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The Front Porch Tea Room

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25 W Market St, Hallam, PA 17406, USA 717-755-7510 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon closed Tue closed Wed 11:00am – 2:00pm Thu 11:00am – 2:00pm Fri 11:00am – 2:00pm Sat 11:00am – 2:00pm
The Front Porch Tea Room is State Licensed and State Inspected. We are located in the center of Hallam, PA. Sitting atop a hill, the large Victorian House is surrounded by massive gardens and large old trees. The home was built in 1869 and is constructed of logs, The interior and exterior are decorated in true Victorian Fashion. We serve a full 5 course High Tea Wednesday through Friday seating between 11 am and 2 pm and on Sat. seating at 11 am or 2:30 pm. We are also open for luncheon with no reservation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We open privately for parties of 12 or more most days and evenings. We can accommodate from 2 to 40, and specialize in Bridal Shower, Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Meetings, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Gourmet Dinners and Gourmet Breakfasts. Our gardens have accommodated as many as 178 for special events. In our 17 years of operation we have served people from all 50 states and 53 countries. We truly look forward to serving you. We are now located on facebook and twitter.

Recent reviews

    • Salma Ali

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    • Sharyn Smith

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      This was my second experience at a Tea Room and it was much nicer than the first. I thought the first was very nice but this one was far superior. The tea began with a delicious salad with a heavenly poppy seed dressing that was excellent. I wish they would have sold the salad dressing in their gift shop because they would have sold out the day we were there. All of the persons attending raved about the dressing. Then there scones (blueberry lemon and cheddar dill) also very delicious. Then a soup was served which I chose to have the strawberry and cream with strawberry wine. It was a cold soup but so delicious. THe finger sandwiches were also an excellent choice. Lastly the dessert was a grilled pound cake with ice cream and strawberries. I cannot say enough about the tea. It was wonderful. Not to be forgotten were the grounds that were peppered with tea cups/saucers, tea pots and various childrenslike toys. I would highly recommend this everyone for a real treat. Reservations must be made as the space is limited. Many, many thumbs up on this one.

    • Madison Gerber

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      This was my first time at the front porch tea room and I was impressed. I brought my grandmother for the Mother's Day tea and we had a lovely time. They have such a long list of teas to chose from, all lose leaf I believe and the hostess was very helpful in recommending house favorites. The food was all fresh and delicious. We left very full. The tea room was also decorated wonderfully. Overall it was a wonderful day and I can't wait to go back again.

    • Debbie Goff

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      The perfect day! The atmosphere is Victorian, the food is excellent, and the service is spectacular!

    • Giovanna Poppleton

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      Melody was an amazing server, she truly made our experience more perfect! She also wasn't sure to accommodate my mother for her birthday!

    • Kim G

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      Had a family outing there this past weekend with 4 generations of ladies in our family ranging from age of 14 - 91. It was a nice relaxed time. The service and food was great! We will be back again.

    • Mary Jane

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      What a magical place all decorated for Christmas! I was there last night with a Bible Study group. We enjoyed the coziness, GREAT food and tea, and the warmth and hospitality of Bonnie, Lynette and all. A must to kick off the season. Thank you!

    • Tom and Val Hook

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      Highly enjoyable - terrific experience! Bonnie was a gracious host, the food was amazing, the atmosphere was inviting, and the staff was wonderful. All in all, a great place to enjoy tea with a loved one or close friends. Thank you for making it a memorable occasion!

    • Jean Hayden

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      Love, love, love The Front Porch Tearoom. I love the variety of soups. The strawberry and peach soups were my favorites. I had breakfast there this past Saturday with some of my family. It was the best! So much food and it was delicious. The caramel French toast was yummy. Lynette was great! Thank you for your hospitality, as usual Bonnie. I will be back.

    • Debra

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      What a wonderful experience my girlies snd I had. This was our first time here as ND it won't be our last. The food was phenomenal and the service was exceptional. I cannot say enough about the salad dressing and the scones. When you go there and you really must go make sure you try the Frontporch tea it 9s Excellent.

      Tearoom response:

      Debra, Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we do really appreciate it. Bonnie

    • Edith

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      One word: amazing. I signed up for the tour at the last minute, so had no expectations and knew nothing about the establishment. Oh my. The owner/cook/hostess Bonnie is wonderful, welcoming, and really wants you to enjoy the experience. All the wait staff are so informed and considerate. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. The house is lovely. And, the gardens are expertly landscaped. It was hard to leave. This is a very special place!!

      Tearoom response:

      Edith, Thank you so much we really had a great time with your group. Bopnnie

    • Brenda

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      My daughter's bridal shower was a great success at The Front Porch Tea Room. Beautiful surroundings and great food we're supplemented by our attentive hostess. Thanks for making memories.

      Tearoom response:

      Brenda, Thank you so much for thinking of us for your special event. Bonnie

    • Abby

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      Such a cute and relaxing place to go. I would recommend this to everyone. The food is delicious, and we left with a full belly! The decorations are just beautiful, and a majority are for sale so you can make your own home nice and cozy. Last but not least the staff is very sweet and kind. I loved everything about my experience there and will definitely be returning!

      Tearoom response:

      Abby, Thank you so much for your kind words. We do have a fantastic staff. Bonnie

    • Alexis Townsley

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      Absolutely love this place! Everything is just so beautiful and bonnie always has everything completely neat and organized! Also the staff is wonderful and the food is amazing! Definitely a place worth going too!

      Tearoom response:

      Alexis, Thank you so much for your kind comments. Bonnie

    • Jon

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      Love this place!

      Tearoom response:

      Jon, So glad to hear you love our tea room. Bonnie

    • Lisa Stuckey

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      We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating my Daughters birthday here with the High Tea. The food was fresh, homemade, and delicious! Service was exceptional. I've been to other tea rooms but The Front Porch is by far the BEST!

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa, Thank you so much I am glad you and your daughter enjoyed yourselves. Bonnie

    • Alice Sand

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      This was my first experience with a tea room and it was absolutely wonderful. The environment is just beautiful. The tea was wonderful, as was the food. The service was very welcoming and friendly. Overall, the experience was amazing and I would definitely suggest this to anyone.

      Tearoom response:

      Alice, Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Gwendolyn Trust

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      My mother and I really enjoyed the tea room experience here. Every member of the staff was warm, welcoming, and friendly. The food was exceptional! I cannot stop thinking about how wonderful it was. We are having my sister's baby shower here in a few weeks and we cannot wait for all of our guests to experience all this tea room has to offer. Highly recommended!

      Tearoom response:

      Gwendolyn, Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to your return. Bonnie

    • Megan

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      I love going to tea houses and this is the best one I've ever been to! Their teas were all delicious and in my opinion the best I've ever tasted. The food was great as well as the atmosphere. I will defiantly come back again!

      Tearoom response:

      Megan, Thank you so much for your very kind words. We really appreciate it. Bonnie

    • Marilyn Carrigan

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      I shared a wonderful hour with two beautiful friends, we were treated to a lovely high tea. The food, salad, soup,sandwiches,desert and two delicious teas, were outstanding!

      Tearoom response:

      Marilyn, So glad you and your fiends enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for the kind words. Bonnie

    • Sandy Saunders

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      First time visit - I took my mother for her birthday lunch. What a fabulous place! We enjoyed every moment from meeting and talking with the owner, Bonnie, and our wonderful, knowledgeable server, Sharon, to eating delicious food and many choices of tea to choose from. I recommend everyone to try it! You will not be disappointed. Can't wait to go back!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Sandy, Wow, thanks so much for such kind words. I am glad you and your mother enjoyed yourselves. Bonnie

    • Jen Preller

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      We had an amazing time celebrating my mother's birthday! The tea was delicious, food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. Highly recommend!

      Tearoom response:

      Jen, So glad we could help celebrate Mom's birthday. Thank you for the kind words. Bonnie

    • Pat Smith

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      Tea was wonderful - amazing food - the atmosphere is very relaxing. We have been to many different tea rooms - this one is very warm and inviting - excellent service. We plan on a return visit

      Tearoom response:

      Pat, Thank you so much for the kind words. Bonnie

    • Sarah

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      Amazing!

      Tearoom response:

      Sarah, Thanks so much we do our best. Bonnie

    • Olivia Herbert

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    • Whitney Stover

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      My friends and I don't go anywhere else because we love this tearoom sooo much!

      Tearoom response:

      Whitney, Thank you so much for that endorsement. We appreciate it. Bonnie

    • Lisa Baile

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      What a great experience! I will definitely be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa, Thank you so much and we look forward to your return. Bonnie

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    • Jaclyn Ball

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      I love this place.

      Tearoom response:

      Jaclyn, Thank you so much for your kind words. Bonnie

    • Tiffany Schaefer

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      My husband and I just had dinner at The Front Porch Tea Room. Each and every course was delicious. The Snowflake tea was outstanding. Bonnie recommended the dessert and it was fantastic and I never order dessert. It was a great experience! Thank you for a wonderful evening!

      Tearoom response:

      Tiffany, I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We had 3 great sold out evenings and the response has been great. Thanks again for your lovely comments. Bonnie

    • Dana Messinger

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      I have visited this tea room on multiple occasions and each time has been a perfect experience. Every January I take my mother in law for tea for her birthday and we have been to every tea room in the local York/Lancaster area and must say this is my favorite around. Thank you Bonnie and Sharon for making our January 30th visit so special.

      Tearoom response:

      Dana, It is always a treat to have you and your mom join us for tea. Thank you so much for your vote of approval by saying we are your favorite. Looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Again thanks so much for the great review. Bonnie

    • Judy Kraut

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      Visited this York County gem for the first time on Saturday. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the teas were awesome. The service was fantastic, the staff made us feel welcome and that they appreciated our patronage. The rooms are beautifully decorated, truly a delightful dining experience. Looking forward to a return visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Judy, Thank you so much for your kind words. We truly loved having you with us on Saturday and look forward to your return. Thanks again. Bonnie

    • Erica

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      Beautiful place! Wonderful and friendly staff!! Delicious food. Deserving 1st place for sure.

      Tearoom response:

      Erica, Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Amber

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      My mother, sister and I have been coming here for a few years. Love the atmosphere and the food is always delicious.

      Tearoom response:

      Amber, As always we look forward to seeing you again. We always enjoy your visits. Bonnie

    • Gretchen

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      Had a great experience at Front Porch with some girl friends last evening. The Snowflake tea was amazing! I ended up purchasing some and I am drinking it as we speak. The High Tea was great- we loved the pumpkin soup and the salad dressing was to die for. Such a fun and little unique tea room.

      Tearoom response:

      Gretchen, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. The Pumpkin Soup is everyones favorite as well as the Snowflake Tea and the Salad Dressing. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Ann Shoemaker

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      A very special tearoom where the presentation is beautiful and the food is delicious. Love the people here. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

      Tearoom response:

      Ann, We are so happy that you chose to visit our tea room and even happier that you enjoyed yourself. Bonnie

    • Abby

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      Beautiful place. Great food. Friendly service.

      Tearoom response:

      Abby, Thank you so much for your comments. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Karen

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      I enjoyed my experience immensely. The staff was friendly, attentive, and fun. and the food was excellent! The 3 teas we tried were delicious: Snowflake, a black tea with coconut and almond (and I don't like coconut) was surprisingly great. Winter Nog, a warm and cinnamony flavor was my favorite. and Sleighbell, a very fruity blend was light. We were a private party and it was very relaxing to sit and chat, visit around the tables, browse and shop each room, and never be rushed and be served when we were ready! It was a delightful way to spend a Christmas season Saturday afternoon!

      Tearoom response:

      Karen, Wow! What can I say. Thank you soooo much for your fantastic comments. We would love to see you all again in the near future. Bonnie

    • Chris newcomer

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      We've been here several times and the food and service are always great!

      Tearoom response:

      Chris, As always a great pleasure to see you and serve you. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Max W.

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      Great tea, excellent service, and a great atmosphere. Food was spectacular too. And this is a highly positive review coming from a man you would expect to find spending free time fishing, not sipping tea!

      Tearoom response:

      Max, We are always happy to serve a gentleman and are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Bonnie

    • sally rush

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      What a great tea room, sensory overload and that is a good thing. You are visually stunned by the beautifully decorated rooms. Then the food, everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Next shopping great gifts for Christmas or maybe I'll have to go back again to buy something for me. The staff was attentive and on point throughout my experience. Can't wait to return and I will spread the word about this great tea room. Keep up the great work very deserving of 1st in PA.😊

      Tearoom response:

      Sally, My goodness, thank you so much for your comments. We hope to see you back in the Spring when the tea room is decorated for spring and the garden is filled with approximately 25,000 to 35,000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Again, thanks so much. Bonnie

    • Lynette Eisenhuth

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      I have been a patron of The Front Porch Tea Room for over 10 years. I have visited several other tea rooms in the past, and always seem to compare it to The Front Porch. You just can't beat the atmosphere, the hospitality and the food. I had an opportunity last fall to start working at The Front Porch Tea Room and now I get to enjoy it even more. Thank you Bonnie!!

      Tearoom response:

      Lynette, We are so happy to have you with us. Bonnie

    • Jennifer Hartman

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      My daughter (8 years old) and I enjoyed a mother/daughter time together for breakfast on Black Friday morning. The ladies (hostesses) were so delightful, pleasant and welcoming. The food was exceptional- flavorful and just the right temperature for enjoying each item. The teas were numerous and delicious. Decorated for the Christmas holiday, the tea room was an inviting, warm and comfortable setting to relax with one another. It was my daughter's first time in the tea room and she had a fabulous time. She is ready to go back again!

      Tearoom response:

      Jennifer, Thank you so much for introducing your daughter to tea rooms. We have had many young ladies that have had their first tea with us and now are still celebrating tea with us as they come home from college. Thanks again. Bonnie

    • LIsa

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      It was my first visit to this tea room and I loved it! I have recently moved to the area and love going to tea rooms. This time I went with two other friends from out of town. We have visited several other tea rooms in MD and PA and this one makes the top of my list. I will definitely return. They serve a wonderful selection of loose tea leaves (which is the best kind, in my opinion). The atmosphere was perfect and it was beautifully decorated for Christmas.

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa, Thank you so much for choosing our tea room to have tea with your friends. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return. Bonnie

    • lucy

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      Loved it! Took a group of 10 ladies. The food was delicious! Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Definitely will be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Lucy, Thank you so much for your comments. We have such fun decorating for the different seasons. Bonnie

    • Pam

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      We enjoyed visiting today. I thought it was even prettier than the last time we visited several years ago. The food was good, especially the salad and the desserts. It was easy drive from Shrewsbury, PA. We plan to come back soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Pam, Thanks so much for your comments and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Jan

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      Our club visited The Front Porch Tea Room late on a Saturday morning. We enjoyed ourselves immensely from the fabulous tea to the great shopping. Although the entire experience was wonderful, my favorite was the chocolate tea. All the teas and all 6 courses were delicious.

      Tearoom response:

      Jan, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Chasity

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      Everything is so beautiful here!! Delicious food and a fun shop! Thanks ladies!!

      Tearoom response:

      Chasity, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. Bonnie

    • Sonia S.

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      This was my second visit to the tearoom. What a wonderful experience! The meal was fantastic and the service was super!

      Tearoom response:

      Sonia, So glad you came back. Hopefully we can get to see you over the Holidays as we serve our most famous soup, Pumpkin Soup with Bourbon Croutons. Bonnie

    • Joyce Wagner

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      Today was my first time to The Front Porch Tea Room...and it won't be the last. I'm already thinking of who else I want to invite to come along the next time! I loved it!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Joyce, Thank you so much for picking The Front Porch for your first tea. We also look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • D Martin

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      Had a wonderful birthday high tea. Highly recommended!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • tammy moon

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      i love the front porch people are friendly and food is so good cant wait to go back

      Tearoom response:

      Tammy, I do have a great staff and am so glad you enjoyed your food. We look forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Shannon

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      My Mom and I visited Front Porch Tearoom for breakfast tea. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We plan to visit again soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Shannon, I am so glad you enjoyed your breakfast and look forward to seeing you for one of our High Teas.Thanks so much for the kind words. Bonnie

    • Robin

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      My mom and I had a delightful and relaxing high tea today at The Front Porch Tearoom! The food was delicious and the atmosphere lovely 😊 I will definitely go back!

      Tearoom response:

      Robin, It is great when you can spend quality time with Mom and we enjoy having daughters who do this. Glad you like our food and look forward to seeing you in the near future. Bonnie

    • debbie kissinger

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      What a lovely gem of a tearoom. The house is beautifully decorated including hand painted murals on the walls. The front porch swing was a perfect place to continue our conversation after tea. The tea itself was just excellent from salad to scones, luscious peach soup, yummie finger sandwiches and desserts. We had a blueberry lavender tea(hot) and a cold peach ice tea which were wonderful with our various courses. We will definitely visit this tea room again.

      Tearoom response:

      Debbie, Wow! What can I say. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and do hope you can come back and enjoy the changing of the seasons with us. Christmas is really a magical time and our Pumpkin Soup with Bourbon Croutons gets rave reviews. Bonnie

    • Jody Myers

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      Always a great time and wonderful food. The staff is on point.

      Tearoom response:

      Jody, Thank you so much for your very kind comments and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Diane

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      What a delightful experience. The Front Porch Tearoom is decorated with typical tea room decorations. Hats are available is you like to dine wearing one. There were not a lot of tea choices but we had one of the best teas we ever tasted. The food was excellent. The salad was a show stopper, the best. Everything was great including our hostesses. We will definitely be going back to The Front Porch Tearoom.

      Tearoom response:

      Diane, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really do appreciate it. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit . You mentioned that we did not have a lot of tea choices. Did you not see the list with 15 different teas listed on your table? We also have about another 25 tea in our pantry if you did not like these choices. Next time please ask the servers for a bigger selection and they will help you. Looking forward to seeing you again. Bonnie

    • Pam

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      The Tearoom was nicely decorated, drawing you from one room to the next. Every wall, niche, and space brought your eye to the paintings, hand crafted items , personal items (scarves, jewelry, etc) & the many teas (of course)! Having to stay w/a decaf tea I was very happy to see the many choices. My favorite was 'Polar Fire' The food was served in a non-rushed atmosphere (we were there for 2 hrs.)with soothing music playing in the background. All of the food was great but if I had to pick one favorite it would be the chilled Blueberry soup (it was excellent) but their salad w/their own secret dressing comes in @ a close 2nd. We were there for a Sunday afternoon tea on the hottest day of the summer (at least up to that point)! They were so nice to allow us the choice of being outside under a canopy or inside in the AC. (We took the AC!) The staff was very professional and helpful. Our overall experience was a delightful one. If you choose to have your tea inside don't miss taking a walk in the garden.(It's worth your time! This is a place to which we shall return again whether it be for Breakfast or for High Tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Pam, What can I say. Thank you so much for your words of praise. Hopefully this will bring you back time and again. Bye the way my favorite soup is in August. It's Peaches and Cream with Peach Schnapps. Bonnie

    • Sandy Herb

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      My niece and I visited the Front Porch for a girls day out. We were so happy with the entire experience that we are planning on going back in a few weeks. Great food, great tea, great atmosphere.

      Tearoom response:

      Sandy, Thank you so much. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself and I look forward to your return. Bonnie

    • Richelle McCarey

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      I have never been to a tea room before and this was a completely enjoyable experience. The service was impeccable, the food was absolutely amazing and everything around you was beautifully decorated. A fabulous lunch with great friends made even better by an incredible Tea Room...If you've never tried one, this should be your first stop!

      Tearoom response:

      Richelle, I am so happy you chose The Front Porch for your first tea experience. I do look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Kim Schaefer

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      Today was our first visit to the Front Porch Tea Room. It was a delicious meal. The food was excellent and they had great selections. Atmosphere is very pleasant and inviting. The service is outstanding. They make you feel special and are very attentive. We will definitely be returning. Best of luck to you, Bonnie. We will keep you in our prayers.

      Tearoom response:

      Kim, Thanks so much for your kind words. I do have an exceptional staff. Thank you also for your prayers. They mean a lot. Bonnie

    • Melissa Smith

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      We are from Florida here visiting a friend. So very glad she set up the tea. We had a lovely time. The service was superior and the food was delicious. Was a wonderful addition to our vacation.

      Tearoom response:

      Melissa, I too am glad you choose to stop at The Front Porch Tea Room. Next time you are in the area please give us a call. Bonnie

    • laura Rickrode

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      I go to many teas but always return to Front Porch. Decor is lovely food delicious Bonnie n staff are delightful.

      Tearoom response:

      Laura, What a treat it is to see you return time and again. Thanks so much for being a great customer and friend. Bonnie

    • Bernadette Tuscano

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      This tearoom is excellent. Our Red Hat group had a choice of 3 teas from a well-balanced list. Everyone also had a refreshing glass of cold peach tea. The salad was great, mixed greens, fruit, nuts, feta cheese plus a tasty dressing. We had 2 kinds of scones with all the accompaniments. The next course included a choice of a cold (black cherry) or hot (garden vegetable soup. Some in our group chose one or the other, but all agreed they were superb. The sandwiches were also varied and excellent. My favorites were the garlic aioli pinwheel and BLT in a filo cup. Finally we had a choice of desserts. Some had the chocolate peanut butter cake; some had the butter pecan cake, some had the coconut cream cake; one had bread pudding; and one had peppermint mousse. The service was cordial and prompt. We will definitely make a return visit. the whole atmosphere is lovely. We highly recommend The Front Porch Tearoom.

      Tearoom response:

      Bernadette, Thank you so much for bringing your Red Hat Group to the Front Porch Tea Room. We always have a blast with our Red Hatters. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Bonnie

    • Barb Kunkel

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      This was my first experience visiting The Front Porch Tearoom. What a wonderful experience and great atmosphere. Beautiful decor and great hostesses. I will definitely go back again.

