORE!

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      Isaac McNulty

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      Pamela's Victorian Tea house and café is a beautiful place indeed! The food is great and the desserts are even better! The greatest quality is the amazing service!

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      Karen

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      By far. . .a relaxing, caring, enjoyable place to be. The tea selections are delicious so if you are a tea connoisseur you will be pleased. . .if you are a food connoisseur. . .you will be satisfied (homemade soup daily. . .along with great sandwiches, salad, scones with devonshire cream and homemade cake). . .and if you just love a great atmosphere with service that says 'we care'. . .then this is your kind of place. Thank you George and Pam. . .your talents are displayed every time I stop in.

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      Sarah Oakley

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      This was by far the best tea cafe I have ever been to. The food was amazing. I tried to replicate it at home, but sadly was unable to do so. There was an amazing variety of teas, and you could even choose your own teacup and teapot. What a neat idea! The embiance was incredible. I felt so fancy dining there!