victorian teahouse cafe (4 reviews)
How can you not go to this Comfy,Cozy,Comforting escape from our daily lives! Everybody Loves Ray! You cannot help but fully give into all those fine teas that Ray has collected thru the years and his personal travels! The Cinnamon tea and white vanilla tea is soothing to the mind soul and spirit! The Royal tea id delectable with all its fine finger sandwiches ! The Lemon Bar is so full of Lemon it tastes like a freshly squeezed lemon made just the one you had personally eaten! The Flower Shoppe downstairs adds just the added touch to enjoy a gift or reminder of such a unique tearoom! Enjoy every Sip and scrumptious taste! Bravo Ray!
We were met by Ray and welcomed into the lovely rooms. It was a step back into Victorian Times, due to the atmosphere, ambience, and decor. After seating us at a table for two in front a glowing fireplace, Ray brought us our tea choices, served in charming teapots. Tea was accompanied by a cranberry orange scone with lemon curd and clotted cream. It was follwed by a wonderful fruit and vegetable salad consisting of greens and mangos,apples, in a balsamic vinaigrette. The chicken salad, as well as the turkey, cabbage, cranberry and honey mustard finger sandwiches were delicious. And we still were finished. Desserts consisted of a lemon bar, an amazing decadent chocolate mousse, and a chocolate dipped mint oreo...Mmmm we were in heaven. Tea was very relaxing but what made it more so was Ray. He was the perfect,most welcoming, host. Take time out of your busy schedules to enjoy tea at the Victorian Teahouse Cafe in Hasbrouck Heights...its worth the trip
Situated on the second floor of the Heights Flower Shoppe, the Victorian House Cafe offers a quiet time in their 1880 Victorian motif tea rooms. There are 3 separate rooms to accomodate a single customer to a large party with decorations and gifts of the period around and on the tables. My wife and I visited today and were met by Ray, the owner, who seated us in a beautiful room with classical music playing gently in the background. The menu varies from a Pot of Tea, Cream Tea, Light Tea, Afternoon Tea, Tea Sampler and Royal Tea. We chose the Royal Tea and enjoyed freshly baked warm scones with clotted cream, lemon curd and rasberry jam, followed by a nice hand made tomato bisque soup. There was a 'Vermonter' sandwich of turkey and cheddar, an egg salad on flat bread rollup, and a hummus with nuts. Desserts followed with a lemon square, pumpkin cheesecake in a trifle, and a chocolate mousse. The tea was hot and abundant, served in various floral pots to complement the plates and cups and the service was attentive. I complimented the mousse and Ray brought me seconds! This is a place we will definitely be visiting over and over again.