      Tearoom response:

      Barb, Thank you so much for your kind words and we are also glad you choose to have tea with us. Looking forward to your return. Bonnie

    • Courts

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      This is one of my most favourite places to have tea. Bonnie Helm is an awesome hostess and even better cook. From the scones to the soups to the desserts, everything is top notch including the wonderful atmosphere. I'm blessed to live down the street from this marvelous tea room. It is well worth any drive to experience the amazing Front Porch Tea Room.

      Tearoom response:

      Courts, My goodness thank you. We are also glad you live near bye and can come frequently to visit us. Thanks again, Bonnie

    • Nanc

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      I keep going back to TFPTR over and over. I guess I should try some other tea rooms, but I just love it here... why mess with perfection!! Also... Bonnie and her staff are so very friendly!

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy, You are the best. We love seeing you each time. Bonnie

    • Meredith

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      Every year, for Mother's Day, my sister and I take our mom out for tea. We have been to many places over the years, but the Front Porch Tearoom is BY FAR the BEST! The food is always delicious and the hospitality is great! The lady that took care of us while we were there for tea, was fabulous and is so sweet! Most recently, we went for the breakfast tea. The casserole was wonderful and the carmel soaked french toast was out of this world. The outside garden was beautiful and full of blooming flowers. I look forward to going back in the near future!

      Tearoom response:

      Meredith, Wow. What can I say. Thank you for all the wonderfui comments. We love hearing from our customers. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Clara Stroup

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      Had a wonderful after noon tea here at The Front Porch Tea Room in Hallan Pa. It is so lovely there this time of the spring season. Saw all the lovely tulips in bloom. And the people that work there are very friendly.

      Tearoom response:

      Clara, Thank you so much for your comments. We love seeing you each time. Bonnie

    • Toni Schreiber

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      We had a wonderful high tea today. Not only was the food simply delicious as usual, but the warm and friendly staff make the experience one to remember. The salted caramel cake deserves rave reviews! Loved the rooibus tea. Cream of mushroom soup was some of the best I have tasted.

      Tearoom response:

      Toni, Wow!! Thanks for the wonderful comments. I do have a great staff. Thanks again. Bonnie

    • Marie Hengst

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      Had a wonderful tea again on April 25th. Service was excellent as always and the food was delicious. Bonnie you have such a wonderful tearoom, my favorite!

      Tearoom response:

      Marie, Thanks so much. It is customers like you that keep us going. Bonnie

    • Donna

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      This was our first visit to a Tea Room and the staff and owner were very pleasant. The decorations were awesome and the table setting was so inviting. The breakfast sweets were served first and they were warm and delicious. The caramel French toast was extremely sweet and rich. The Strata must have had a million calories with the bacon, ham and sausage. It didn't taste fresh and was dry. Both the Strata and the French toast were not hot but room temperature. The teas were awesome. It was a relaxing visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Donna, I am so sorry that you visit was spoiled. The Strata and French Toast are made fresh each time. I can't understand tha it was not hot as it came right out of the oven. I do hope you will try us again in the future. Bonnie

    • Sue

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      Very nice tea, and good breakfast. Egg Strada, excellent, and Caramel French toast was very good also.

      Tearoom response:

      Sue, Thank you so much. Everyone loves these dishes and I would love to change to something else, but my customers keep telling me not to fool with perfection. Bonnie

    • Linda

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      I just returned from the tea house, I had a breakfast tea there. The egg Strada was very good and the CARMEL SOAKED French Toast was so good like a dessert I will surely go back. The atmosphere is so inviting just had a great time.

      Tearoom response:

      Linda, Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We love serving the breakfast. Bonnie

    • Brenda Parker

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      The tea room was beautiful, tea hot in a cozy, and the food was delicious! Best tea room I have been to for the money.

      Tearoom response:

      Brenda, Thanks so much for you lovely comments. Thanks for your ranking us #1. Bonnie

    • Lisa Uhrich

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      I just spent the afternoon with my thirteen year old niece and we had a great time. The food was good, the atmosphere was good and I loved the decorations. Loved the gift shop. Highly recommend The Front Porch Tea Room. It was a lovely afternoon. My favorite was the Chocolate Truffle. Wow!!

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa, So glad you enjoyed yourself. Bring your niece back again. We love having young ladies. Bonnie

    • b bare

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      I just spent a very relaxing tea with my sisters which was ones birthday. we had a great time the tea and food which great and so many choices we each got a different dessert so we could all share and taste the different ones needless to say all was great my favorite was the coconut cream

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks so much for the glowing comments. Bonnie

    • Wendy Simmons

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      The coconut cake was my most favorite today not that any of the food or tea choices were bad because they were not. I'll look forward to my next tea there. Thank you for lovely relaxing afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Wendy, Thank you so much for your comments. Glad you liked the Coconut Cream Cake. Bonnie

    • Pat Thoman

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      This was my first experience at a Tea Room. The food was delicious, great selection of teas, and wonderful service. Totally enjoyed our relaxing High Tea. Can't wait to go back again sometime in the near future.

      Tearoom response:

      Pat, Thanks for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Virginia

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      The tea selection was incredible and always piping hot! Food delicious ! Staff so welcoming !! Highly reccomend this tea room!

      Tearoom response:

      Virginia, Wow!! Thanks for those great comments. Bonnie

    • lisa

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      I visited this tea room for my first tea experience. I had high tea with some friends who had never gone to a tea room,either. I have too say it was fun, relaxing, beautiful and delicious. The service was awesome. I felt like I was visiting a friends home. This tea room is outstanding. It's rated #1 in Pa. And we will all returning in the near future. LOVED IT!!!!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa, I am so glad you tried a tea. It is fun and relaxing. We look forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Leah

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      This was my first experience at tea and it exceeded my expectations. Not only were the variety of teas excellent, but the food was so tasty! Also, the service was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. I definitely recommend to anyone for an event or girls' day!

      Tearoom response:

      Leah, Thank you so much for your thoughts on our tea room. Look forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Stephanie

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      We visited with the ladies from our church small group and had a wonderful time at the breakfast! We learned a lot about the history of High Tea, but the service never felt snobby or stuffy. The staff was fun and friendly and the food was delightful- and the portions were surprisingly hearty!

      Tearoom response:

      Stephanie, Thank you so much for your comments. I also love my staff. Bonnie

    • Marcie A.

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      We come every year to celebrate two birthdays, normally in December but the weather caused us to delay until March 7th. As always, the food was wonderful, decor gorgeous, and the service - superior and pleasant. Three generations of women, we posed for a family photo on the staircase. We've come here for several years and hope to come for several more! Thank you Bonnie.

      Tearoom response:

      Marcie, We are so happy to see you each year celebrating your birthdays. We thank you for the great comments and look forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Cathy Bair

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      Only downfall is an upstairs bathroom. Everything else is great!

      Tearoom response:

      Cathy, So sorry about the bathroom. We have checked about putting one in downstairs, however the price has been prohibitive. Thanks for your understanding. Bonnie

    • Allison Moltz

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      This is our favorite tea room! The food and service is absolutely fantastic!

      Tearoom response:

      Allison, Thanks ever so much for your kind comments. Bonnie

    • Tori

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      Always fun and tasty!

    • Abby Smith

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      It was a great! Enjoyed the tea!

      Tearoom response:

      Abby, So glad you enjoyed the tea. See you in the near future. Bonnie

    • Abigail

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      My friends and I came to the Front Porch Tearoom to celebrate our senior year in high school and it was absolutely fantastic! The owner Bonnie was so sweet and catered to my party in both a professional and amiable manner. The food was delicious and all homemade by Bonnie herself (we ate every bite)! I would suggest this authentic and reasonably priced tearoom to anyone!

      Tearoom response:

      Abigail, Thank you so much for choosing us for your special occasion. I hope this made an impact and we will see you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Shelly

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      Great experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Shelly, Thanks so much am so glad you enjoyed yourself. Bonnie

    • Pam Feliciano

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      I just visited the tearoom with my friend for her birthday and it was a marvelous experience. Everything was delicious, my favorite being the savory tomato cream soup with croutons, the chocolate cranberry scones with clotted cream and the scrumptious chocolate raspberry chambord cake. The snowflake tea was wonderful too! Thanks Bonnie for making Lisa's birthday a very special one at the tea room!

      Tearoom response:

      Pam, Thank you so much for your kind words. We do hope to see you again in the future, possibly to celebrate your birthday? Bonnie

    • Lisa Rabzak

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      As a regular at the Front Porch, I highly recommended it to anyone and everyone! Bonnie and her staff are wonderful and fun and make the whole experience even better. The food is incredible - I have never, ever had one thing that was not excellent. Bonnie's pumpkin soup in November and December is exceptional - most definitely the best soup I have had in my life! Thanks Bonnie for making every visit so special!

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa, As always thanks so much for the kind words. We truly enjoy seeing you each time you visit with us. Bonnie

    • Susan

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      My husband treated me to a quiet and cozy night out. The atmosphere was great for talking and hearing each other. The lighting was dim but not dark. My husband enjoyed his English breakfast tea and I enjoyed the iced peach tea. We each had a bowl of soup, potato my husbands favorite and myself chicken rice with peas. All excellent The pot roast was perfectly done. The staff were friendly and helpful. The owner was friendly and made us feel like old friends. We had carrot cake (my husband said the best he has had in years!) and myself a chocolate with raspberry and white chocolate. We had gone there several years ago for valentines day and my husband thought it would be a nice surprise to revisit. The March menu of chicken and waffles will have us returning with friends. The comfort food menu is a great idea to inspire married couple to go out for a quiet home cooked meal.

      Tearoom response:

      Susan, I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We love having the dinners and the men seem to be overwhelmed at the idea that a tea room actually serves dinners that men enjoy. We look forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Linda Landis

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      The Pot Roast dinner was excellent and the desserts to die for. Our service couldn't be better and the waitress and the owner made us feel very much at home. Definitely going back in March for the Chicken and Waffles.

      Tearoom response:

      Linda, Thank you so much for your fantastic comments. We will be looking for you on March 27th for the Chicken

    • Regina

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      It was my first time ever going to a tea and I was very impressed by the quality of food and the level of service that we received. My friend and I currently work in the restaurant industry and we are pretty picky. But I was in awe at how good ALL of the food tasted. The owner was the only one serving and making the food and she was very attentive and made us feel at home, it felt like we were in England having tea. I loved it and will defiantly go back, Im already thinking of when to go.

      Tearoom response:

      Regina, Coming from 2 chefs makes me feel good that you enjoyed our food. I loved having you and talking with you about the restaurant business. You were both a delight and I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Connie Cieszynski

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      I was impressed with the amount of food given as I sometimes leave Tea Rooms less than full. Especially loved the lemon poppyseed dressing on our salads and the sea Carmel scone. Huge bowl of soup was especially good on this cold afternoon. Owner and servers were very attentive

      Tearoom response:

      Connie, Thank you so much. We loved having you and do look forward to future visits. Bonnie

    • Diane Freundel

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      Excellent all around! And they gladly accommodated a vegetarian.

      Tearoom response:

      Diane, Thank you so much for your comments. We do try to accommodate all food restrictions as long as everyone lets us know of these in advance. So glad we could meet your needs and look forward to more visits. Bonnie

    • D. willand

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      Visited the Front Porch right before Christmas. What a beautiful venue for our little Christmas get together. Food,service,quantity,and quality was outstanding. Will visit this tea room with friends again in the near future. Loved it so much did not want the afternoon to end. A must visit. Doesn't surprise me it is number 1 .

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for that comment. It is folks like you that help us to strive to be better. Stop back in the spring when we have thousands of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in bloom and the tea room is decorated for spring. Bonnie

    • RLC

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      I was part of the group of 10 noted in the review by Kathy Irvin. We had such a super experience at the Front Porch. Very enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere, a great way to unwind at the end of a busy week. The food was excellent and Bonnie and Sharon were so friendly. Our group will be back again. :-)

      Tearoom response:

      Roxanne, We had a great time with your group and really look forward to your next visit. Your group was just great and we had a good time serving you. Thanks again, Bonnie

    • Amanda McCardle

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      Very happy with The Front Porch Tea Room! Absolutely stunning, adorable, delicious-- amazing atmosphere! Had an amazing time with friends and family. Everyone was pleased and we will ALL be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Amanda, Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your return. Bonnie

    • Kelly

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      I went with six other people here for the very first time! I loved it!! Great service, great atmosphere, I will be back for sure! Our new family/friend tradition!! Thanks again ladies!!

      Tearoom response:

      Kelly, We really did have a great time and look forward to your return. Thanks to everyone in your group. Bonnie

    • Kathy Irvin

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      I went to the Front Porch tea house with nine of my friends and had a fantastic time. The staff was gracious and kind. The food was great especially the dessert. The atmosphere was perfect. We will definitely plan to return in the spring.

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy, We look forward to seeing you and your group again. You all were a delight. Bonnie

    • Shalon Himes

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      I went to the front porch for the first time December 6th. It was decorated so beautiful for Christmas. The food was excellent and so was the staff. I will be returning in the future.

    • Diane Strwart

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      This is a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is charming, the food delicious, the service is friendly and the variety and quality of the tea is exceptional. We have been to this tea Room several times and each time is a great experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Diane, Wow! Thanks so much for your gracious comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Patricia Pena

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      Love this tearoom, food is expertly prepared and served. Artfully displayed on platter. And variety of teas mAkes you want to try them all and we managed polish off about 5 pots! Will make the trip back soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Patricia, Thanks so much for your kind words. We have a lot more teas for your group to try. Bonnie

    • Barbara Colvin

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      Great time with friends. Both food and service was excellent. The tea room was beautifully decorated for Christmas and lots of gifts available for purchase. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon! Barbara

      Tearoom response:

      Barbara, Thanks so much for your kind words. I am very happy you enjoyed our tea servings. Bonnie

    • Mary Jane Miller

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      Our high tea experience was wonderful at the Front Porch. The food was served beautifully and was a treat to enjoy. Our service was outstanding and the decorations were lovely. A memorable event! Thank you so much, Mary Jane

      Tearoom response:

      Mary Jane, Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy you enjoyed the Christmas decorations as well as the food. Bonnie

    • jennifer kelly

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      FANTASTIC!!

      Tearoom response:

      Jennifer, Thanks so much. We look forward to seeing you again real soon. Bonnie

    • Nancy

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      Went to the Front Porch for the first time on Friday 11/29 even though I am from York County and have been to many other tearooms. The food was exceptional and the decor is beautiful. The only bad thing was having to choose from two wonderful soups and just one of the 6-8 yummy desserts. We enjoyed it so much my daughter and I went back on Sunday for the Open House and had dessert and tea again. We are already planning our next tea time.

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy, Wow thank you for those great comments. Glad you liked the soups and desserts,. Bonnie

    • Janet

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      a wonderful experience. Great value.

      Tearoom response:

      Janet, Thank you so much for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Bonnie

    • Linda Pekala

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

      Tearoom response:

      Linda, Thank you for the lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you at one of our up-coming events. Bonnie

    • Elvie MacFarland

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      My 2 companions and I have enjoyed taking tea at many places on the East Coast and eagerly anticipated visiting the Front Porch and enjoying our experience. The venue is absolutely charming and Victorian. We were immediately escorted to our table where our salads were plated and awaiting our arrival. Delicious! However, we were very dissappointed to discover that we all had to decide on one variety of tea for the table to share versus each patron receiving their own pot of tea. The varieties of tea were plentiful. We next received our scones served on one serving dish with two skimpy scones per patron. The scones were soft and presented more like Pillsbury cookie dough. We were dissappointed at not receiving a 3 tier proper tea presentation as much as we were with the scones. Next we received our bowls of soup which were delicious but odd to be served after the scones. Our sandwich plate was delivered after the soup, 9 sandwiches on one luncheon plate. They were good but not special. After soup we were encouraged to pick a dessert from the menu of several choices which we had boxed to take with us. Our server was asked twice for water before we received it in a room with only 2 other occupied tables. The owner visited our table but in our opinion stayed too long telling and selling us on the Front Porch. The tea was $23 per person and is in line with what other tea rooms charge but honestly We felt it was overpriced for the value we received. The owner explained she doesn't give guests their own pot due to her lack of tea pots.....hmmmm. It was okay but the variety, and the presentation, in our opinion was severely lacking. Go for the decor and salad.

      Tearoom response:

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

    • Patty

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      My mom and I visited this tearoom today to celebrate her 80th birthday. What an enjoyable visit! The food was excellent and we especially enjoyed the wide variety of teas available. Thank you so much for the memorable celebration!

      Tearoom response:

      Patty, Thank you so much for reviewing The Front Porch. I am so happy that we could help you celebrate your Mom's Birthday. We wish her many more. Bonnie

    • Lori

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      Just back from another wonderful tea at the Front Porch. Have been going there for years and never disappointed. You never leave there hungry, for sure. The service is great and the food is always wonderful. Scones were still warm - fresh out of the oven - Yum Yum. The salad, soup, sandwiches, scones, dessert and tea were all delicious. Also, their special events are so fun. Will be going to the Teddy Bear Tea with my niece again this year - she had such fun last year. My favorite tea room!

      Tearoom response:

      Lori, I am so glad you enjoy your visits with us. We love seeing our regulars return, it makes us feel as though we are doing something right. Looking forward to seeing you at The Teddy Bear Tea. Bonnie

    • Nancy Butcher

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      Just got back from another wonderful expreience at the Front Porch Tea Room. With a wide variety of teas to chose from and a delicious selection of food, this is always a favorite place to come back to.

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We love seeing you each time you return. Bonnie

    • s daughtery

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      I can't express enough, how wonderful an experience this was for us. I traveled some distance to find this gem of tea room. The food was excellent as well as presentation and explanation of each course as it was served. The service provided was friendly and competent. I felt like I was visiting family. That's how I was treated. Overall this little gem should not be overlooked. A beautiful experience

      Tearoom response:

      Wow, Thank you so much for the glowing review and do hope that we will see you again in the future. Folks like you make us keep trying to even get better. Bonnie

    • Pam

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      Excellent tea room! I have been to many tea rooms and this is one of the best! It is very charming, food is wonderful, a wide-variety of teas to choose from and great service.

      Tearoom response:

      Pam, Thank you so much for your kind review and we do look forward to seeing you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Linda

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      My friend and I like to visit different tea rooms. This was our first time here and her birthday. The tea room is charming, the food delicious and the service outstanding! Definitely some place to return and not only have tea, but try their breakfast, dinner, etc.!

      Tearoom response:

      Linda, Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your return. Bonnie

    • Jacquie Jinks

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

      Tearoom response:

      Jacquie, Wow what can I say? I am so very glad you enjoyed your visit with The Front Porch and look forward to many more. Bonnie

    • A. R. Barnhart

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      This is without a doubt the 'go to' tearoom experience for overall excellence.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Bonnie

    • Rose

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

      Tearoom response:

      Rose, Thank you so much, we really enjoyed your group and look forward to their return. Bonnie

    • Natalie willis

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      Excellent tea room. Beautiful inside and out and the food and staff was fabulous!

      Tearoom response:

      Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to review our tea room. I am so glad you liked your visit. Bonnie

    • Rebecca

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      I completely understand why this tea room is rated #1 in Pennsylvania! We were traveling through and I hope to visit again. My husband and son came with me and both liked it! Although they did ask me not to tell their friends they enjoyed a tea room. :-)

      Tearoom response:

      Rebecca, Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope your trip to the New England states was a very enjoyable one and the trip home to Georgia is equally safe and memorable. Bonnie

    • Cindy

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      My first visit to the Front Porch Tea Room and I will be back. Love the atmosphere, food, and tea. The iced peach tea was refreshing and tasted like fresh peaches. A nice, relaxing high tea with a friend.

      Tearoom response:

      Cindy, Thank you so much for such kind words. We hope to see you again in the future. Bonnie

    • Chris

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      Wonderful tea Room! Very Accommodating to allergies and intolerance to specific foods. The ladies went above and beyond to make the tea a special event for my Mom's birthday :) Thank you!

      Tearoom response:

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

    • Jackie shuman

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      Love it

      Tearoom response:

      Jackie, Thank you so much for your review of our tearoom and we look forward to seeing ypou again in the future. Bonnie

    • Tanya Lewis

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      We had such a nice time at tea today. The staff is wonderful and food was excellent!! A wonderful day spent with family!

      Tearoom response:

      Tanya, Thank you so much for reviewing the Front Porch Tea Room. Looking forward to your next visit. Bonnie

    • Gwen

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      Best place to go for a truly luscious and elegant tea. Food is so good and if you leave hungry it is your fault for sure. Staff is pleasant and surroundings are comfortable.

      Tearoom response:

      Gwen, Thank you so much for you kind words. I hope to see you again on the near future. Bonnie

    • Julie

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      Love, love, love The Front Porch tearoom!! This is ALWAYS our favorite place to visit for all of our special occasions!!

      Tearoom response:

      Julie,<BR> Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Hopefully we will always meet your expectations.<BR> Bonnie

    • Caroline Rudacille

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

      Tearoom response:

      Caroline,<BR> Welcome to York, PA. I am so glad we could give you a good experience. I am looking forward to future visits. Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Jennifer Evans

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      I LOVE this place. The service and food is WONDERFUL!!!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Jennifer,<BR> Thank you so much for your wonderful comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jen

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      A wonderful experience! We neglected to make reservations but they were able to joyfully accommodate us! So wonderful and the staff is so incredibly nice.

      Tearoom response:

      Jen,<BR> So glad we could accommodate you. It is always tricky when you just stop by but we do our best to seat everyone if we can. Glad you enjoyed your visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kitty C

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      The Front Porch is an ideal setting for a bridal shower. Bonnie is an exceptional and very gracious hostess, allowing us to spend all afternoon enjoying each other's company without feeling rushed or hurried...she is very welcoming and accommodating. The food was delicious and beautifully presented...staff is friendly and courteous. We will all have special long-lasting memories of our afternoon at the Front Porch.

      Tearoom response:

      Kitty,<BR> We really enjoyed having you and your group and are very happy to help you make great memories.<BR> Bonnie

    • Debbie Thim

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

      Tearoom response:

      Debbie,<BR> How can I say thank you for such great comment. Thank you Thank You Thank You.<BR> Bonnie

    • Carol E.

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      We had such a lovely visit to The Front Porch today! We were greeted warmly. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. I look forward to returning very soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> Thank you so much for your great comments. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Laura Waples

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      My daughter and I had a lovely visit today! Beautiful interior and gardens! The food and teas were yummy and the service was great!

      Tearoom response:

      Laura,<BR> So glad you had a great experience and my food was what you were expecting. Thanks again for the lovely comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Doris DeJonge

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      What a treat we had at The Front Porch today. Beautiful ambience, delicious teas and food, lovely gardens, great service and good friends. Couldn't have been better. I made two reservations to return this month for breakfast and a High Tea. Thank you for this memorable experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Doris,<BR> What a great treat you were. We also look forward to your return.<BR> Bonnie

    • s. shue

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      Always a relaxing visit. Good food, tea and of course nothing better than sharing it with good friends. My favorite place for high tea. None better. Love The Front Porch Tea Room

      Tearoom response:

      S. Shue,<BR> Thank you so much for your great comments. I look forward to your next visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Nancy K

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

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> What a delight you are. we truly look forward to seeing you each month. You are more than a customer, you are a friend.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kim

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      Love Front Porch Tea Room! Always go for High Tea and love the food. The salad is the high point for me. There is always a variety of choices. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the garden is beautiful. I have had two parties here (one just this past weekend) and they have both been beautiful successful events thanks to Front Porch Tea Room.

      Tearoom response:

      Kim,<BR> Thank you so much for your very kind words. I know I have a great staff and am happy when they are acknowledged. Thanks again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Donna

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      Have had several high teas here and have never been disappointed. The refreshing cold peach tea was very good and the cold cherry soup was also delicious. All the food was good. Our server was friendly and made us feel special. Can't wait to go back .

      Tearoom response:

      Donna,<BR> I am so glad you keep coming back to us and look forward to your next visit. Glad you like that Peach Tea. It is good.<BR> Bonnie

    • Sarah

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      What a delightful afternoon. I've never been to a tea room before and wasn't sure what to expect. We started out picking fun hats to wear, then gathered at a cozy table in the back room of the Victorian house in which the tea room is located. The food was very good. I loved the salad with its fruit-flavored poppy seed vinaigrette (I believe), candied pecans and dried cherries(?); the caramel sea salt and the raspberry white chocolate scones; and the tiramisu cake in particular; but the very best thing I had was the yellow peach iced tea. It's one of the best teas I've ever drunk. (The other two courses were soup and sandwiches.) The staff was wonderful, very friendly and helpful (especially when taking photos on the front porch afterwards). We weren't rushed at all. If you are looking for a unique, fun, relaxing experience, you should try the Front Porch Tea Room. (And don't forget to check out the gift shop upstairs.)

      Tearoom response:

      Wow!!!! Sarah how do I say thank you for such kind words. I am very happy you chose The Front Porch to have your first tea and look forward to your next visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Heather

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      Best tiramisu I ever had. And even my daughter likes their teas

      Tearoom response:

      Heather,<BR> Thank you so much for your comments and we are very glad you liked our newest creation our Tiramisu Cake. It is getting great reviews.<BR> Bonnie

    • Alaina

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      The staff was excellent, the decor and general environment were beautiful. They were fairly accommodating for my dietary concerns. The hat selection was fun as well.

      Tearoom response:

      Alaina,<BR> So glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your next visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Heather Ditch

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      Excellent experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Heather,<BR> Thank you so much, I am happy that you indeed had an excellent experience.<BR> Bonnie

    • Suzanne

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      Delicious food and amazing tea!

      Tearoom response:

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

    • Linda

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      Great time

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> Thank you for reviewing us and your comments are indeed important to us, I am very happy that you had a great time.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kiersten Bell

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      Wonderful food and atmosphere. We had a great time celebrating birthdays!

      Tearoom response:

      Kiersten,<BR> we are very happy when folks pick The Front Porch tom celebrate special occasions with us. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Dianne

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      This was my second visit to The Front Porch and I have to say it didn't disappoint. The food was just as fresh and tasty as I remember from my first visit. Today I brought a group of ladies that I work with and they enjoyed it as well. It was nice to come in the spring to see the gardens this time.

      Tearoom response:

      Diane,<BR> I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks so much for your compliments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Joy

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

      Tearoom response:

      Joy,<BR> I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us as we enjoyed having you. I do look forward to your next visit. Thanks for all your great comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Dana

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

      Tearoom response:

      Dana,<BR> We really did enjoy your visit as well. We had a good conversation and loved meeting you for the first time. I do hope we will see you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Krista Davis

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      I have been here four or five times now, but this was the first time I was able to bring my daughter. I was aware of the age request from The Front Porch (must be 5-years-old), and can absolutely appreciate why they have it. It's a small Victorian house with lots of breakables and a quiet, serene ambiance - not really the appropriate place for the very littles. My daughter is now 7, though, and we both thoroughly enjoyed our 'girls tea time.' The food, as always, was superb. The salad dressing is so amazing! Everything was so flavorful, and there was such a variety that was offered. I left stuffed. And the tea - SO good. The peach iced tea was the best I've ever tasted. Our selections for the hot tea were a cinnamon vanilla and spiced chai, both of which were so good. The employees are always so nice and accommodating. They were all so sweet to my little girl, too. Even though I live a good 45 minutes away, and there are tea rooms much closer to home, I've never been to any of them, because I'd much rather travel further for what I'm 100% sure will be a postiive experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Krista,<BR> Thank you ever so much for your wonderful and understanding comments. We always enjoy having young ladies with us so that they can learn about teas. We look forward to you and your daughters return.<BR> Bonnie

    • Wendy Johnson

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      A perfect setting for a baby shower. Looking forward to going back for casual outing with friends. The yellow peach tea is highly recommended!

      Tearoom response:

      Wendy,<BR> Thank you so much for your comments. We really enjoyed serving this great bunch of gals.<BR> Bonnie

    • Melissa

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

      Tearoom response:

      Melissa,<BR> What a wonderful delight you and your little girls are and how we enjoy seeing you at the tea room. Thank you for introducing your young ladies to the tea experience. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and we look forward to your next visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Janet

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      I have been to this tea room before and don't remember it being any different than any tea experience that I have had before. Today however was not as good. They offered two tea selections and both were flavored teas of which I do not like. They did offer to make me a different tea of which I picked a plain black tea. It has a funny taste to it so asked for a darjeeling which had a spicy taste similar to the chai tea that was one of their offerings of the day. The salad was really good and the soup was fine. Scones were brought out next and were very good but I didn't care for the sandwich selections. It guess the tea just really set the tone for tea today which wasn't good.

      Tearoom response:

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

    • Bridget H.

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      This is my third time at the Front Porch, and since it's quite a distance from our home, it's been years since we've been there. However, I really wanted to take my mom, as she was visiting PA for Mother's Day. She (and I) enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks again, Bonnie.

      Tearoom response:

      Bridget,<BR> I am so happy you brought your mother for Mother's Day Tea. These are very special times to be spent with our mothers. I am glad she enjoyed herself and thank you for letting me know.<BR> Bonnie

    • s. smeltzer

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      Was there recently with a friend. As always the place was fabulous. The new decor is just perfect. Loved it before, love it even more. Service, food, presentation always top notch. The best. The service is outstanding. Always feel like I was invited into someone's home when at the front porch tea room. Love talking, eating, with friends. You can do that here it is quiet and relaxing. The gardens are beautiful. You can tell Bonnie has a love of what she does. See you soon your open house was very nice.

      Tearoom response:

      Sandy,<BR> Thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments. We love seeing you each time you visit with us and truly look forward to the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Pat Myers

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

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> <BR> We have truly enjoyed watching Sierra grow into the beautiful young lady she has become. As always we truly enjoy visiting with the both of you and look forward to your next visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Linda Eichmann

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      Was there today with my friend for her birthday. Have been going to the Front Porch since 2001. Went with girls from work, church, my daughter, friends etc. I have been to at least 4 other tea rooms, and the Front Porch is the best in atmosphere, quality of food, preparation, ambience, and service. So much better than the Victorian Tea Parlor in Spring Grove, where the service was terrible, more expensive etc. The owner, Bonnie Helm, is very gracious as her hostess is also. Always feel welcomed and at home. The flowers are especially beautiful this time of year. As I said previously,for the money, quality, atmosphere, this Victorian home is the place to go!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> It is always a real treat to see you. We feel that you have become a close friend and a member of The front Porch family. Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Pat

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      We are a group of four 'Tea Ladies' who enjoy real tea rooms. This was a first trip to the FPTR but will not be our last. The décor was a lovely Victorian, large selection of teas and we felt more like guests in Bonnie's home than her business. If the tea room was a little closer we would be there quite frequently. Thanks, Bonnie for a wonderful afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> What a delight your group was and we also look forward to seeing you again. It is such a treat to meet great new folks who really do like tea and tearooms. Thanks for the lovely comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Marie

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      My friend has never been to tea, she LOVED EVERYTHING about the experience and we are coming back for breakfast in May. So glad I brought her here for her first tea experience. As always, the food, tea, service and ambiance were first rate!

      Tearoom response:

      Marie,<BR> We look forward to your first experience with breakfast. Come hungry Thanks for your great comments.<BR> Bonnie.

    • Rheanna W

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      My first tea room experience, and I think I may be spoiled! Wonderful ambiance, food was excellent and made from scratch, and altogether wonderful. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

      Tearoom response:

      Rheanna,<BR> What a treat you gave us in choosing The Front Porch for your 1st tea room experience and I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you many more times in the future. Thank you for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Denise W

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      Absolutely lovely quaint and cozy ambiance. Food is all made from scratch and excellent, with generous portions that are uncommon to most tea rooms. Highly recommend this amazing tea room a excellent York County treasure.

      Tearoom response:

      Denise, <BR> I am so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to many more. Thanks for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Nedette Otterbein

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      It is so much more than a tea room. It is a unique place in our community that brings together a beautiful historical location with great service, great food and a place to enjoy a leisurely meal with your family and friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Nedette,<BR> Thank you so much for your great review of our tea room. <BR> Bonnie

    • Matt Herrick

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

      Tearoom response:

      Matt,<BR> I am so glad we finally got to see you and your wife for one of our dinners. I really appreciated the kind remarks. I do have a great staff and a wonderful chef. Hopefully we will see you again in thew future, maybe for one of our Comfort Food Dinners.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jeremiah Schaffner

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      The Valentine dinners at the Front Porch Tea room were a delight. The food was excellent, the ambiance romantic, and the service staff friendly. Will hopefully be returning soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Jeremiah,<BR> Thank you so much for the kind words. We love having folks such as yourself and your wife.<BR> Bonnie

    • Denise K.

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

      Tearoom response:

      Denise,<BR> What can I say, your kind remarks are overwhelming. Thank you so much and we look forward to your return.<BR> Bonnie

    • Marian

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

      Tearoom response:

      Marian,<BR> Thank you ever so much for the lovely words. We also have a great time watching everyone else enjoying our tea room. We really look forward to your next visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Cindy Andruscavage

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      Everything was about the place was perfect! The snow flake tea was to perfection. The food was a great combination of flavors and tastes!

      Tearoom response:

      Cindy,<BR> What a treat it is to see you. We truly love our regular customers and you are soooo special<BR> Bonnie

    • Chris Noel

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      Best tea house in the area!!

      Tearoom response:

      Chris,<BR> What can I say, thank you so much for giving us that honor.<BR> Bonnie

    • Diane

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      This was my second trip to the Front Porch Tea Room...the food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful!! My friends and I had a lovely afternoon, visiting and enjoying the hospitality of the Front Porch! The salad dressing is out of this world!

      Tearoom response:

      Diane,<BR> Thank you for your kind words. We love trying to come up with things to tempt your tastebuds' I know my staff loves all of our customers, Thanks again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Sara Frantz

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      We(a group of 7 girlfriends/family) just had a fantasic visit to The Front Porch last night!! The food was amazing as it always is! You must go when Bonnie has Pumpkin soup with burbon crutones, it's to die for!!! Bonnie and her staff are friendly and so much fun. It's all decorated for the holiday season, so much creativity and beauty!! We had such a great time relaxing and just being silly and catching up together. We will be back agin!

      Tearoom response:

      Sara,<BR> We truly look forward to having your group each time. You all are a real delight. Looking forward to your next trip.<BR> Bponnie

    • Bonnie Wolgamuth

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

      Tearoom response:

      Bonnie,<BR> Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I do have the best staff anywhere. Thanks again .<BR> Bonnie

    • Charlotte Butler

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      I always enjoy my visits to The Front Porch Tea Room. Whenever I invite New people to visit with me, Bonnie always me feel like it is my 'first visit'! The food and services is always excellent. Her menu is very creative!

      Tearoom response:

      Charlotte,<BR> I am always happy to see returning customers. It means alot to me. Thanks for your very kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • jeannie carbajal

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

      Tearoom response:

      Jeannie,<BR> What can I say. WOW what a review. Thank you so much I am really glad you enjoyed yourself and liked our food. We keep trying to come up with new and different foods for everyone to try. I really look forward to your next visit.<BR> Bonnie

    • Connie

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      This is my favorite tearoom!!! I took three ladies who have never been before and they had a wonderful time. Bonnie is a delight and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. In my opinion this should be number 1. Her salad dressing as well as the salad was delicious. The sandwiches, scones with a choice of clotted cream, lemon, curd and strawberry were all fresh and scrumptious. We had a hot tea that was almond flavored and we were offered a wonderful peach ice tea. This was my 5th time and won't be my last. We strolled though the gardens and the flowers were lovely also. Such a relaxing place. 8/15/13

      Tearoom response:

      Connie,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your fantastic review. If I ever changed that salad dressing I would be in serious trouble with our customers. I am glad you took time to wander in the gardens. We look forward to your next visit with us.<BR> Bonnie

    • Sierra Stabley

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      I just got home from another WONDERFUL tea at the front porch! My grandma and I have been going to Front Porch as our favorite tea room for over 10 years now. We have tried many other tea rooms, and none compare to the Front Porch! The owner, Bonnie, makes all the delicious foods from scratch and adds her creative flair to each and every course. The front porch is well-worth every penny! I'm looking forward to my next visit :)

      Tearoom response:

      Sierra,<BR> What a great pleasure it has been to watch you grow from a young school student to a college lady. You have such a wonderful relationship with your grandmother. It is truly a pleasure to have you visit with us each year.<BR> Bonnie

    • Rae Pentz

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      It's been too long since I've visited, but need to come real soon! Love this place!

      Tearoom response:

      Rae,<BR> I do hope you can keep coming back for a long time. We miss you when you are not with us.<BR> Bonnie

    • Marilyn

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      Visisted the Front Porch Tea Room yesterday for the 3rd. time with 5 other ladies. Delighted for a beautiful experience as I was in the past. The service, food and atmosphere is supurb. Thanks to Bonnie and Staff

      Tearoom response:

      Marilyn<BR> I am so happy to hear that you all enjoyed yourself. I do hope to see you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Deanna Shank

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      My first time at the Front Porch Tea Room and we (a group of six ladies) had a wonderful time. Food, atmosphere, service were all excellent. And the hats were fun.

      Tearoom response:

      Deanna,<BR> I am so glad that the 6 of you had a good time. Thanks so much for the lovely comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jennie

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      Just love our trips from Hanover, Pa. to visit this wonderful tearoom. I have friends from Maryland that are hoping to join me for a trip soon. Lovely tea with great food. see ya soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Jennie,<BR> Thanks for making that trip to Hallam. I do look forward to seeing you again with your friends from Maryland. We love when our customers return for more tea. Thanks for your comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • T. Gallagher

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      Wonderful tea room, great atmosphere, food was amazing, staff was just terrific! Highly recommend :-)

      Tearoom response:

      Tawny,<BR> Thank you so much for a lovely review. Hope to see you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Andrea Loughlin

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      Wonderful place for tea. Great service and atmosphere.

      Tearoom response:

      Andrea,<BR> I am so glad you liked us. I know I have a wonderful staff.<BR> Thanks,<BR> Bonnie

    • Ashleigh Mitchell

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      Amazing! My only regret is that we failed to visit here sooner. Wonderful food, excellent service and a warm, personal touch. We will continue to celebrate our family's special events like Mother's Day,Anniversaries and Birthdays's at the Front Porch!

      Tearoom response:

      Ashleigh,<BR> <BR> Glad you finally made it to The Front Porch. We love all our new people that have never been here before. I do hope you come back soon even if its just with a girl friend to visit and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Thanks so much for the compliment on our tea room.<BR> Thanks<BR> Bonnie

    • Kathy Lesher

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      Breakfast with good friends, sharing memories of past visits to The Front Porch, enjoying great food, talking to Bonnie, our 'hostess with the mostess.' One can tell she loves her job. She and our server were SO accomodating. We have been there many times now and are treated just like family. Recommend this tea room to all who want to sit, relax, and enjoy! Thanks, Bonnie.

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy,<BR> Thank you so much for your wonderful response. How can we help loving our job with wonderful customers like you?<BR> Bonnie

    • Amy

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

      Tearoom response:

      Amy,<BR> Thank you so much for that glowing review. We love having happy customer like you and hope to see you in the near future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Nancy

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      My two daughters and I had our Annual (belated) Mother's Day Tea today. We love coming to the Front Porch Tea Room. The hats, tea, food, atmosphere and staff are always a delight. See you again next year!

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> <BR> Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us it is always a treat. We have hundreds of memories from this one celebration. Thanks again for including us in yours.<BR> Bonnie

    • Pat

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      Had a grand time. Food was delicious, presentation beautiful. Service was timely and efficient. Hats to wear while having tea added to the atmosphere. Decorated in a Victorian style just adds to the charm. Can't wait to go back and try their breakfast.

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> Thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Joann Rigby 7/11/13

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

      Tearoom response:

      Joann,<BR> I am so glad you had the time to walk through our gardens and that you really enjoyed your tea. We do hope you can return again for another season at The Front Porch.<BR> Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Ann B. Campbell

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      we had our daughter's engagement party at the Front Porch Tea Room. The Victorian theme is awesome. The food is unique and delicious. Bonnie and her staff have planned fabulous ideas...the hats that you wear when you dine, the outstanding menu, and the beautiful gift shop. My hat's of to the Front Porch Tea Room!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Ann, I am so happy that you enjoyed yourself for your daughter's shower and really happy you enjoyed The Front Porch.<BR> Thanks so much,<BR> Bonnie

    • stephanie smith

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      We had a fabulous time celebrating my grandmothers 88th birthday! We LOVED wearing the hats! Such a charming experience! The food and tea were wonderful!

      Tearoom response:

      What a treat. We love when someone celebrates their birthday with us. It is so much fun.<BR> Thanks again, Bonnie

    • Sara

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      Going for tea was a treat from my Mom and my 5 year old daughter. She has been wanting to go for tea for some time now. We had such a great time! The food and atmosphere was excellent! My daughter loved that you can pick different hats to wear. We have made a reservation for cookies and cocoa with Santa and can't wait to go back!

      Tearoom response:

      Sara,<BR> I am so glad that you are introducing your daughter to tea at an early age. Thank you so much for making us a part of this adventure. Come back often.<BR> Bonnie

    • Elizabeth C. Littleton (Liz)

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      The Front Porch Tearoom 'Not your typical tearoom' truly is a one of a kind due to the beautiful owner Bonnie Helm. A huge tea pot sits on the front lawn. The outside gardens provide a serene setting that is absolutely gorgeous! The atmosphere inside the Tea Room is warm, with a heart of friendliness. The food is delicious, and the owner 'Bonnie' was most gracious and suggestd to our group that we eat slowly, relax and enjoy! Thank you Bonnie for a wonderful day!!

      Tearoom response:

      Elizabeth,<BR> Wow, thank you for that glowing review. We really try to make everything enjoyable. Thanks again for such nice comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Suzanne Robertson

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      My friend and I had a wonderful time at The Front Porch Tea Room recently with our mothers, 90 and 87 years old! The setting was ideal, as always, allowing us to converse and enjoy the delicious food offered with our tea. We especially liked the soups that day, a cold peach and warm mushroom. Just a charming place.

      Tearoom response:

      Suzanne,<BR> Thank you so much for your glowing review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Linda

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      This is my favorite Tea Room. It's rooms are always full of beautiful decorations; the food is very unique and delicious; and the owner and staff are very friendly. If you hunting something special, this is the place to go.

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> Thank you so much for your lovely comment making us your favorite tearoom. Thanks so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Marci Smith

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      I always enjoy going to this tearoom every time I visit my sister in York. The decor is very pretty, the gardens are lovely, and the food is tasty, making this an unforgettable experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Marci,<BR> <BR> We do look forward to your visits and we are very happy that you choose The Front Porch as one of your stops when you come to town.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • JUDITH E CIANCIO

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      THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME @ THE FRONT PORCH AND IT EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS! I ORGANIZED A GROUP TO GO AND EVERYONE HAD WONDERFUL THINGS TO SAY. WE ALL AGREED THAT WE WOULD GO BACK. BONNIE WAS A DELIGHT.

      Tearoom response:

      Judith,<BR> <BR> I am so happy you were well pleased with The Front Porch. We really look forward to seeing you again in the future. Again, thanks for the lovely comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Robin

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      The blueberry soup is the best ever.

      Tearoom response:

      Robin,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much , but have you tried our Peaches & Cream with Peach Schnappa?<BR> Bonnie

    • Kim Smith

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      I just stopped at the Front Porch Tea Room on Friday to try the cupcakes at the new Bakery addition. Bonnie - they were excellent! My son and I both rated them a 10. Can't wait to come back and try some of the other cupcake flavors. Your tea room is the best!

      Tearoom response:

      Kim,<BR> Thanks so much. We are getting great feedback. Watch for all our new flavors, plus Gluten Free and Sugar Free.<BR> <BR> Bonnie<BR> Bonnie

    • Suzanne

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      Loved The Front Porch tea room! Excellent food, great atmosphere and our server Eleanor was very sweet, helpful and professional. I took a friend who was visiting from San Francisco to the Front Porch for high tea and she very impressed with the beautiful Victorian house and decor. We have heard such wonderful things about the owner, Bonnie but unfortunately we didn't get to meet her this time.  Hopefully next visit. I am planning on returning soon to take a friend out to high tea for her  birthday.

      Tearoom response:

      Suzanne,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I am so sorry I was not there when you had your tea, hopefully next time I will be. Thanks again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Sue D

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      It was everything I wished for and more.Lovely gardens and views out the windows. Inside was done in Victorian decor with fun hats throughout.Best of all was the delicious food and a server who enjoyed the day as much as we did.This was a wonderful experience and I'm anxious to do it again. Thank-you

      Tearoom response:

      Sue,<BR> <BR> Wow I really think you did enjoy our tea room. I look forward to seeing you in the near future. Thanks for the lovely comments.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Melodie

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      The Front Porch Tea Room is an absolute delight not only for the fabulous food and setting but also to the wonderful hospitality that carries through from the owner, Bonnie to her staff as well!

      Tearoom response:

      Melodie,<BR> Thank you so much for the kind words. We really do appreciate hearing from our customers.<BR> Bonnie

    • Mary

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      The owner was wonderful, and the room was very clever. The food was plentiful and delicious.

      Tearoom response:

      Mary,<BR> <BR> I am so glad you enjoyed your tea with us. Thank you so much for your kind comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Carolyn

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      Had a very pleasant morning tea with new friends from my church. The atmosphere was cozy, the service was great and the food was wonderful!! I loved the cold soup!

      Tearoom response:

      Carolyn,<BR> <BR> Thank you very much for the kind comments. Hope to see you again for tea.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Brenda

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      I have had high tea at The Front Porch perhaps a half dozen times now, and on my most recent trip brought 8 friends along, some for their first tearoom experience. Every one of us had an absolutely delightful time, and are planning another visit very soon. Everything served was delicious; we especially enjoyed the cherry soup (a cold soup - a special treat on a very hot day!) and the blueberry scones, with the perfect touch of sugar sprinkles, for added sweetness. Tea, of course, is endless, kept hot under tea cozies, and immediately replenished whenever they ran dry. The peach iced tea was another special treat, on a warm summer day. Other favorites were the clotted cream, lemon curd, and Bonnie's homemade salad dressing. The desserts offered something for everyone's taste, whether strawberry, chocolate, lemon, raspberry, and so on. So hard to choose! Some of us bought cupcakes to go, to share with friends and family not present! Perhaps next time! Bonnie is the perfect hostess, we always enjoy chatting with her. It's easy to see she truly loves welcoming guests to her tearoom!

      Tearoom response:

      Brenda,<BR> What can I say. What a lovely review. We always enjoy seeing you and hope you will be back soon. Thanks again for the lovely comment.<BR> Bonnie

    • Gayle Arigo

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      My two girlfriends and I had a delightful time for tea at The Front Porch. Bonnie is charming and the food was wonderful. We will be back soon for sure.

      Tearoom response:

      Gayle,<BR> Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Mag

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      Wonderful time. The food was wonderful, we love all the different courses and the varity. Scone were delicious and the amount of clotted cream is great, plenty for all!! Can't wait to go back!

      Tearoom response:

      Maggie,<BR> Glad you enjoyed yourself. I love it when someone totally empties the clotted cream container, and you all did. Thanks so much for the kind words, we love having people like you.<BR> Bonnie

    • Cindy

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      I love going to 'tea' at The Front Porch. Everything is perfect and each visit holds special memories. Yesterday, I took girls for Admin Asst Day and they loved it.

      Tearoom response:

      Cindy,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for picking The Front Porch to make a memory fore you and your girls. We enjoyed all of you. Thanks again,<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Leslie

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      My two sisters and I had a wonderful experience at the tea room. We left the cares of the world behind and immersed ourselves in the excellent food, tea and Bobbie's warm conversation. When in the York County area this is a must stop.

      Tearoom response:

      Leslie,<BR> <BR> I thank you so much for your kind words, we love having great people such as you and your sisters. I look forward to you next visit to the area and another visit to The Front Porch.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Leslie Shell 4/20/12

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      My husband and I went for High Tea today and it was just perfect. The atmosphere is always welcoming and Bonnie the owner is a delight to speak with. She gives you little tidbits of information and always makes you feel like you are an extra special guest no matter how many people she is serving. We will definitely be returning. Love it, love it.

      Tearoom response:

      Leslie,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much. It is always fun with all the great customers like you and your husband and I do enjoy each and every one of the people I serve. Hope the Lemon Cupcake was a hit. See you soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kathy

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      We've been here several times, and it has always been wonderful! Love the atmosphere - just what a tea room should be. The food is always excellent, and the soups, sandwiches and deserts change monthly. You get plenty to eat. The owner, Bonnie, is always so welcoming, and will chat with you during your stay. Also, her salad dressing is homemade, and just great!

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy,<BR> What a treat my customer are. I am so glad when people enjoy my cooking. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks much for the comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kathy Wise

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      My daughter and I have been to the Front Porch Tea Room many times. It is our very favorite tea room in York County. Bonnie the owner is always welcoming and entertaining. Some tea houses are very stuffy, but not the Front Porch. It is a very relaxed, comfortable experience. The fruit ambrosia and the delicious salad is what keeps us returning. The soups and desserts are the best.

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy,<BR> What a delight to see you and your daughter. I hope you will always enjoy my tearoom and salad. We truly do love seeing you. Thanks for the kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Debra Cornelius

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      My mother & I recently had the experience of a perfect interlude at this charming tea room. We were delighted with the wonderful atmosphere and the food was to die for. Every little detail was perfect! Beautiful dishes and the presentation of each course was pure artistry. Check out the salt & pepper shakers on each table - they're all different and wonderful! Such attention to detail. This tea room is in our top 5 and we will be back! Bonnie was the perfect hostess and she had to run the show herself on that particular day, but she carried on with such grace. A perfect tea in perfect victorian style!

      Tearoom response:

      Debra,<BR> What a delight meeting you and your mother. I do remember you admiring the salt and pepper shakers. We are on the guard constantly to find new ones. Thank you so much for your lovely words and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kathy

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      My sister put together a group of us to go to this particular tea room. I've only gone a few times to different ones in the past & not real taken with them. So I went going into it as just spending the time together with my sisters and aunt. Well - I was very pleasantly surprised as it was a grand experience of a Tea room! EVERY single thing we were served was wonderful! Our server happened to be the owner and she was absolutely lovely & so informative on many things. What a blessed time. I would highly say to try THIS Tea Room! I hope to go back again.

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy,<BR> Thank you sooo much for your lovely words. It is this type of comment that keeps us going. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and do hope to see you again in the future. Thanks again ever so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Vanessa Smeltzer

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      As part of my birthday gift, my mother invited me to tea in my hometown of York, PA in November 2011. I came from South Carolina because my mother raved about this fantastic tea room she had been to several times in recent months. I was a little nervous about a tea party, as my perception was that they looked to be a stuffy experience only enjoyed by old ladies. Well, my perception couldn't have been more wrong. The Front Porch Tea Room was decorated in a beautiful victorian fashion, both inside and out. The gift shop was extensive and had something for everyone. The owner was our server and she added fantastic conversation to our meal. She was a wonderful hostess and described each course we were to be enjoying. The food was EXCEPTIONAL! I had never tasted ambrosia salad before, but I have found a new favorite. The pumpkin soup was the best I had ever tasted and I will be placing a special order for their salad dressing when I come into town next. The teas were good, but the food was out-of-this-world!!! There was so much food, we had to take some home with us. I can't believe my mother didn't take me here before, but I hope it is part of my birthday present every year. I will be making it part of my trips to PA in visits to come. I highly recommend this tea room. It has truely elevated the tea parties I had as a little girl to a whole new level. Ms. Bonnie, your tea room was simply amazing! Thank you!

      Tearoom response:

      Vanessa,<BR> What can I say. I am so happy that you enjoyed yourself and I really appreciate the wonderful comments. It makes me feel that what I do is important to others. I love meeting people and I love coming up with new recipe ideas. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip home.<BR> Thanks again<BR> Bonnie

    • Bonnie Sanderson

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      This place came highly rated and we were disappointed at best. Main complaint was the not pleasant server, lukewarm tea and chipped cup that didn't even match the saucer.

      Tearoom response:

      Bonnie,<BR> I am so sorry that you had a very disappointing tea. I must apologize as I believe I was the server and did not realize I was pleasant. As to the cup I am sorry we try to always catch anything that has a chip on it, but as these are antiques they must be handled very carefully. I have looked through the entire tea room and did not find a cup with a chip so we must have removed it already. We plant them in the flower beds. Please try us again as we very seldom hear bad comments and we might just have been off on that day.<BR> Thank you<BR> Bonnie Helm

    • Pat

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      Last week took two friends to tea in Hallam. We three had enjoyed another local tea room together so I wanted to share this one with them next. They ranked Bonnie's Front Porch Tearoom as top of those we've experienced together. One of the ladies had taken High Tea during trips to England. I lived in Bermuda 18 mo.during high school and remembered sharing teas with school friends after taking the local bus to Hamilton. (So grown up, don't you know.) Front Porch Tea Room falls between being more formal than my Bermudian memories but far more casual than friend's British High Tea experiences. House salad was beyond delicious, using nice mix of creatively arranged, tasty ingredients. Amazing range of tea choices available. Can't imagine anyone not finding one they could enjoy. Tea service was casual in a winning way. Bonnie's people skills enliven each aspect of taking tea among the Victorian decor enlivened by casual garden touches. Each of several small rooms opens invitingly one after another, tiny tea lamps light each occupied table for a cozy ambience in natural daylight that peeks through windows set into thick stone walls and peek out at seasonal gardens and greenery. Yes, Front Porch Tea Room is unerringly touched with charm. In our group last week, none cared to don hats but we had fun looking at the variety. Also appreciated Bonnie's protective hat hygiene. We were tickled at how Bonnie introduced us each to our tea pot using color and design, tying each padded cozie to its pot with memory joggers as well. This tea room easily mimmicks the places I knew in Hamilton where one was welcomed into a public portion of the home which had been turned over to serving tea to tourists and residents longing for a gentle sit down between shopping and the trip to their own domicile. The lemon curd easily awakened tastes of two varieties of flavorful and authentic scones. Delightfully seasoned creamy Butternut Squash soup almost didn't leave room for the tea sandwiches which followed. Sandwiches were good but could have used a tiny creative touch to lift them to the excellent level of Bonnie's other offerings. Happily we all chatted and enjoyed our way through each treat because our desserts very perfectly capped our tea with a flourish and a smile. My choice was White Chocolate/Raspberry Mousse w/Chocolate Raspberry Sauce. Delicious. I'll be back. Have several dates in mind as my way of celebrating with other friends, some of whom as yet know nothing of the simple joys of 'taking tea'. Front Porch Tea Room, warmed by Bonnie's genuine hospitality, is fortunately located close enough for me to drop in from time to time. Its worth the effort of traveling a bit, certainly much more approachable than the unquestionably more rigid British originals. Bonnie offers a nice blend of 'The Way It Used To Be' unerringly shaped by a delightful twist of 'The Now'. My two teen granddaughters look forward to another visit with Nana one day soon.

      Tearoom response:

      WOW!!! What can I say. Thank you so much for those wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you again real soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Bonnie H

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      Wonderful experience. We've been to many tea houses and this one was one of the best yet! Loved it.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for your kind thoughts<BR> Bonnie

    • Marian

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      Everything about having high tea at The Front Porch was delightful.The food was absolutely delicious, and the presentation was lovely. This was a gift to my sisters and sisters in law that I feel good about having given. While we all agreed that the food was great, it is Bonnie's charm that makes this an exceptional experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Brenda Smith

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      A delightful experience from the beautiful gardens to the scrumptious full-size dessert. My girlfriend and I were impressed by the plentiful food, each expertly prepared. I had the white chocolate/raspberry mousse with chocolate/raspberry sauce ~ YUM! I hope to return. Both the iced tea and the pots of tea were delicious. With all that was going on, Bonnie still chatted with us and made us feel at home.

      Tearoom response:

      Brenda,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Christa B

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      The food was fabulous!! The cold blueberry soup with blueberry schnapps was the best! My party was early, but we were welcomed in right away. This was my first High Tea experience, and I will definitely be going back to Front Porch!

      Tearoom response:

      Christa,<BR> Thank you and I hope to see you for your second tea experience.<BR> Bonnie

    • Melissa

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      I have been here a few times now and have had wonderful food, tea and service each time. The people are friendly and all of the food is delicious. The pumpkin soup is to die for.

      Tearoom response:

      Melissa,<BR> Thank you for your kind thoughts. See you sometime in the near future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Nelle

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      I'm not an expert at high tea, but we went in a group and had a lovely time. The food, tea, and atmosphere all excellent. We will go back again!

    • Heather Evans

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      I'm not a tea afficionado, so I can't give an accurate description of them, but the iced peach tea and the hot mojito tea were both wonderful! The food was very tasty - the scones with clotted cream and lemon curd melted in your mouth, while the tomato & green bean soup had a nice zing. The crepe for dessert has created monsters out of my sister & I, as we already love Nutella but now have to buy some mascarpone cheese to mix with it!! The decor was formal and Victorian, but the atmosphere was far from stuffy! Bonnie and our server (did not get her name) were delightful and warm. The mismatched china was a nice surprise, as were the pieces sprinkled throughout the flower beds in the garden! The hats were another nice surprise, and one that we could not resist. All in all, it was a delightful experience for all of us. Thanks to Bonnie & her staff!!!

    • Kryztynah

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      The food and tea was delicious.

    • Donna

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      Out of the many tea rooms that I have been to, this one by far exceeds them all. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

    • Stephanie

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      Wow! This place is amazing! The atmosphere is great–from the bountiful flowers outside to the unique mismatched china dishes inside. I loved how every guest could choose from a wall full of fun hats to wear. The hot tea that was served was a rooibos mojito. I'm not usually a big fan of rooibos teas, but the rooibos mojito was so good! I raved about the six course meal for days. Incredible food!

    • Dana

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      Last Saturday was my first visit to the Front Porch Tea Room...for a private bridal shower. The high tea was much more than I expected or imagined. Bonnie was a gracious and warm hostess as she greeted the guests and described each course as it was served. The food was outstanding!!! Everything...hot/cold teas, appetizer, salad, scones, soups, sandwiches & desserts...was absolutely delicious. The tables were set with eloquent china. The rooms decorated beautifully. The ladies enjoyed trying on and wearing hats. After the high tea, we sat out on the patio to open gifts. We also enjoyed strolling around and admiring the gardens. It was a perfect evening and the bridal shower was a huge success and one I'll always remember. Thank you, Bonnie.

    • Joyce Deardorff

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      I also attended the Mary Kay Cosmetics event at the Front Porch Team Room. What an awesome experience from beginning to end, the facility, the people and the food. Got to See!!!

    • Irene Mantione

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      We were at the Front Porch last evening for a Mary Kay Cosmetics event...The food was superb..and what made it so fun, was each guest chose a hat to wear to the tea. Everyone felt 'so special' being served by Bonnie.& staff.This was definitely an awesome event, and the gardens were spectacular...Definitely put on your 'to do list'..don't miss it!! Irene M. Harrisburg, Pa.

    • Jordan York

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      I choose The Front Porch Tea Room for my wedding reception for 130 people. We put a tent up in the backyard with the gardens surrounding the tent and it was absolutely beautiful! We hardly had to do any decorating because the gardens were so pretty. The staff did a great job taking care of my guests. We used the patio for the dance floor and loved it!! I would defiantly recommend The Front Porch for anyone who is looking for an outdoor reception! You cannot get a more beautiful location and great staff to work with!

    • Dawn K

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      All the Girls of our family met to celebrate the birthdays in the months of March and April. We had a wonderful time and everything was served with the style and charm. Bonnie was the perfect hostess and made us feel like we were old friends. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a fine tea house.

    • Christina

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      Bonnie pulls out all the stops at The Front Porch. Her poppy seed dressing is packed with flavor that compliment her salad that makes you want more! The apricot scones with white chocolate were my absolute favorite this visit. They made my mouth water just thinking about them again! And never forget Bonnie's rule for the clotted cream! (ask when you go!) Her soups, desserts, and tea sandwiches are always leaving me raving about how delicious they are and how I wish I could make them myself all the time!! Her yellow peach sweetened iced tea was sooo yummy I think I drank four glasses of it. The roobis mint tea brought me back to my grandmother's kitchen. The decor is charming and the gardens are beautiful. No matter where you live this tea room is worth the travel! You will not be disappointed.

    • Gail Diefenderfer

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      The High Tea was excellent. The salad was especially good. There was plenty of food. The gardens are beautiful. I'm sure the ladies in our group will visit again.

    • Mildred Miller

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      During our Red Hat group visit, a cold peach tea and a hot tea were served. We had a 6 course meal that was wonderful, especially the salad!! Scones and dessert were fabulous. The grounds are just beautiful, and there is a large outdoor seating area under tent, which is also wonderful. We defintely will return.

    • Tim and Nancy James

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      The food, decor, service, and fine wait staff were beyond expectations. We loved our visit and plan to return soon with friends! We were so impressed that Bonnie came out to greet first timers!

    • Juie

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      I have been to other tea rooms and none have gotten close to the exceptional experience I've always had at the Front porch Tea Room. My most recent visit on June 3rd 2011 was not exception! Bonnie has always had a wonderful menu and atmosphere to enjoy your get away from the outside world. I've been taking people there for over 10 years and my companions are always amazed at this wonderful place tucked away in rural PA.

    • Jackie

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      Our visit to the Front Porch on June 2, was a memorable event. The teas and each delicious course was explained and served so graciously. The food presentation was lovely, the atmosphere so re3laxing, the flower gardens - beautiful and the choice of spectacular hats add to the fun. It was worth the 2 hour drive. We will be back.

    • jessica morris

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      I took my Mother & Aunt her for Mother's Day 2011. We had such a fantastic time. Getting to select and wear the hats was a fun addition to an already great day. We are looking forward to making this a yearly tradition.

      Tearoom response:

      Jessica,<BR> We are really glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day and also look forward to this being a yearly tradition. Mom's are so important, its great to spend quality time with them<BR> Bonnie

    • Betty Lapinski

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      A very charming place both inside and out. The food was excellant and our servers were very friendly and helpful. I would certainly recommend this tea room to everyone. Our Red Hat group will deffiently drive the 95 miles to come back again.

      Tearoom response:

      Betty,<BR> I had a ball with your group and look forward to your return.<BR> <BR> Bonnoie

    • Doris Herr

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      We ladies had a lovely time at the Front Porch Tea Room. We enjoyed picking out a hat to match our outfit of the day. Gardens were lovely too but it was raining so we didn't get to walk through them. Overall it was a lovely experience and very victorian.

      Tearoom response:

      Doris,<BR> Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Hopefully you will have a chance to return on a sunny day and enjoy our gardens<BR> Bonnie

    • Sherry

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      The food was delicious, especially the salad, strawberry cream soup, and chocolate chambord cake. The staff was engaging and very enjoyable. The decor included lots of pretty and fun things --inside and outside. If we had known sooner that we could request other teas, the whole experience would have been PERFECT. Many thanks for everything!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Sherry,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Please always feel free to ask for the tea list as we always have over 50 different teas in the kitchen.<BR> <BR> Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Mari

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      The two teas that were served (no choice) were both fruit teas. The two little sandwiches arrived with no garnishes and both were on bread of similar colors. However, what bothered me the most was that the dinner plate was used both as a charger AND a dinner plate. The salad plate was first placed on top of the dinner plate that had a charger beneath it. The salad plate was removed and we put our scones, jelly etc on the dinner plate. The soup was served next and placed on the dinner plate (and in the unused jelly on my plate). The soup bowl-now with jelly on the bottom- was removed and we put our sandwiches on the dinner plate - again avoiding the jelly. Finally they took the dinner plate away before the cake was served. While I enjoyed my visit there a few years ago, this recent experience was not a great one.

      Tearoom response:

      Mari,<BR> I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience with us. We served two teas that evening because we felt it would be better to serve two decaf teas due to the hour of the day. We did tell everyone that there were other teas available if anyone wanted a different tea. We have over 50 teas in the kitchen. As to the plates I am so sorry that you had a bad experience there. We do not take the main plate away because no food is served directly on the plate. We do however offer to get you a clean plate if you would like one. No request was made. Again I am so sorry if you feel that we are lacking in the presentation of our food. Most people are taking pictures of the presentation of the courses. I truly apologize for your experience and would hope that you would give us another try.<BR> Bonnie Helm

    • Aunt Phyll

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      I had tea at The Front Porch Tea Room yesterday, 4/21/11 & it was lovely. My niece & her 2 daughters were with me & we were very impressed by the food & service. The gardens were particularly lovely at this time of the year. The decor has some unusual accents that keep your head turning quite a bit. Do give it a try. I hope to return for another tea, perhaps a dessert tea or a dinner tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Aunt Phyll,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We try to keep things interesting.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • karen kreider

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      I loved the portion sizes, six courses is awesome, but too large portions waste our resources or adds to my waist! Delicious

      Tearoom response:

      Karen,<BR> Thanks for that lovely comment. Don't you know I take out all the fat? (ha-ha)<BR> Bonnie

    • St. Mark Roamin Catholics - Carol Suarez

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      Our group visited the Tea room on April 14,2011 and had a great experience.- The food was delicious and the hospitality and service was outstanding. Looking forward to bringing the group back next spring. - Carol Suarez

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> What a fun group you were. All first timers who I hope to see again in the future. Thanks so much for your lovely comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jane Phillips

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      Our 'Tea Time With God' group has visited many tea houses in VA, MD, DC and PA. Yesterday we traveled 3 hrs. for tea at The Front Porch. It was fabulous and well worth the drive! The tea/soup/dessert choices were all so delicious that we shared, so no one missed anything. The scones melted in your mouth. Linda and Bonnie provided delightful hospitality and service. My all time favorite!

      Tearoom response:

      Jane,<BR> Wow what a review. I am so glad you traveled all that way to give us a try and that you enjoyed yourself. I do hope we get a chance to see you again. <BR> Bonnie

    • Kim Cooper

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      this was my first time. what a fabulous experience. everything i ate was different and exquisite. lovely woman serving us, if we didnt order it she sent out samples.best experince. loved the hats. there were many to choose from. tea was delicious. I WILL BE BACK.

      Tearoom response:

      Kim,<BR> Thank you so much for your great review. We do look forward to your return.<BR> Bonnie

    • Amanda

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      I am not a very big fan of tea but for all of the women's birthday's in our family we all came to The Front Porch to celebrate. It was a very fun and comfortable atmosphere! We enjoyed the food and tea immensely, everything was amazing! Bonnie made us feel very welcomed and told us all about each thing we were eating and the type of teas we were having and what was special about them. For a person who doesn't go for tea I throughly enjoyed myself. It was a lot of fun being able to wear hats and take pictures and just be together as a family. I will definitely be going back there with my family again and hopefully be able to take some friends there too!

      Tearoom response:

      Amanda,<BR> Wow I am really glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your return. We did have a good time that day.<BR> Thanks,<BR> Bonnie

    • DJL

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      My church group had tea here the end of March. The food was wonderful as always. Looking forward to all the spring flowers that should soon be in bloom. Look for the YELLOW house on the hill. (was white).

      Tearoom response:

      Donna,<BR> Thanks so much, it was great seeing you again. I am also glad that you like the new color of the house. See you in a couple of weeks when the tulips are blooming.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kim Barto

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      March 18,2011 was the first time I ever enjoyed Bonnies' wonderful tea room. Went with my daughter & a friend. I have A Gluten intolerance and Bonnie went all out to prepare for me the foods that I could eat. Came home with a few treasures & memories from a wonderful , food ,fun filled tea.(so many wonderful flavors to choose from). Of course we all donned the hatws and had fun taking pictures inside and out. Thanks so much Bonnie. Kim,Meredith,Donnie

      Tearoom response:

      Kim,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed yourself. Let me know when you call for another reservation and we will whip up some more gluten free goodies.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kim Jordan

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      My Red Hat group visited the Front Porch February 19, 2011 and we were all extremely pleased. We have visited other tea rooms in the past and The Front Porch not only met, but surpassed our previous experiences. The cuisine and teas were excellent, the service was top notch...warm and friendly, gracious and not intrusive at all while serving our 'goodies'. We were in the front room which was sunny and bright and the decor was very pleasing....loved the gift shop also. Bonnie was so wonderful to work with and extremely accommodating to our needs. It's a definite re-visit for this Red Hat group.

      Tearoom response:

      Kim,<BR> <BR> What can I say about such a glowing review. Thank you so much and I really look forward to seeing you all again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Peter Frost

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      My wife and I are familiar with 'afternoon tea' in England but we didn't know what to expect here and we were very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was very relaxing and enjoyable, and was made more so by the excellent and attentive service. The food was delicious, varied, with more courses than we expected for a 'high tea'.We were delighted by the whole experience and came away vowing to return with friends and relatives.

      Tearoom response:

      Peter,<BR> What a delight meeting you and your wife. I had a great time talking with you and am so pleased that we passed the English Standard. I look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Marsha Chilcoat

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      Just had had a baby shower there for my daughter and it was a first time having tea for all invited. We loved it!!!!! The atmosphere was great and the food FANTASTIC!Bonnie was wonderful at explaining everything and made it a very pleasant evening. Can't wait until I can go again.

      Tearoom response:

      Marsha,<BR> Thank you so much for your very kind words. I am so glad that we helped you to make a memory for Mom and baby to be.<BR> Bonnie

    • M. HANSFORD

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      Hi, My daughter, Dawn, and I visited your Tea Room in August, 2010. We had such a lovely time at your establishment. The food was outstanding!!!! You won't walk away hungry here... After Tea, we walked through your lovely garden. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.

      Tearoom response:

      Mona,<BR> Thank you so much for your very kind words. I do hope you get a chance this spring to stop back and see our gardens, as we have between 25,000 and 30,000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinth blooming.<BR> Bonnie

    • Sandy

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      Excellent food and service !! The food is plentiful and so good. I have been to many tea rooms and this is my first choice. I will definately return soon. Thank You for a fabulous tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Sandy,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much. We are extremely happy that you consider us as number 1. Thanks much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Joy Wagman

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      Wonderful experience , excellent tea room with HATS and character.Next visit will try breakfast tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Joy,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind review. We love watching everyone pick out the different hats.<BR> Bonnie

    • Loulette Simons

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      This is absolutely the best place for tea.Had a great time,delicious food & superb service. Bonnie is a gem&& knows how to make us feel special Certainly will return to get more CHOCOLATE ROSE dessert Loulette 2/20/11

      Tearoom response:

      Loulette,<BR> Thank you sooo much for your oh so kind words. I too look forward to seeing you again in the near future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Deb

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      Thank you so much for a wonderful time! The food was delicious, service attentive and atmosphere pleasant. We had a good time trying on the different hats too! I'd come back just for that chocolate rose dessert!

      Tearoom response:

      Deb,<BR> What a delight you and your group were. So glad you had a good time. I look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Deb

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      This was my first experience here and just loved it! The food was so good and had plenty. The owner couldn't of been nicer. We had a great time! I'm going again soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Deb,<BR> Thank you so much for the very nice review. I am really glad you liked my food.<BR> Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Lois Miesen

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      My first trip to a tea room. What a joy. So relaxing, and every course of the High Tea was delicious! Will definitely be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Lois,<BR> Thanks so much for you kind review. We are really happy when everyone enjoys themselves.<BR> Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Ann

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      What a joy it was to once again enjoy a high tea at the Front Porch. The ambiance is relaxing and beautiful - making one feel as if she is in an English country house. The food is always so delicious as well as artistic - the beautiful chocolate rose dessert. Thank you so much for a delightful afternoon and please publish that cook book!

      Tearoom response:

      Ann,<BR> You are a true joy every time you visit the Front Porch. I am really working on the cook book. <BR> Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Jennifer

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      This is the tea room by which all english tea rooms should be measured. I have frequented this establishment many times and have not been disappointed. The food is outstanding, and might I recommend that you get something your NOT typically used to ordering, for the best surprises are to experience something unknown and delicious. I had never had a cold soup before but throughly enjoyed it. It is fun and silly to pick a new hat to try at each course. Any time of year is a good time to visit the Front Porch.

      Tearoom response:

      Jennifer,<BR> What a lovely review. We thank you so much for your kind reviews.<BR> Bonnie

    • Sally

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      My sister and I went to The Front Porch Tea Room just yesterday, 12/15/10, to celebrate my 50th birthday. We had never been there before, but we will definately return...It was so very nice!! Everything about the meal, and atmosphere and service as well as the items that are for sale were above our expectations. Loved it!!

      Tearoom response:

      Sally,<BR> I am so glad you chose us to celebrate your 50th. We look forward to your future birthdays with us.<BR> Thanks for you lovely comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Deanna

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      My last visit to the Front Porch in Oct. was spent with my Mother and 2 of my sisters. We were celebrating, just celebrating each other. It was a wonderful experience. Each and every part of the meal was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the salad and the cold cucumber soup. The tea house is very cozy and you tend to just look around at all the wall hangings and glassware.After we ate we walked around in the backyard enjoying the beautiful fall flowers. I had had the cold pumpkin soup a few yrs ago and loved it so decided to order a couple quarts for take out on Nov 13, as long as the recipe had not changed, Bonnie assured me it hadn't. The spiced homemade croutons were an excellent addition. I've passed the word to my friends at work about the tea house and now they want to come, so guess I'll be back. Thank you for your hospitality Bonnie, at your beautiful Victorian tea house.

      Tearoom response:

      Deanna,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind review. The Pumpkin Soup is our number one seller. I am so glad you liked it.<BR> Bonnie

    • Linda Shenk

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      My friend and I come every year and we enjoy it so much!

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> It is always a treat to see you and we look forward to your future visits.<BR> Bonnie

    • Judy Riedel

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      I have been to this tea room several times, however it has been some time since my last visit. The tea room is beautifully decorated and I love the fact that you can choose from a large collection of hats to pick and wear during your tea experience. The food was great, and they kept us supplied with a delicious flavored tea. Choosing from the three deserts was very hard since everyone there was recommending all three. I finally chose the chocolate creme b rule which was fabulous.

      Tearoom response:

      Judy,<BR> Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your dessert. <BR> Bonnie

    • Beth

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      This is my favorite tea room! I love getting friends together for this tea. Very well prepared and authentic too. You will enjoy it! Wouldn't recommend for children.

      Tearoom response:

      Beth,<BR> Thanks so much for thinking of us when you want to get your friends together.<BR> Bonnie

    • Gail

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      I feel that you get more for your money at this tea house.For the high tea you get the salad, the soup, and the sandwiches. Everything is fresh and presented nicely.

      Tearoom response:

      Gail,<BR> I am so glad you enjoy yourself when you come to the tea room. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Pat Baxivanos

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      THIS WAS MY 3RD VISIT TO THE Front Porch . As before it was a wonderful experince,wonderful food served perfectly. Warm an kind words from Bonnie as if we were just guests in her home. I ve been to other tea rooms but this is the best. My friends and I will be returning next month, can not wait!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> Thanks for you kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. It is great when we find new friends in our customers.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Loretta Cunninghame

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      I judge all tea rooms I go to against tha Front Porch and I find The Front porch by far the best of them all

      Tearoom response:

      Loretta,<BR> As always thank you for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Tammy

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      My husband and I visited on Friday evening and it exceeded all my expectations.Very relaxing(lovely music), delicious menu, wonderful friendly service.Our first time to have white chocolate ambrosia and it was wonderful. My husband and I each got a different soup and tried each others- delish. Scones and condiments- delish. Salad dressing- delish. Tastiest mini quiche. Wonderful White Chocolate Mousse dessert-never had mousse so light. Well worth it.We will definately go back again.

      Tearoom response:

      Tammy,<BR> I am so glad you both enjoyed your high tea and we do look forward to seeing you in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Laura Smith

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      The best tasting tea in a rich, cozy, comforting environment. This is our favorite place to go, for a special occasion and for food and tea that is not your everyday fare.

      Tearoom response:

      Laura,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • EmilyS

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      The variety was wonderful and the servers were fantastic. Their attitude was cheerful and made me feel at home.

      Tearoom response:

      Emily,<BR> Thank you so much for your lovely review. I think I have wonderful servers also.<BR> Bonnie

    • Avril Hunt

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      This tearoom was excellent and offered a welcoming atmosphere, beautifully decorated interior and lovely gardens. A fun, nostalgic atmosphere in keeping with tradition. Highly recommended! Thank for a home away from home!! With Love Avril (from England)

      Tearoom response:

      Avril,<BR> What a pleasure it was meeting you and your family. I look forward to you coming back to the United States and to the Front Porch.<BR> Bonnie

    • AliciaH

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      Just went to this tea house today for the first time! Had an exquisite time with wonderful food, extremely friendly staff and great food!Look forward to visiting again soon

      Tearoom response:

      Alicia,<BR> Thank you for your lovely review. I am very happy you chose the Front Porch for your first tea and we do look forward to your return.<BR> Bonnie

    • angela

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      The food is great. It is nice to have a choice of teas and desserts. The scones are wonderful. The decorations are beautiful inside as are the gardens outside. It is a good place to have a relaxing meal.

      Tearoom response:

      Angela,<BR> I am very happy you liked your tea and the gardens. We try to change the menu monthly so we can keep tempting you to return.<BR> Bonnie

    • Lauren

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      My favorite place to get tea. Great staff! Spectacular food! THE BEST!

      Tearoom response:

      Lauren,<BR> Thank you so much for your great review.<BR> Bonnie

    • Charlotte Butler

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      Again, as usually, The Front Porch gave excellent service, wonderful food, and lovely setting. I have been coming here from MD for the past 5 years and always bring a new visitor. Thanks again Bonnie.

      Tearoom response:

      Charlotte, <BR> <BR> I am so glad you keep coming back. We try to keep improving.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Lisa Toman

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      I again attended tea at The Front Porch on Aug. 28. I have been to The Front Porch approx. 8 times. It just gets better & better. The atmosphere is so relaxing. The food is delicious. I will be going again next year. I love it!

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa, <BR> <BR> Wow what a great testimony. Thans so much.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Erica Myers

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      Went with my mother and mother-in-law and my beautiful 6 year old daughter for her special tea birthday. We had a great time and everything was just beautiful and delicious!

      Tearoom response:

      Erica,<BR> <BR> So glad you enjoyed yourself. I love seeing little girls as I have all grandsons so it is special to see little girls attending our teas.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Amanda

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      Took a client there for a luncheon. I truly enjoyed the experience and look forward to going again!

      Tearoom response:

      Amanda,<BR> <BR> Thanks so much for thinking of us for a business meeting. Hope to see you again real soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Danyale

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      I have been to 2 teas at the Front Porch and have always enjoyed them very much. We really like the chilled soups at our house and I bring them home for my husband to enjoy as his treat for babysitting the kids so that I can go to the tea and relax. Looking forward to visiting again on 8/28/10. I hope this tea room is around for many years to come so that I can bring my daughter when she is older.

      Tearoom response:

      Danyale,<BR> <BR> Thanks for the compliments. I am so glad your husband enjoys the soups as well. Thanks again.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Barbara G. Shenk

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      This is a 'gem' of all tearooms I have ever eaten at. The total retro Victorian experience was outstanding, relaxing, and most enjoyable! The teas offered were special and the cozied china pot of hot tea on tables offered hot tea as desired in delicate china cups. What a wonderful tea room to visit more than once!

    • Jess

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      I have been patronizing this tea room for eight years. During that time, I have been to many other in PA & NJ, but The Front Porch is my favorite and I find myself coming back to this one to escape from 'real life' for a few hours. I find a comfortable serenity there. The food is always outstanding, and I am usually stuffed before dessert is even served. The service is cheerful and the ambience is amazing, like stepping back to Victorian Cape May. We love Bonnie and will miss her dearly when she retires. I'm hoping to purchase her cookbook!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Jessica,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your gracious comments.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Lori & Alissa 08/0710

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      My daughter & I enjoyed our visit. The gardens are beautiful, flowers spectacular. The food & service was excellent. Very pleasant & relaxing. We enjoyed our chat with Bonnie. Would definitely recommend this tearoom. And we LOVED the hats!

      Tearoom response:

      Lon & Alissa,<BR> Thank you so much for your glowing comments and I am so glad you liked the hats. We have a lot of fun with them.<BR> Bonnie

    • Amy

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      Took my mother there for her birthday and had a wonderful experiance. I will definately go back.

      Tearoom response:

      Amy,<BR> I am so glad you brought your mohter and had some quality time to spend with her. Glad you enjoyed yourself. mI look forward to seeing you both in the near future.<BR> Bonnie

    • kathy and Miriah

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      What a delightful epicurian experience! We shall return.

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy & Miriah,<BR> <BR> Thank you for making The Front Porch part of your friendship and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • michelle

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      We really enjoyed ourselves! Our favorites were the white chocolate peach scones and the chocolate mint(After Seven) tea. Everything was excellent though. We love the food and the portions are extremely large, which is great! We love going through the gift shop because it always has new and beautiful things that are reasonably priced. The garden was also very pretty. Thanks Bonnie for a wonderful breakfast!

      Tearoom response:

      Michelle & Kyra,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your glowing review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your surroundings as well as your breakfast and tea. Looking forward to having you back for another type of tea in the future. <BR> Bonnie

    • Connie McInturff

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      What a lovely tea, and setting. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and look forward to returning. Gardens are lovely this time of year as well. Food exceptional!

      Tearoom response:

      Connie,<BR> I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and you had time to check out our gardens Thanks for you comments.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Judy Crocenzi

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      Our Red Hat group enjoyed a relaxing evening of friendship due to your attentiveness to our every need and lots of smiles and a cheery atmosphere. Your peach ice tea was to die for and the food served was delicious. I definitely will be back with other friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Judy,<BR> <BR> Thanks so much for you great comments. We look forward to your return.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • D. GOOD

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      VERY ENJOYABLE EVENING, TRADITIONAL ATMOSPHERE WITH GREAT STAFF AND DIFFERENT TEAS AND DIFFERESNT FOOD CHOICES.

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks so much for your great comments.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • carol cavanagh

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      MY DAUGHTER , GRAND DAUGHTER & I HAD A VERY DELIGHTFFUL EXPERIENCE THE FOOD WAS EXCELLEN

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> <BR> Thanks so much for sharing your family with us. We always enjoy family groups.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Mary Ann McOwen

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      We enjoyed a cozy evening with good food (and plenty), delightful service, and of course nice teas in beautiful surroundings.

      Tearoom response:

      Mary Ann,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you in the future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Sandy Innerst

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      I enjoyed everything about my experience. The food is excellant and the atmosephere is beautiful. I would recommend this wonderful place. The staff was exceptional and made this a nice day.

      Tearoom response:

      Sandy,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind review. I will pass along your comment to my staff.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Nina Pace

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      Amazing experience! A true high tea that's second to none. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon, a delightful garden and a memory to cherish. Phil & Nina

      Tearoom response:

      Nina,<BR> <BR> Glad you enjoyed your tea and for your kind review.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Linda Shaffer (Queen LaLaLinda)

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      In spite of it being a rainy day, our 14 Red Hat Ladies had a wonderful experience at the Front Porch Tearoom. The gardens were lovely even wet and the relaxing warmth inside was just what we needed. Our delicious high tea offered both hot and cold tea, a Roobos and a strawberry and cream, and a choice of hot or cold soup. We were all very pleased with the friendly service and enjoyed talking with both Bonnie and her husband. Thanks for a delightful day, we will be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> Wow, thanks for such a glowing review. I am so glad your Red Hat gals had a good time. Hopefully the next time you come back it will not be raining.<BR> <BR> Bonnier

    • Louise Doney

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      I spent a delightful Sat. afternoon with my Embroiderers Guild celebrating our 20th Anniversary at this delightful Tea Room. The food and tea were wonderful, the staff friendly but the garden was the most unbelievable sight of all! All in all a great experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Louise,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. We had a good time with you also and the Victorian Fashion Show was a blast.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Mary

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      I had such a wonderful experience at your tearoom. One of my friends who has been to many tearooms had told me Front Porch was her favorite, and I can see why. The teas, hot and cold, were delicious and refreshing, the food was superb, the atmosphere was so feminine (it was fun to chose a hat to wear during the tea), and the service was friendly and cheerful. Thank you. I hope to return soon with another group of friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Mary,<BR> <BR> Many thanks for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your return.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Laura

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      My daughter and I enjoyed our first high tea not on the QEII. The the tea, the food and the atmosphere were delightful. We will be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Laura, <BR> Thank you so much for choosing The Front Porch for your first tea experience. Hopefully we will see you many more times. Thanks again<BR> Bonnie

    • Les Fern

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      We've enjoyed many teas in England and this compares favorably with any of those at the hotels in London. Certainly the nicest we've had in PA. The garden is lovely. The interior is exactly what you'd hope a Victorian tea room to be; feminine, floral, fussy and very comfortable. The teas (both hot and iced) were delicious and perfectly prepared. Food and service were wonderful. We're anxious to share this delightful experience with friends. We wish you much continued success. Very best regards to you. Les Fern

      Tearoom response:

      Les,<BR> Wow, you compared us to England and we passed. Thank you so much for your very kind words. They are appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kris Bergold

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      What a wonderful Mother's Day experience. The group was my mother, daughter, sister in law, neice and myself. In our rushed busy lives we do not have much time to sit talk and enjoy each others company. It was so nice to enjoy great food in a beutiful setting place. Thanks for a memorable mothers day....

      Tearoom response:

      Kris,<BR> I am so glad you enjoyed your Mother's Day experience with us. We love sharing this special event.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Gwyn Richards

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      The entire experience at the Front Porch Tea Room was delightful. The gardens are beautiful and a lot of thought and love went into creating them.

      Tearoom response:

      Gwynn,<BR> We are very happywhen our customers take time to investigate our gardens. We have so much fun planing them.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Jacki

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      This was my second time visiting the Front Porch and both times have been fantastic. Everyone is very kind and welcoming. There has always been a large variety of food and tea available, and it is always of high quality. I had a wonderful time!

      Tearoom response:

      Jacki,<BR> <BR> I am very happy you returned for a second visit. I do hope that this is the beginning of a great friendship. <BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Lauren

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      I cannot say enough good about this tearoom. I have been to several tea rooms but this is definitely a favorite. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food was delicious and plentiful and the staff so attentive and pleasant. Bonnie was very appreciative of our patronage & the gardens are sooo beautiful! Thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience. I can't wait to visit again!

      Tearoom response:

      Lauren,<BR> <BR> Thanks ever so much. I do have a great staff. Anytime you feel like to we can always use extra hands in weeding those gardens(ha ha)<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Lisa Daugherty

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      ...had an amazing afternoon with a girlfriend sipping tea and laughing!! Atmosphere was delightful along with the hospitality and food! Very nice would recommend it to friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa, <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Bethe

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      delightful experience with exceptable service

      Tearoom response:

      Bethe,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • RHS Queen Mother Fran

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      The best Tea Room I've been to,very inviting. The wait staff was wonderful, very attentive. The scones are to die for, actually everything was incredible. The coconut cake *!**!! YUMMMMMM

      Tearoom response:

      Queen Mum Fran,<BR> <BR> I thank you for such kind words your majesty. Do come again.<BR> Your servent,<BR> Bonnie

    • Michele Fake

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      My Mother, sisters, aunts and grandmother LOVE this place. The staff and food and ambience is the best. We have never been disappointed and have visited quite often for bridal showers, baby showers, tea for two and tea for twenty. There is also teas available to purchase, a nice variety of gifts to purchase and beautiful gardens to walk through. Bonnie and her staff are TOPS!

    • Joanna Scott

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      I enjoyed tea with my Red Hat group yesterday and absolutely LOVED this tea room. It is 30 minutes from my home and I have many tea rooms in my area but the next time I go for tea it will be to this beautiful place!

    • Gwendolyn Richards

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      This is a wonderful tea room. The service was superb, food wonderful and gardens out of this world. It is truly a treasure place to spend a great afternoon.

    • Marissa

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      I miss the Front Porch Tea room!! I recently moved out of state and cannot find a tearoom as wonderful as this one. When I visit PA, the Front Porch will definitely be one of my stops.

    • Beth

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      We've tried many. many tearooms in the surrounding areas but the Front Porch is the best. The service, ambiance and food quality are excellent. The staff is always more than accomodating.

      Tearoom response:

      Beth,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for acknowledging my staff. I also think they are tops.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Wendy

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      I recently took 4 pre-teen and teen girls to their 1st tea...FUN was had by all! Not to mention 7 courses of Goodness! Way to go Front Porch!

      Tearoom response:

      Wendy,<BR> <BR> We are always happy to see pre-teen and teen girls. We love to show them that there is more out there than fast food. Glad you enjoyed yourself. See you again in the near future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • debbie

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      brought my daughter for an american girl tea..she was very happy and we now have a wonderful memory...thank you so much. the wait staff was excellent..could not ask for more..

      Tearoom response:

      Debbie,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind review. Since I only have grandsons, I really enjoy having the young ladies take tea with us and am always looking for an excuse for a special tea for them.<BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Bonnie

    • Vickie Hilton

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      My daughter Jackie and I had a wonderful time at your beautifully decorated tea room. I wanted to pamper her and let her know how special she is to me, so your lovely place provided the perfect setting! I'm bringing my mom and daughter for Mother's Day so I can show my mom how special she is to me too with an afternoon treat.

      Tearoom response:

      Vickie,<BR> <BR> Thanks you for reviewing our tearoom so graciously. We look forward to seeing you again in May.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Barb Miller

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      My first visit to a tea room was a great one. Thank you Front Porch staff for the wonderful experience. I never even knew what a tea room was before. Thanks again!

      Tearoom response:

      Barb,<BR> <BR> Thank you for choosing The Front Porch for your first tea. I look forward to seeing you again for many more teas.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Judy

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      What a wonderful setting to enjoy tea with my mom, my daughter and my son's girlfriend on the day before Easter! I always enjoy tea at the Front Porch.

      Tearoom response:

      Judy,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to serving you many more times.<BR> <BR> Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Elaine Baum

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      What a delightful experience! We had tea with three young girls and they were impressed as well. They especially appreciated the short ediquette lesson we received before we began our first course. The owner/chef was available as well to greet us.

      Tearoom response:

      Elaine,<BR> Thank you so much for a very nice review. I am so glad when we get first time young ladies. I really like it when they discover something other then fast food. We love having them.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Wen

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      I also was a part of the bridal shower for 25. I understand they had a large party before our group but I called a few days ahead to see what time we could start arriving and I was told 3:30 would be fine. Apparently it wasn't fine with the staff working that day. One staff member in particular was very short with many of the guests, from telling them to 'move their bag' to 'who gets the bill'. The food and setting was very nice but unfortunately I will not recommend this tea house because of the 'attitude' we received.

      Tearoom response:

      Wen,<BR> <BR> I am so sorry that you had a bad experience with my wait staff. I have been trying to find out who could have caused these problems. Please call me so that I can get to the bottom of this problem. I am sorry that I could not be on the floor due to surgery, but I usually get nothing but rave reviews about my staff. I do not know what time you arrived but if we are not totally ready we still let people in and tell them that they can browse in our gift shop until we are set up. I will address the issue of asking to move a bag. When bags are left out on the floor next to the table, we have had several accidents with the wait staff and customers getting a foot caught in the straps of the bag and falling. We had one serious injury because of a pocketbook left out. I would hope that you would understand this issue. As to asking who gets the bill, reservations are made over the phone and we usually do not have a face to connect with that person. I did talk to Kathy to apologize for this problem and she informed me that she thought everyone had a great time and could not stop praising the staff from the service to the girls looking for some tea that someone wanted to purchase. Hopefully you will reconsider and give us another chance.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Jennifer

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      Had a wonderful time with family having tea. What a beautiful establishment with a great variety of teas to drink and purchase. Food was excellent!! The salad dressing was to die for, the clotted cream was divine. The deserts were delicious! Can't say enough about the food. The service was wonderful, and Bonnie makes you feel right at home. Will be back again with friends and again with family!!

      Tearoom response:

      Jennifer,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Lois

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      What a lovely time I had at your establishment! Food was excellent, service great. Mostly a coffee drinker but I thourghly enjoyed the tea. So nice that you have both and caf free one to offer and I was told that if I didn't like what you were serving I could choose a tea from your list of fine teas. So rhoughtful to let me know. Can't wait to return!

      Tearoom response:

      Lois,<BR> <BR> I am so glad that we have coverted a coffee drinker to tea. Hopefully you will come back and try more teas from our tea list.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Jack

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      Could not get over the fantastic level of atmosphere and service. The best value for the money if you are looking for a chance to get away from the hassle of the modern world.

      Tearoom response:

      Jack,<BR> Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We enjoyed having you and your wife for tea as you were passing through the states.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Rob

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      I was a guest of a bridal shower party of 25. We all had a great time despite the fact that the service was less then expected. Some of the party did arrive sooner then expected, and perhaps that flustered them? But that frustration was picked up by every member of the party throughout the meal to when we were preparing to leave. I don't believe our party behaved any differently that any other party would of behaved on a joyous occasion, but I sensed they thought we were a 'bother'. Other then that, the food was good, and the room's were nicely decorated.

      Tearoom response:

      Rob, <BR> I am so terribly sorry that you had n unpleasant time at the Bridal Shower. I am not certain as to what might have happened, but would hope you would call and talk with me. I normally am told that I have a very friendly staff and am truly sorry that I could not be there to greet each of you, but I am recovering from surgery. We have Bridal Showers and Baby Showers almost every Saturday and I have never had a bad comment regarding my staff. Again I am truly sorry and would hope that you would give us another try.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Karen

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      The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is so beautiful! Best tea room by far!!

      Tearoom response:

      Karen,<BR> Thank you so much for you kind words and comments, they keep us going.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Sherry Salsgiver

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      Always a wonderful experience. I have been there many times and have been pleased with each visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Sherry,<BR> <BR> Thanks for coming back time after time and for letting us know we are doing a good job.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Amy

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      Just went to the American Girl Tea party tonight. My daugther and I had a wonderful time. I really enjoyed my tea and my daughter loved the desserts!!! Thank you so much

      Tearoom response:

      Amy,<BR> <BR> I am so glad youy enjoyed The American Girl Doll Tea. We have a ball watching the girls and their dolls. Thanks again.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Stacey

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      What a terrific way to help my sister celebrate her birthday! The food was amazingly delicious, the attention to detail and service was outstanding, and the decor was charming. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon!

      Tearoom response:

      Stacey,<BR> <BR> Wow, thanks so much for that lovely review.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Alyssa

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      The front porch is by far the best tea I ever went to, and I have gone to about 50 teas!

      Tearoom response:

      Alyssa,<BR> Thank you so much for those great words of encouragement. I am truly happy that you have ranked us as one of your top 50.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Terri

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      I was anxious to try this tea room on our vacation last summer as we were traveling in the area with our family. We saw Front Porch listed in the top 100 and vowed to try it. I have to say that, while the food was very good, the tea selection was only fair. However, one big point to note is that this tea room is NOT family friendly!! We arrived with our infant daughter and three year old but later realized that they do not allow children under the age of 5 without a private party. We were served, but it was not without some disapproving stares and we would not go back with our children. We later tried Olivia's Tea Room and this establishment was just on par with Front Porch, but it was MUCH more family friendly! There was even things on the menu that my son wanted to eat and they gave him a place setting that was just right for him. We love to introduce culture and new things to our children. Front Porch Tea Room isn't a place for that. If you are an older lady or an adult group, this place might be very nice. But for families, I have to heartily recommend Olivia's! Terrific tea and food like Front Porch, but a LOT more welcoming to families! Also, note that the bathroom is upstairs here, which can be a real problem for people with disabilities.

      Tearoom response:

      Terri,<BR> <BR> I am so sorry you had such a bad experience. We do have an age limit of 5 years old, not because we do not love children, but because we get angry calls from our patrons who indicated that they came for a lovely, quiet tea and had a noisy unhappy child interrupt their tea. We hold many special teas just for children and we have a ball doing them. I am sorry if my staff made you uncomfortable. They always try to be friendly and accomodating. Again, I am very sorry that we did not come up to your expectations, but, we do indicate in our web site and our newsletter about the age limit. We also advise everyone making a reservation that the bathroom is on the second floor. This house is 150 years old. As to the tea selection, we always have two teas prepared but we have a tea list with over 50 teas on it which the staff can prepare for you if requested. Again, my apologies.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Ned & Mesha Murrill

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      My husband and I surprised our daughter for her 22nd birthday with tea at The Front Porch last Saturday. Our experience was wonderful. We loved the fact that they served an Ambrosia fruit salad with toasted coconut - a nice variation from what we've received at other local tea houses. The same can be said about the house salad - loved the textures, colors, and dressing! The loaded baked potato soup, and peppermint mousse inside of a chocolate rose-shaped shell were deelish as well. Bonnie had some high school chums visiting and spent most her time with them, but she was careful to greet her other guests to be certain they were comfortable and enjoying themselves. Besides, we were in the very capable and friendly hands of Linda. We would not hesitate to recommend or visit this tea room again! Thank you for the lovely experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Ned & Marsha<BR> <BR> Wow, what can I say. What a lovely review. I really do appreciate hearing those kind of comments. Please hurry back again.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Mary S.

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      My friend and I try to go to a different tea room once a month. We thought we try this one for it is rated so high. We were a little disapointed for it is good but not great. We really were not given a choice of teas although they were good. I thought the soup was kind of bland but the scones were great and so was the dessert. There were too many sandwiches with cream cheese for me but they were alright. The host was okay but there was a larger party in the other room and she was a little busy with them.I would not rate this one above a few of the others in the area that we have visited but it is one of the better ones.

      Tearoom response:

      Mary,<BR> Thank you so much for your honest review. Comments like yours help us to strive to be better and hopefully you will try our tea room again. To address your comments I am so sorry that you were not offered the tea list. When we are very busy we keep two different teas ready, but we have over 50 teas on the tea list that can be prepared for you. The soups that you had a choice of was the Winter Vegetable which is our vegetarian soup and Pumpkin Soup with Bourbon Croutons which is ranked as our number one soup. While we did have two sandwiches that had some cream cheese in them we do change our menu monthly and do offer many other sandwiches. I apologize that my staff was not attentive to your needs and as I said before I do hope you would give us another chance. Thanks again.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Debbie Shadle

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      It was sis & me on this first visit. Food was delicious & service was excellent. Will definitely be back with other family & friends to share the wonderful tea/dining experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Debbie,<BR> Thank you so much for picking The Front Porch for your first tea experience. We look forward to seeing you in the future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Tammy Welch

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      My Mother and I attend a Mother's Day tea and Christmas tea every year. Our high tea at the Front Porch Tea Room has become a 7 year tradition. The guests we have included have changed throughout the years, but it has always been Mom and I. I love this picture of her, she looks so cute.

      Tearoom response:

      Tammy,<BR> <BR> Thank you sooo much for making this a tradition. Looking forward to seeing you for Mother's Day Tea.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Grace Myers

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      What a great experience! I would recommend 'The Front Porch' to anyone who loves being pampered and waited on. The Service was great, and even greater was the food. It was delicious, and I had a wonderful time with 10 other Ladies that I was friends with for over 40 years. I hope to go there again in the future.

      Tearoom response:

      Grace,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Joan

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      My daughter's birthday was held at the Front Porch Tearoom. The food was excellent. Bonnie makes everyone feel very special. The tearoom was decorated so nicely for the holidays. I would highly recommend this tearoom for your next special event.

      Tearoom response:

      Joan,<BR> <BR> I am so glad you picked us to celebrate your daughter's birthday. Thanks for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Cindy

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      We always have a great time when we are at the Front Porch!! The food is wonderful (especially the pumpkin soup with bourbon croutons) as well as the service. You will not be disappointed!!

      Tearoom response:

      Cindy,<BR> Thank you for the kind words. We must offer this soup for two months in a row as it is the most requested soup we make. Thanks again<BR> Bonnie

    • Joyce

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      'Many are called, but few are chosen.' Bonnie, you have definately been chosen! Stepping inside the Front Porch Tearoom took my breath away. I fully expected to meet the Nutcracker and catch a glimpse of the Sugarplum Fairies dancing by. Instead, it was you who were greeting your guests with a festive aire. Each food course embodied a flavor that went over the top. In fact, by the time dessert came, our tummies were happily imploring, 'Stop, stop, we can take no more.' This visit was a thoroughly enjoyable experience in every way. Thank you for making a delightful deposit into my holiday memory bank.

      Tearoom response:

      Joyce,<BR> <BR> Wow what a great review. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I am so glad yoiu enjoyed all 6 courses and were full when youy left. My staff tries very hard to please one and all. Please come back soon for a new menu.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Elizabeth

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      My husband arranged for my birthday to be celebrated at the Front Porch Tearoom. What a wonderful place! Everything from the tea to all six courses were delightful and delicious. Bonnie has been blessed with such a talent. I highly recommend visiting especially over the holidays as her tearoom is decorated so beautifully. Thanks again Bonnie for making my day so special!

      Tearoom response:

      Elizabeth,<BR> <BR> I also would like to thank your husband for picking the Front Porch. He was a delight to work with. Thank you for your kind words. <BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Cindy

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      This is an AWESOME tearoom. The food, tea, etc is AMAZING. Fresh, healthy, delicious!!! I have visited 2 times and will go back again and again and again.

      Tearoom response:

      Cindy,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Linda Shenk

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      I always enjoy going to the tea room. My friend and I go every year we so enjoy the food and atmosphere and tell everyone about it and it is #1 in my book!

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words and for your ranking. We really appreciate it.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Jean E. Mellinger

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      The food and tea that I had today was fantastic. I always enjoy going to the Front Porch

      Tearoom response:

      Jean,<BR> <BR> We look mforward to seeing you again in the near future and we thank you for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Deb Taylor

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      I had my first experience at a tea house, and it was so great. The tea was excellent, the food was good, and the service was superb. I had a wonderful time and it was the perfect setting for a Bridal shower. Thanks for making my first experience a memorable one.

      Tearoom response:

      Deb,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. I am so glad you enjoyed the Bridal Shower.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • christy nemmer

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      this was my first time to a tea house and i thoroughly enjoyed it!! the food was excellent!!as well as the atmosphere ,looking forward to trying the gourmet breakfast !!

      Tearoom response:

      Christy,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I am so glad we helped make your first tea experience a memorable one. Hopefully you we have many more such teas.<BR> <BR> Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Lucy Dice

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      This is a lovely tearoom, very beautiful, cozy and most welcoming, including the pretty gardens. Our Red Hat ladies enjoyed the Cream Tea very much, the poppy seed dressing on the salad was wonderful. Also, the peach cake dessert was yummy and not too filling or sweet. We will certainly make this a favorite for our tea time outings!! Thank you for your gracious hospitality.

      Tearoom response:

      Lucy,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much. I love all my Red Hat Ladies. You all are such a treat for us. Thank you for your kind comments. See you again in the future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>

    • Vicki

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      Our group of nine had a wonderful time at The Front Porch! The tea, the food, the service, the setting was great. We enjoyed our lunch which included a variety of excellent items and then enjoyed the beautiful gardens outside. This is the nicest tea room we have gone to.

      Tearoom response:

      Vickie, <BR> Thank you so much for your kind comments and your gracious review. Our staff tries real hard to please everyone. Thanks again.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • scott and jackie wolfe

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      first time visitors. tryly great experience and service/attention excellent. will be back soon

      Tearoom response:

      Scott and Jackie,<BR> <BR> I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I thank you for your kind thoughts. See you sometime in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Meriwyn

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      This was an absolutely lovely experience. The service was friendly, the food was out of this world and the atmosphere is such fun!

      Tearoom response:

      Meriwyn,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind review. Come back soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Nancy

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      This was my first time and the atmosphere was lovely. They were out of a couple of teas that we chose so that was disappointing but we understood. The veggie soup was great and the Ambrosia fruit salad was wonderful. We also felt that there were too many cream cheese sandwiches, even though I loved the Salsa one. Dessert was excellant, I had the Peanut Butter cake. Over all our experience was pleasant and the gardens were just beautiful. Bonnie was a wonderful hostess and her girls did a great job.

      Tearoom response:

      Rose,<BR> It was a delight having your Red Hat Group. We look forward to your return. We do keep over 75 teas in our kitchen and am sorry that several of those teas had lemon as one of the ingredients. Your lady that had the lemon allergy seemed to like wild strawberry. As to the cream cheese sandwiches, I again apologize to your lady that was allergic to dairy products. Please when you come see us again let us know of any allegeries as we do try to accommodate everyone. Thanks again for your comments.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Erin Butash

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      I hosted a bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law two weeks ago -- eight of us travelled 600 miles from Canada to celebrate with our Pennsylvania family. It was absolutely worth the trip -- outstanding in every way. I can't say enough about the wonderful experience that our host Bonnie and her staff provided. I hope I can do this again for our other two sons when they decide to tie the knot!!

      Tearoom response:

      Erin,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. We had a ball with all you Canadians. Come back soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Kim Foulds

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      Great location for baby and bridal showers or for a girls day out and B-day celebration.

      Tearoom response:

      Kim,<BR> Thank you so much for your comments. We do host quite a few bridal and baby showers.<BR> Thanks for picking us for yours.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Susan Kauffman

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      I was at the Front Porch Tearoom for a Bridal Shower. We had a great time trying on the hats and the atmosphere was so beautiful and feminine. The food was delicious and very attractively presented. I am looking forward to another occasion to be there.

      Tearoom response:

      Susan,<BR> Thank you for your comments, but do come back just to have tea with us.<BR> <BR> Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Beverly Butash

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      Beautiful venue. Excellent food, along with a uplifting server. The grounds and the house is stunning!

      Tearoom response:

      Beverly,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We always look forward to seeing you.<BR> Bonnie

    • Denise N

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      I've been here several times and always had a wonderful time. The food and service is always excellent.

      Tearoom response:

      Denise,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Karen B

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      Spent a most enjoyable time with my fellow 'Red Hatters' at the 11:00 am tea. The experience was wonderful. We were served both hot and iced tea with unlimited refills. The salad was delicious as well as the soup,scones,tea sandwiches and desserts. The servings were most generous. I would highly recommend The Front Porch to everyone. Come and spend a relaxing and fulfilling time with Bonnie and her staff.

      Tearoom response:

      Karen,<BR> So glad your group came to visit with us. We always enjoy our Red Hat Groups. Thanks for your kind comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Amy McGough

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      WOW! What a wonderful and pleasant experience! Everything about Front Porch is perfect! Outside seating, gardens, indoor (airconditioned!) beautiful decor of tea items and antiques and pictures of the area in by gone days. Hats galore to wear if you do not have your own! Bonnie is an amazing hostess/owner and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The rooibos and mojito tea was fantastic, the ambrosia fruit salad was like dessert-yummy! The scones and clotted cream were absolutely wonderful. Bluberry soup-are you sure it was not dessert? They even provided sandwhiches for my young niece who is somewhat food picky and she is already asking to go back again! There were so many types and flavors of tea to choose from, I must go back to try some more! Thanks again so much for such a pleasant time.

      Tearoom response:

      Amy,<BR> What a wonderful review!!! Thank you so much. We are very glad you took tea with us. Looking forward to your return.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Carol Stigelman

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      What an absolutely wonderful experience my friends and I had at The Front Porch Tea Room! Not only is the tea room a visual experience (table settings, vintage displays all around) You just can not see everything in one visit! Need I say more about the wonderful 'Hat Gallery' that added so much to the very excellent High Tea we enjoyed. If the tea room wasn't enough....The patio, the gorgeous gardens!!! This place is a step back in time..I am so looking forward to bringing my daughter and 6 grandaughters to a place I know they will remember always....I Know I Will!!! XOXOX

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> Wow. Thank you. I am so glad we made a great impression on you. Looking forwrd to your return.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Adele

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      I truly enjoyed the high tea with the cold rooibos mojito and the hot blueberry tea. The cold cherry soup was refreshing and the salad, delightful. I could just sit and drink tea all day.

      Tearoom response:

      Adele,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. Do come back and try some other teas.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Cheryl Jeter

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      I visited the tea room last year with a bus group. I have since been back twice. Each person (male) thaccompanied me was truly impressed. They had no idea what to expect and was totally blown away by the decor, gardens, friendly service and outstanding food menu. Today my supervisor and I went or high tea and thorought emjoyed the rooibos mojito that we even asked if Bonnie had a to-go cup, It was that good that we couldn't get enougth of it and wanted more. The black cherry chilled soup was sooooo smooth and divine and the toasted almost scones were hevenly. We enjoyed ourselves so much we've made a reservation for the the Italian Night in the Garden, coming up soon. We can't wait to go back. I'll be a regular for a long time to come. Great job, Bonnie.

      Tearoom response:

      Cheryl,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your very kind words. We always have a good time when you come to tea. Looking forward to Italian Nights Dinner also.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Kathy Bernd

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      Having been to many tearooms in southcentral PA, I did not have any expectations except good food and pleasant atmosphere. The Front Porch Tea room certainly provided that. While the decor/table settings were traditinal/formal, we were quite comfortable in our more casual attire and were not bombarded with excess conversation. The food was excellent, I especially enjoyed the cold cherry soup. It was nice to have a light/hardy option in both the soups and the dessert as my friend and I could then taste both. The outside landscape was beautiful - making me wish I lived closer and could come to one of the Thursday evening events. The only thing that could be a negative for some people is the lack of tea variety. There were two choices but both were quite good.

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy,<BR> Thank you so much for your very lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. In reply to the variety of teas, when we have a very busy day (50 - 100 people) we always offer 2 teas, however we have over 70 teas in the kitchen and would be most happy to prepare any other tea for you. I do hope you return and please ask for the tea list. Thanks again,<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Barbara

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      I went along with a group who I thought would be fun, despite the 'tea party' motif, and I was COMPLETELY won over! I didn't know what to expect, I don't really like hot tea, and I'm a really picky eater, but this place was awesome! The cinnamon vanilla tea was fantastic, the four cheese and creme brulee scones were excellent, the tortellini soup was great and I understand that everything else was enjoyable, as well! The service was very friendly and while the decor was victorian and flowery, it was also comfortable - not stuffy. I am now planning my daughter's next birthday party for this location and we can't wait! I highly recommend The Front Porch Tea Room for a fun afternoon to catch-up with friends and family!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Barbara,<BR> <BR> What a great review. Thank you so much. We try to serve a variety of foods so that we can accommodate most appetites. Thanks again,<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Dottie Moquin

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      Surroundings, food and service outstanding. The gardens are beautiful. Truly a much needed relaxing evening for my wife and I. Thanks so much Bonnie.

      Tearoom response:

      Ross,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. It is always a treat to serve a man tea. Please do return again with your wife.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Jordan York

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      I visited the Front Porch Tea Room a few weeks ago with my mom for mothers day and we had a wonderful experience. The 6 different courses that they offered were above and beyond our expectations. The chilled strawberry soup especially stood out to the two of us. It is not very often you come across chilled soup and after a little hesitation to try it we were blown away with how delicious it was. The service that we got during our visit was top notch. It was nice to be able to relax and feel like our servers truly enjoyed what they were doing. In addition we were pleasantly surprised by the little extras we received with our tea for mothers day like chocolate covered strawberries and a tea themed pin. After our amazing meal we enjoyed looking at all the unique items that were in the gift shop and even buying some! Last we got to walk around outside and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Overall it was a perfect day and my mom and I will definately come back as well as recommend others to come for tea!

      Tearoom response:

      Jordan,<BR> Thank you for the many kind remarks. We do appreciate hearing from our customers. Looking forward to seeing you and your mother again.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Joan Manchester

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      I visited this tearoom with a friend of mine when I was in the area, due to the many great reviews on this site. However, it did not meet my expectations. I am from a tea drinking country where we have great tearooms and this one falls short of the mark.

      Tearoom response:

      Joan,<BR> I am so sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We try our best to prepare fresh and different food, our staff is considered to be one of the nicest and most accommodating. If it was the tea you did not like, you should ask for something different as we keep over 75 teas in our kitchen. We serve a 6 course High Tea which may have been too heavy for you. Please let me know in more detail what we can do to meet your expectations. We aim to please.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jen L

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      We celebrated Mother's Day at the Front Porch and it was a wonderfully relaxing time to catch up as ladies. We enjoyed chatting with Bonnie and all of her yummy spring time twists. The Chocolate Covered Strawberries were just fabulous!

      Tearoom response:

      Jen,<BR> Thanks for make our tearoom a stop for your Mother's Day celebration. I know those strawberries are something else.<BR> Bonnie

    • Helen M. Franks

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      We had such a great time on May 1st.My Aunt's Birthday party was wonderful. Looking forward to being there again.

      Tearoom response:

      Helen,<BR> Thank you for your kind comments. We will see you in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Betty

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      I could not believe the amount of great food that was provided. The beautiful atmosphere and the sereen settings. We cannot wait to go back,

      Tearoom response:

      Maryanne,<BR> Thanks so much for you very kind comments. Looking forward to see you in the near future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Nancy

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      My two daughters and I were at the Front Porch Tea Room today for our annual 'The Saturday After Mother's Day' tea. We loved every minute of it! The food was just terrific. My girls don't always like to try different foods. They both left feeling completely satisfied. We giggled, laughed and talked, it was a wonderful afternoon. The hats were a great hit too! We'll be back for sure.

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> <BR> We are so glad to be part of your Mother's Day celebration and really happy that you had a good time.<BR> Bonnie

    • AnotherTeaPartySister

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      I was of the lucky seven who went on the tea tour. I really enjoyed the lovely hats we got to wear. The corrective criticism I would offer is the size of the different courses were too generous.They were all so good you wanted to all of each one but knowing more was to come you just had to make yourself stop so you could have room for next course.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for making us a part of your tour. You all were fabulous and I had as much fun talking with each of you. We do serve a large portion, but do not want anyone to go away hungry. Come back soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Rose

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      Seven friends and I recently visited the Front Porch Tea Room on a mini Tea Tour. We had a wonderful time! We attended a special Mother's Day week High Tea and enjoy every delicious bite. Bonnie made us feel right at home and gave us a special Teapot pin for Mother's Day.

      Tearoom response:

      I am so glad you all enjoyed yourself. We love to get the real tea drinkers such as yourself. You help to keep us on our toes. Thanks again and come back soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Bonnie Tyree

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      I visited the Front Porch recently with some friends and we had a wonderful time. The food and service are excellent and the ambiance is excellent, as well.

      Tearoom response:

      Bonnie,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. We always look forward to Having great people such as yourself come for tea.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Joann Firestone

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      I visited the Front Porch Tea Room with my mother and two sisters as a mothers day tradition. This is our 4th year attending the mothers day tea and i am never disappointed!! Bonnie and her staff are always very warm and welcoming. The food is always fantastic. Bonnie made special foods for me because of an intolerance to wheat, but she wanted to make sure i had the same experience as everyone else! Can't wait till next time!

      Tearoom response:

      Joann,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. We love having you and your family at all the special events you attend. You are all such great customers. Thanks so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Regina

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      Want to thank Bonnie for hosting a very special 60th birthday party for my sister-in-law on a dismal Monday, May 4. Inside it was cheerful and the good company and good food made for a wonderful event.

      Tearoom response:

      Regina,<BR> It was a pleasure and you all had so much fun that we were enjoying your party as well. Looking forward to seeing you again for tea in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Phyllis

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      What a wonderful afternoon with my girlfriends. I was very impressed with the quality and quantity of food served, and the relaxing and fun atmosphere created by our hostess. I will be back when the gardens are in bloom. Thank you.

      Tearoom response:

      Phyllis,<BR> Thank you sooooo much for your very kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Deb Schelling

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      I've never experienced a high tea before so I have nothing to compare it to. Having been my first experience, I must say that every other high tea in my future would have to be unbelievable since my experience here was totally incredible.I loved everything from the hats we had to pick from, the victorian decor, the ambrosia, salad, scons, soup, finger sandwiches, dessert, items for purchase and last but not least the tea and variety. Bonnie is a wonderful hostess and the backround music was very soothing. I couldn't imagine a better experience anywhere else.

      Tearoom response:

      Deb,<BR> We are so happy you picked The Front Porch for your first experience and do hope you come back to see us soon. As I said the tea experience is about having good food with good friends in good surroundings. <BR> Thanks again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Cathy

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      I recently visited the tea room with about 15 women from the office. Everyone had a terrific time, several of us wore hats provided by the Front Porch Tea Room. The food was terrific, I especially like the carrot soup and lemon poppy scones. It was a relaxing, enjoyable evening. Thanks!

      Tearoom response:

      Cathy,<BR> Thanks so much for your kind words. Your group was a real treat for us and we really look forward to seeing you again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Joyce

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      its was very good and i would come back again in the future

      Tearoom response:

      Joyce,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jenn

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      the food was outstanding!! nice preparation. would have like to have seen more jewelry there, but like what was available.

      Tearoom response:

      Jenn,<BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your kind words. You were just hours short of seeing more jewelry as my shipment came in in the afternoon. The display is overflowing.<BR> Come back and see us soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jo Ann Dowling

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      Our group enjoyed ourselves at the Front Porch Tearoom. The food was very good and service was wonderful. I enjoyed looking at the spring flowers in bloom, site was very beautiful.

      Tearoom response:

      Jo Ann,<BR> Thanks so much for your kind words. The flowers are in bloom but it will be about 1 more week before everything is blooming. Stop by just to take a peek.<BR> Bonnie

    • Joanna Hoy

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      I attended the Front Porch tea room with a group of friends over the weekend. This was my very first tea. The decor was beautiful. There is a wide selection of clean hats to try on. The teas were flavorful. The food was heavenly. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. We had a wonderful time. To top it all off, the little gift shop offers quite a large selection of items including china cups and saucers, beautiful stationery and a large assortment of teas.

      Tearoom response:

      Joann,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your glowing review. We hope to see you again in the near future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Cheryl

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      This past weekend, I went to the tea room, with several friends from work, as a weekend adventure. I had not been at the tea room in several years, but remember how much I enjoyed it the first time. I again was not disappointed. The staff was friendly, the food was excellent and the tea was terrific. Already considering booking a time for a family Mother's Day tea. Thanks for a great time and great company!!

      Tearoom response:

      Cheryl,<BR> Thank you for the many kind words. Hopefully you have booked your reservation for Mother's Day as we are getting booked up rapidly. Thanks again,<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Holly L. Slusser

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      A lot of decorative and creative items to explore. Hat selection superb. Dessert is heavenly.

      Tearoom response:

      Holly,<BR> Thank you so much for your review. Glad you liked the dessert. We try to come up with totally different ideas. Your group was a hoot. Come back soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • susan witman

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      This exceeded my expectations. It was charming, quaint. What a delightful experience. It was 'cozy' with a Victorian flair. Lace, teapot, teacups....what a warm atmosphere. I'd love to go again and see the gardens in bloom.

      Tearoom response:

      Susan,<BR> Thank you so much for trying the Front Porch and for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Nancy

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      Wonderful!

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> Thank you so much for choosing The Front Porch and your response. <BR> Bonnie

    • Donna Miscavage

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      I was visiting from Wilkes-Barre and went to the Front Porch for high tea with my daughter in law and some of her friends. I enjoyed myself so much. The atmosphere was so friendly and relaxed. Bonnie was a great hostess and I don't even know where to begin to describe how much I enjoyed the tea and the food. Everything was delicious and I was so full, but it didn't stop me from eating all of my desert because it was so good! I can't wait to go again.

      Tearoom response:

      Donna,<BR> Thank you for making that long trip. I do hope to see you again soon. Teas are lots of fun.<BR> Bonnie

    • Pam

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      I visit the Front Porch Tea Room about twice a year, and I am never disappointed. You leave with a full stomach. I have been to three other tea rooms in Pennsylvania, and this one is by far the best!

      Tearoom response:

      Pam,<BR> Thank you for your vote of confidence. Sadly we are number 2 after Pittsburgh. However, we are extremely happy when our patrons count us as #1. Thanks ever so much.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Michelle

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      The American Girl Tea was fun as always. My daughter had a wonderful time. It will be a memory we treasure. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere festive. Thanks so much for a fantastic evening!

      Tearoom response:

      Michelle,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for helping to make our American Girl Doll Tea so much fun. We look forward to doing it again in September.<BR> Bonnie

    • Elena Roberts

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      I took my good friend and my mom to tea for my mom's 77th birthday. What a great time we had. Fabulous food and hostess!

      Tearoom response:

      Elena,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for picking us to celebrate a very important event. Hopefully we can celebrate many more birthdays with you.<BR> Bonnie

    • R. Sterner

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      Bonnie and the girls make you feel at home the minute you step in the door. The aroma of wonderful home cooking wafts out of the kitchen. You will NEVER be disappointed with the quality or quantity of any of her offerings. I had breakfast tea there and we had so much I got a to go box and shared it the next morning with my husband. He was impressed! I have had other luncheon teas there and always enjoy each one. Her gift shop is beautiful also. No wonder she is #1 in the area and always will be in my book!

      Tearoom response:

      Rosemary,<BR> <BR> Thank you for such kind words on our behalf. We love having you and maybe one day your husband will join you. Thanks again,<BR> Bonnie

    • Bobbie Jo Longacre

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      Friends and I from work went in Dec and the decorations were beautiful and the service was excellent as well as the food. We are going back in April for the flowers in bloom!

      Tearoom response:

      Bobbie Jo,<BR> Thank you for your kind words about the Christmas Decorations. Hopefully if the squirrels did not dig out all our flowers we should have between 20,000 and 25,000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinth's blooming about the end of April.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • M. Mafnas

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      My friend and I had a lovely time at tea, as always. I hosted my sister's bridal shower at the Front Porch in 2007 and my mother has requested a tea for her birthday, so it is a family favorite!

      Tearoom response:

      I am so glad that you enjoyed your bridal shower and look forward to having you back for a birthday.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Tamara Leas

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      Fabulous! We just loved the Snowflake Tea! Perfect for a 'chance of snow' day in February. We were thrilled to finally visit The Front Porch, having heard so many nice things about it. These ladies lived up to our expectations, and then some. Delicious from the start, each course was presented with full explanation and in a timely fashion. The poppy seed salad dressing was amazing. The chocolate scones - well, I could smell them coming and they tasted just as good. Yum! A variety of flavors that played sweetly on our tastebuds. We will have to return in the Spring or Summer, when the flowers are in bloom.

      Tearoom response:

      Tamara,<BR> What a glowing and delightful review. Thank you ever so kindly for choosing The Front Porch as a must for your tea experience. We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future.<BR> Again thank you,<BR> Bonnie

    • Carol Millward

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      This is the best tea room around.Bonnie does a wonderful job.In fact I am having tea there today.The food is wonderful and you will feel stuffed with all the wonderful goodies.Take the time get some friends together and go to The Front Porch.You will have a wonderful memory.

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> Thank you so much for such kind words. You are always such fun. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • B. Welber

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      What a tearoom!! My girfriend and I visited on 02/18/09 and I must say that this will be a favorite place to have afternoon tea from now on. Bonnie was a most gracious and fun hostess, the place is beautifully decorated, the food is delicious and gifts galore. Thank you Bonnie for a wonderful High Tea. My first time but won't be the last.

      Tearoom response:

      Burma,<BR> Thank you so much for making The Front Porch a favorite place to spend an afternoon. I look forward to seeing you again in the future.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Donna

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      Can not say enough good things about the Front Porch. I am in a tea group that visits a tea room once a month and when it is our birthday we get to choose the one we want to go to and I always go back to the Front Porch for mine. It is by far my favorite. The atmosphere is inviting, the dining area is immmaculate, the food is superb with six courses and you even get a choice of soup and dessert. Love It! Love It!

      Tearoom response:

      Donna, <BR> Thank you so much for picking The Front Porch to celebrate your birthday. Hopefully we will see you again soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Kathy Stanton

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      A thoroughly enjoyable and very filling experience. Beautiful place and gifts are wonderful!

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy,<BR> Thank you so much for picking The Front Porch for your tea. Come back soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Joyce Carroll

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      The overall experience was wonderful. The food was excellent, but I prefer having more than two flavors of tea from which to choose.

      Tearoom response:

      Joyce,<BR> Thank you so much for your comments. Apparently you were here on a very busy day. When we are extremely busy we offer 2 different teas, however we have over 75 other teas available. On days where we have less than 30 people at one time we do let the parties pick their own teas. Hopefully you will return an please request the tea list even on a busy day. My staff is always willing to accommodate. Thanks again.

    • Pat W

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      This was my first visit to the Front Porch but will not be my last. I visited with my Red Hat group and found the entire afternoon a delight. The food was wonderful (especially the desserts) and the service was excellent. Everyone was warm and welcoming. All of my Red Hat sisters agreed that we will definitely do this again. Thank you Bonnie for a wonderful afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> Thank you so much for your beautiful words and for the lovely bracelet. Hope to see you all again real soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Jenny S.

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      The Front Porch was a very enjoyable tea time for my friend and myself. We were very pleased with the excellent service and the enchanting Christmas decor found in all the rooms. We will definitely be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Jenny,<BR> Thanks so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Bonnie S.

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      Every time I visit the Front Porch Tea Room I have a wonderful time with wonderful food. The pumpkin soup was 'the best'! And Bonnie is a great hostess!

      Tearoom response:

      Bonnie,<BR> Thank you for your visit. Pumpkin Soup still ranks #1 with the customers.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Lindsay

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      Front Porch was an excellent tea experience. The 6 course High Tea was deliciously satisfying. Their pumpkin soup was my favorite of all, it was the best soup I've had in a long time. The Victorian atmosphere topped the experience and was very inviting. The ladies who served us were wonderful hosts. I look forward to visiting the Front Porch again soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Lindsay,<BR> <BR> We look forward to serving you again. Thanks so much for your comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Patricia Hartman

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      Had a lovely evening with friends at The Front Porch and highly recommend this tea room to anyone who enjoys quality dining. Thanks Bonnie!

      Tearoom response:

      Patricia,<BR> Thank you so much for spending an evening with us and for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Tracy

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      I live in Pittsburgh and my sister lives in Red Lion, PA. I can't wait until we get the opertunity to visit Bonnie and her Tea Room again. It was simply AWESOME! Great Atmosphere, People, Tea and Food!

      Tearoom response:

      Tracy,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. Hurry back from Pittsburgh and good luck in the Super Bowl.<BR> Bonnie

    • Karen

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      We visited The Front Porch tea room on Saturday, November 15th., and found everything to be delightful. The food was fabulous, especially the pumpkin soup. Our servers were so friendly and helpful. Bonnie was such a gracious host. I would reccomend her tea room to everybody.

      Tearoom response:

      Karen,<BR> Thanks so much for your kind words. I really do have a great staff. Pumpkin Soup still ranks #1. Thanks again.<BR> Bonnie

    • deb flores

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      my six year old granddaughter and i had high expectations, and they were exceeded. the quality and variety of gifts offered was exceptional.

      Tearoom response:

      Deb,<BR> I am so glad we could make your granddaughter happy so that she will want to take tea again. Thanks so much for your kind review.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jess

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      This is one of the most amazing tea rooms I have been to in PA and NJ! You will escape and lose yourself in the relaxing Victorian atmosphere inside or beautiful gardens outside. Their signature salad dressing is spectacular. Where a hat, or not, you will not leave hungry...you'll be stuffing yourself to savor every tasty bite! The hostesses are very friendly and make your tea experience special!

      Tearoom response:

      Jess,<BR> Thank you for your glowing review. I do hope to see you again some day soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Audry Fryer

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      My experience at your tea room was one of relaxation and indulgence. Well, maybe over-indulgence, when I recall that I could not finish dessert. From the hats to the Victorian decor to the delicious courses, I had a very enjoyable time. I look forward to returning again sometime soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Audry,<BR> hank you for your kind words and we look forward to you returning again soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Donna Plymire

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      Very relaxing atmosphere. The breakfast was very good starting with fresh orange juice, ambrosia, variety of pastry, egg strata, caramel french toast and of course wonderful tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Donna,<BR> It was a treat taking with you and look forward to your return to our tea room.<BR> Bonnie

    • Debra

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      Bonnie, Our 'Tea friends' group enjoyed the afternoon with you very much. The atmosphere equaled the quality of the food. We came from Delaware and Maryland and will definitly return.

      Tearoom response:

      Debra,<BR> It was our pleasure to have you in the tea room. Hopefully we will see you again. In the meantime thanks for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Denise W.

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      I have been coming to the Front Porch Tea Room for over 8 years. My mother in-law brings me every year for my birthday, which is in October. I love the October featured teas. We look forward to coming every year. We can't wait to come back next year. We would never go to another tea room!

      Tearoom response:

      Denise,<BR> Thank you so much for making my tea room a stop to celebrate your birthday. Thank you also for your very kind review.<BR> Bonnie

    • Pat Weaver

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      I would recommend this tea room to everyone.We had great service and wonderful food.If anyone leaves there and they aren't full it isn't the fault of the tea room.It was a totally terrific experiende. Thank you

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> Thanks for such kind words. We love having you.<BR> Bonnie

    • Darby M.

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      i hate this place. they were mean and i didnt like the food.

      Tearoom response:

      Darby,<BR> <BR> I am so sorry that you did not like my tea room, or the service, however I have some of the nicest staff around and I know that they go out of their way to make people feel special and to accommodate them to the best of their ability. Again, I am so sorry if you had a bad experience and do hope you are the type of person who would give us a second chance.<BR> <BR> Bonnie Helm<BR> Owner

    • Devon H.

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      This is definitely one of the better tea rooms at which I have enjoyed high tea! A friend and I celebrated our birthdays there (a month apart, and she was visiting from out of state right in the middle of our birthdays), and we had such a wonderful time! My boss is a regular at this tea room and recommended it to me, so it was our first time. The food was stellar - I especially loved the chilled cherry soup! We had fun trying on hats when we came in, and the service was superb; we never felt rushed. My only complaints were the scones, which were quite delicious, seemed more like 'soft sugar cookie' texture rather than a traditional scone and a tad on the smallish size, and the tea sandwiches, which were four very small pieces that I understand add up to one whole, but they were so good that I would have loved more! I also loved being able to try both the iced and hot tea; however, we were told that only one variety of hot tea was being served, some type of coconut-flavored tea, which ended up being pretty good, it's just that I'm used to being able to choose from a tea menu at most places I've been to and prefer to order what I like. That being said, I HIGHLY recommend this tea room (make sure you come hungry!); however, if what you're looking for is a 'true' authentic British high tea, this is not it. I find this to me a more Americanized version; soup and salad are served, and 'real' full desserts (for instance, we were given the choice of carrot cake or a chocolate peanut trifle-like dessert, which were both delicious), with less emphasis on the traditional scone/tea sandwiches/small dessert high tea. The garden looked especially lovely when we were there, and I wished it wasn't so hot the day we came, as it would have been nice to have tea in the garden! The gift shop and items available for sale are also wonderful, so make sure you take a look around the shop and upstairs. This was definitely worth finding! (from Lancaster, PA)

      Tearoom response:

      Devon,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your wonderful review. You are correct in stating that what we serve is not the typical British Tea. My English patrons have informed me that what we serve is more of a Workingman's Tea which is the evening meal. I love to say that what we serve is a Pennsylvania Dutch Tea because I am always worried that folks will leave my tea room hungry. The tea type that you referred to is actually an Afternoon Tea and consists of fruit, scones, sandwiches, and sweets and savories. This is normally served on a three tier server.<BR> <BR> As to my scones, I know that I do not make the best, I try however, but I do try to keep them moist as my preference is not dry scones.<BR> <BR> Again, thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you again soon<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Nancy Smith

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      We came from the Eastern Shore of Maryland (about a 2 and a half hour trip) We kept thinking ' This is certainly a long way to come for tea' but we are so glad we made the trip. our little group of friends have visited several Tea Houses, but this is the best we have seen. The food was delicious and plentiful, the atmosphere was wonderful, and the service was superb....Thanks Bonnie for a wonderful day

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends. Hopefully you will get a chance to come back some day.<BR> Bonnie

    • sheree

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      as always great food and service, what a wounderful time had by all in my group of 8 that were part of the royal tea club 9/15. well worth the hour ride from baltimore. 'fabulous'

      Tearoom response:

      Sheree,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.I am very glad you did make that hour trip from Baltimore and hope to see you back soon for another tea.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Barbara Peterson

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      Having tea at The Front Porch is always a wonderful experience. I recently attended tea with The Royal Tea Club and, as usual, it was a lovely event. Bonnie is always welcoming and her staff is cheerful and friendly. The scones at this tea were fabulous, as well as the rest of the tea fare. The Front Porch has always been my #1 favorite!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Barbara,<BR> It is always a pleasure to have The Royal Tea Club and all the great ladies who belong. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for your kind comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Lori Becker

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      I've been there twice and enjoyed the experience both times. The food was delicious, the teas were wonderful, and the service was very pleasant. I would definitely go back!

      Tearoom response:

      Lori,<BR> How kind of you. We look forward to having you back. Thanks again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jennifer Evans

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      I LOVE this tea room. The staff is very friendly and they made my birthday outing with my family such a wonderful and fun experience. I will definitely be back for more.

      Tearoom response:

      Jennifer,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for spending your birthday with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Crystal Hershey

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      This was my first high tea experience and The Front Porch delivered a memorable one. The berry iced tea was excellent,as was everything served that day. The Italian vegetable soup, fresh tea sandwiches(I was partial to the chicken salad),warm scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam were all wonderful and the desserts were decadent. The surroundings were both beautiful and serene. We were not hurried, the service was great, and we were certainly not hungry when we left. I would highly recommend The Front Porch and hope to visit again.

      Tearoom response:

      Crystal,<BR> Thank you so much for your glowing words. I am very happy we were able to make your first tea experience a memorable one. Hope to see you again soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Dotty

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      Our group had a wonderful time when we visited. It was my second time visiting and everything was as great as the first time. The owner always takes time to come to your table and speak with you.

      Tearoom response:

      Dotty,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. I do like to get around to each table and find out where they are coming from and chat with them. Hope to see you back soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Rebecca Sollenberger

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      I brought my 11-year-old daughter and her friend to celebrate her birthday. They are finicky eaters, but tried everything. They especially loved the dessert and the atmosphere.

      Tearoom response:

      Rebecca,<BR> I am so glad the girls enjoyed their visit and that they enjoyed the dessert. That is generally a sure winner.<BR> Bonnie

    • Lisa

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      Lots of really good food. Make sure you are hungry when you arrive!

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Sherry Miller

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      Since I had been to The Front Porch before, I chose this spot to celebrate the 60th birthday of a dear friend with a very special group of friends. We have been to many tearooms as a group, but this one is now at the top of everyone's list! For me, the beverage is secondary to the food in a properly prepared afternoon tea, and The Front Porch delights me every time! My group was absolutely delighted with the tea, the food, the atmosphere, Bonnie's hospitality, the gardens -- a perfect celebration! We will all be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Sherry,<BR> Thank you so much for your glowing words. We try to make the whole experience a joy.<BR> Bonnie

    • Linda Dice

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      I've been here several times. The tea sandwiches, although still tasty, have shrunk markedly in size - and so have the scones, etc.The atmosphere is very nice and the people are friendly.

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> Thank you so much for your comments. The size of my sandwich has not changed. I have noticed that the dimensions of the loaf of bread has changed not in number of slices but overall size. We still give everyone the equivalent of one full sandwich. Regarding the size of our scones, we still get 20 scones out of every batch and give each persons 2 different scones. Maybe you have been used to one large scone served elsewhere versus two scones at the Front Porch. I generally hear from my customers that they are too full to even finish their dessert, and most take it home. I do hope that you will try us again and we will do our best to do a good job.<BR> Thanks,<BR> Bonnie Helm

    • Becki

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      This was my fourth visit to The Front Porch Tea Room and it was as wonderful as the first time I visited. The tearoom is quaint, the food and tea is delicious, and the service is both prompt and friendly. Bonnie, the owner, always takes a few minutes away from the kitchen to visit with her guests. I think this is a nice personal touch. We finished our visit by browsing through the gardens and taking pictures with friends. Overall, the visit was absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to go back.

      Tearoom response:

      Becki,<BR> Thank you so much for choosing The Front Porch to celebrate such an important occasion. WE love having you no matter what the occasion.<BR> Bonnie

    • Margaret Ramage

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      We had a very pleasant time at this tea room. Choosing a hat to wear made the experience memorable. The food was good. The ice tea was delicious but additional choices of hot tea beyond what was already on the table under the tea cozy was served in tea bags with a teapot of warmish water.

      Tearoom response:

      Margaret,<BR> <BR> I am so sorry that you had a bad experience with us. We have over 70 loose and bagged tea varieties in our kitchen. Normally we brew whatever tea you request and then take it to the table. I do not know what happened with the water either since we keep a pot of 212 hot water on at all times just so we can brew tea for our customers. Hopefully you will try us again so we may make up for any problems you encountered this time. Until then thank you for your comments and we will certainly try to correct them<BR> <BR> Bonnie Helm

    • Linda Shuman

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      I Loved The Front Porch Tea Room. It was beautiful and we felt very comfortable. The food was wonderful and I was plesantly full. My Sister & Nieces from out of town Enjoyed it & we will be back!! Thanks,

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Cherie' Smith

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      We had the most enoyable time at the bridal shower we attended. Excellent food and service as well as delicious tea's!!! 'Hat's' off for an incredible experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Cherie,<BR> Thank you so much for making a memory with us.<BR> Bonnie

    • Mary Decker

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      What a perfectly delightful experience! Everything was exceptional--atmosphere, gardens, tea service, but especially the food. For the 1st time ever, I left a tea feeling stuffed. I couldn't even finish dessert--a luscious chocolate concoction. No one wanted to leave a crumb of the wonderful food, but we were too full to finish it all. We'll be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Mary,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Pat Mitschelen

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      I have an annual outing for the family reunion weekend to include the Front Porch Tea for the visiting ladies. This year my dearest friend from The Netherlands had the opportunity to experience the best tea house.

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> <BR> And what a treat it is for The Front Porch to have your family and friends. It was fun talking with your friend from Holland.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Tori Leiphart

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      The atmosphere of The Front Porch was extremely calm and comforting. Our favorite part of the visit was choosing a silly hat to wear during the stay. The staff was very polite and friendly. We were very pleased at our experience at The Front Porch and are anticipating a future visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Tori,<BR> I know that the most fun can be had by picking a truly silly hat.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Joan Patterson

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      The Front Porch Tea Room is the best tea room in the state! They hosted my daughter's bridal shower and two years later, the ladies are still talking about The Front Porch. The teas, food, and atmosphere were unsurpassed...the complete package was superb!!

      Tearoom response:

      Joan,<BR> Thanks so much for your very kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Carol Henry

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      Always great food, great service, very accommodating for special food requests, etc. Best Tea Room I've ever been to. Thanks Bonnie and good luck...

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your very kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jake Huggins

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      One of my more delightful experiences and I'm a guy.

      Tearoom response:

      Hey Jake,<BR> Thanks so much for your kind words. We do play host to quite a few guys.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Jessica

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      My last visit I enjoyed myself greatly and will definitely eat there again! Wonderful food, cheerful environment, and comfortable setting.

      Tearoom response:

      Jessica,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Diane McCarty

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      This was my second visit to the Front Porch and I always enjoy tie experience so much. Excellent tea Room!!!!!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Diane,<BR> Thank you so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jane Deibler

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      This was our 5th trip to the Front Porch Tea Room--and I have visited many Tea Rooms over the past 11 yrs--offering a 'Director Tea' party every qtr.to my top Sales personnel. Tea offerings have always been excellent and the food delicious. But it is the atmosphere that takes us back to The Front Porch, which we discovered about 5 yrs ago. You have the 'olde world' charm and the 'English' Tea atmosphere. I highly recommend it!

      Tearoom response:

      Jane,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for making The Front Porch one of you places to visit. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Jane Baker

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      We visit the Front Porch several times each year because it offers us a wonderful tea party. They always make us feel special.

      Tearoom response:

      Jane,<BR> Thank you so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Cindy Hulse

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      The teas, food, service were excellent. The victorian decorations, music, gift shop and garden all added to a charming way to spend the afternoon. High tea served with 6 courses was absolutely delicious. Other tea houses I've been to I felt like I needed to go eat afterwards...not true here. What a great, relaxing wonderful afternoon. The owner is a caring creative woman who makes you feel right at home. You start off selecting a hat from her large selection which also adds charm to the High tea. Great afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Cindy,<BR> <BR> I am so glad you enjoyed your afternoon with us. We have great fun with our gardens.<BR> Bonnie

    • Amy

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      Our silly hat tea party was supurb. From the gardens to the conversations and everything in between was fantastic.

      Tearoom response:

      Amy,<BR> Thank you so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Connie

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      I make a hobby out of visiting different tea rooms. The Front Porch keep drawing me back for repeat performances. The food is consistently delicious, the surroundings are beautiful, especially the gardens now, and the service is very personal and friendly.

      Tearoom response:

      Connie,<BR> Thank you so much for your very kind words.<BR> Bopnnie

    • Pam from CT

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      I was visiting my parents from Connecticut and they took me there for high tea. It is a lovely place... the gardens are exquisite (I enjoyed them being an avid gardener myself) and the inside was just as lovely. I especially loved the hats you could chose to wear. I felt like a little girl again having tea with my parents. It was a very special evening for me.

      Tearoom response:

      Pam,<BR> So glad I could take you back in time.<BR> Bonnie

    • barb 6/26/08

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      4 friends and I spent a delightful 2 hours dining on a delicious variety of items while catching up on the latest news of family and friends. I recommend The Front Porch Tea Room to anyone who wants to treat herself to delicious food and a relaxing time. We enjoyed the very pleasant atmosphere and marveled at the decor.

      Tearoom response:

      Barb,<BR> Thanks so much for picking The Front Porch as the place where you and your friends could catch up on all the latest. Hope to see you again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Laura B.

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      Nine of us traveled approximately 80 miles to sample the fare at the Front Porch Tearoom. It was well worth the trip. What a delightful afternoon we had. We were told not to hurry so we relaxed and enjoyed the whole experience. The atmosphere was enchanting and the teas and food were perfectly prepared and served. I would definitely go back.

      Tearoom response:

      Laura,<BR> Thank you for picking us and for traveling so far. I do hope you can make it back sometime soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Barb Maye

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      I have visited most tea rooms in the area, but my favorite is still The Front Porch. My sister, a friend and myself were there on Thursday this week. We had hot tea and cold tea and the food as always was delicious. The scones were warm and melted in your mouth. Bonnie is a wonderful hostess and we always enjoy the full experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Barb,<BR> <BR> Thanks ever so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • debbie c.

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      love this place!!took my husband for valentines dinner,wonderful experience! he thought he would hate it and now he can't wait to go back!!!!!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Debbie,<BR> So glad you enjoyed the Candlelight Dinner. Hope to get you and your husband back soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • katie hartley

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      this is the best tea room I have ever been to. The food is excellent. Bonnie is so nice and a wonderful hostess. It is definately a worthwhile experience

      Tearoom response:

      Katie,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Brenda

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      I was visiting my sister-in-law, who lives in York, PA & she took me to The Front Porch Tea Room. We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. We had a lovely time.

      Tearoom response:

      Brenda,<BR> Hope you and your sister-in-law can come back and visit us again. Thanks so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Joyce Hake

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      One of the most rewarding times I, and my friend, ever had. Grat hospitality, and the meal ws great. so was the service. I will be back within a month with another friend.

      Tearoom response:

      Joyce,<BR> Thanks so much and we will see you again soon. <BR> Bonnie

    • Bev Smith

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      Bonnie Helm has a wonderful house for her tea room. I have visited many times with family and friends. Great Place and Good Food!

      Tearoom response:

      Bev,<BR> As always it is a pleasure to see you.<BR> Bonnie

    • Pat S.

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      I've been to many tea rooms in the York,PA area, where I live. This is the only one I keep coming back to time and time again. Most recently I was there with my daughter for the Mother's Day High Tea. As usual, it was wonderful, with choices of cold and hot teas, ambrosia, salad,finger sandwiches, soup,and dessert. The food is substantial, satisfying and delicious. The Victorian atmosphere is very clean,beautiful and relaxing. The outside gardens are beautiful and I love browsing around upstairs at the gift shop items. If you want to step back in time to a slower more relaxing atmosphere, with great, unhurried service, this is the place to go. I will undoubtedly return again.

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> I am so glad you could visit us for Mother's Day and thank you so much for your very kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kristen S

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      Wonderful food with a broad selection of hot and iced teas. The ambrosia is wonderful as well as the salad with mandarin oranges and raspberry vinaigrette. Also, the outside gardens are beautiful. I loved everything!

      Tearoom response:

      Kristen,<BR> Thank you so much for spending time with us.<BR> Bonnie

    • Orlena Heiser

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      I visited the Front Porch Tea Room with my daughter, daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and several friends. This was the first time for most of us. We had a great time and really enjoyed the food. The Chocolate Coconut Tea was very good as was the Cherry Blossom Black Tea. Ambrosia was perfect with the toasted coconut and the salad with House dressing was great. I liked the Chilled Strawberries and Cream soup and the ladies who chose Chicken Corn said it was delicious. Sandwiches were very good. I particularly liked the Cucumber with Cream Cheese and lemon pepper on Rye. Chocolate cake was great and the Lemon Mousse was very good. We will definitly be back. This was the Mother's Day Tea, but I'm sure the other menus are just as good.

      Tearoom response:

      Orlena,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for spending time with us for a Mother's Day Tea. Thanks for all your wonderful comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Cindy Bacon

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      From choosing hats, dining on outstanding fare and admiring the gardens, we had a memorable time. Blessedly we had a camera to take some pictures to add to our memory box:)

      Tearoom response:

      Cindy,<BR> Thank you so much for choosing us to make a memory.<BR> Bonnie

    • Caryn Bowman

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      I recently took my mother and my sister-in-law here for a special Mother's Day treat. We had a wonderful time. Picking out the hats was a blast and the food was fantastic. Such neat and unique ideas! The staff was so accomidating and cheerful, I truly felt welcomed as if I were in my own home! And lets not forget the beautiful flowers outside. We so enjoyed wallking around and admiring the gorgeous scenery. I am sure to make this a tradition year after year! Thank you to all for such a memorable experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Caryn,<BR> Thank you so much for spending time at The Front Porch. We look forward to seeing you again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Leanna Faruki

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      We have always had an excellent experience during our visits to The Front Porch. The service is friendly and the food is excellent, not to mention that the gardens are stunning. I would definitely recommend this tea room to my friends.

      Tearoom response:

      Leanna,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Carol Aukamp

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      Great food and excellent service. It was a fun experience. I got to pick out a hat to wear too! The rooms were charming with a beautiful yard outside.

      Tearoom response:

      Carol, Thank you so much, we think the hats are great and we get a lot of fun from them also.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Dusty Wright

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      Six of us red hatter's went to tea 4-17-08. What a great time we had. The food was soooooooo good. We were offered our chose between two soups, most of use picked the cream of mushroom. It was excelent. The rest of the tea was just as excelent. We all left very full. The tea room is an old victorian that has been decorated very nice with hats and clothing of that time. You can pick out a hat to wear if you want. The gift shop upstairs is not to be missed.

      Tearoom response:

      Dusty, Thank you for your kind words. We always enjoy our Red Hat groups. Bonnie

    • Barb

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      Love the hats

      Tearoom response:

      Barb, Thanks we love them too. Bonnie

    • Julie Druck

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      I have been to The Front Porch several times and always enjoy it! Bonnie is very friendly and sweet, and the food is always delicious. I'm so glad we have such a lovely tea house to enjoy right in our own little neck of the woods!

      Tearoom response:

      Julie, <BR> Thank you for your kind remarks. We are now ranked 3rd in the state. 1st and 2nd place goes to Pittsburgh. You all help us with your ratings.<BR> Bonnie

    • Patty Marn

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      I attended a high tea with a group of friends and we had a delightful time. The vanilla cinnamon tea was wonderful as well as the spring time tea. A lovely Roobios blend. The fruit ambrosia was lilght and fresh, the salad was a lovely mixture of greens, mandarin oranges with pine nuts and dried fruits. The savory rosemary and thyme scones and the fruity apricot scones were wonderful with the clotted cream and the strawberry spread. The dainty little sandwiches were quite good as well. Not one of us tasted anything we didn't like and we really enjoyed picking out a hat from the collection on the wall. The garden outside was beautiful and peaceful. Bonnie is such a treat, extremely nice and fun! I highly recommend this tea room to everyone. You will not be disappointed!

      Tearoom response:

      Patty,<BR> <BR> Customers like you are so great. Thank you so much for your kind words,<BR> Bonnie

    • Debra Wise

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      I attended a breakfast tea. We were served 2 types of tea, my favorite being the vanilla cinnamon. We were served 2 beautiful plates of muffins,scones etc. We had a delicious fruit salad and hot food as well. The atmosphere was Victorian with trees beautifully decorated with teacups and teapots and a gift shop upstairs. There is lots to look at! The outside landscaping was absolutely beautiful. It was a wonderful,relaxing and fun experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Debra,<BR> I am so glad you enjoyed your breakfast tea. We love having you and thank you for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Bethann

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      Our office staff had a wonderful high tea together- the food and service were Excellent!

      Tearoom response:

      Bethann,<BR> Thank you for thinking of The Front Porch for your staff. We appreciate it.<BR> Bonnie

    • Arlene Krasnoff

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      The Front Porch has a charming decor in a lovely Victorian house. Bonnie, the hostess is effervescent. The food is delicious. The scones were the best that I've tasted. Hats are available so that a whimsical touch can added to the traditional tea. The entire experience was a delight

      Tearoom response:

      Arlene,<BR> Thank you for your kind words and for being such a delightful person.<BR> Bonnie

    • Sally Over

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      A lovely tea room. The food was excellent. Everything about it was perfect.

      Tearoom response:

      Sally,<BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Carolyn Gallo

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      Lovely environment;Bonnie was so kind and accommodating. Delicious food. Been their twice and will return and recommend to my friends. Gardens are beautiful too.

      Tearoom response:

      Carolyn,<BR> Thanks so much.<BR> Bonnie

    • Ruth

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      I treated a friend to high tea for her birthday. It was our first visit to this tearoom, and we definitly want to return. The service,food, and tea were excellent. A very nice atmosphere and decor to enjoy a tea. I'm looking forward to returning. Thanks Bonnie for making our time so enjoyable.

      Tearoom response:

      Ruth,<BR> I am so glad you brought your friend for her birthday. We have many folks who like to do the same. Again, thanks for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • DARBIE HASH

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      WAS MY FIRST TIME AT A TEA HOUSE WAS VERY IMPRESSED WILL GO AGAIN. HAD A BLAST

      Tearoom response:

      Darbie,<BR> I am glad you picked The Front Porch for your first tea experience. Hopefully we will see you again soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Suzanne McLaughlin

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      Bonnie Thanks for a terrific first tea for my granddaughter, Taylar. The American Girl Tea was a great way to celebrate her 6th birthday. What fun! Suzanne 03/13/08

      Tearoom response:

      Suzanne,<BR> Thanks for coming to our American Girl Tea. It is always sooo much fun with the young ladies and their dolls. We get booked solid for all 3 evenings both in the spring and fall. Hope to see you again.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Pam Zablocki

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      We attended the American Girl Doll tea and it was wonderful! The girls had a great time (and so did the mommies) Very nicely done, I highly recommend it if you daughter likes American Girl Dolls.

      Tearoom response:

      Pam,<BR> Thanks so much for your comments. We have a ball with the American Girl Teas.<BR> Bonnie

    • Rob I

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      2nd time visiting and service was great, friendly and food was excellent. Well recommended.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to your future visits.<BR> Bonnie

    • E. Good

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      This is a treat to savor- the whole experience. Homey, yet refined atmosphere. Exquisite and delicious food and tea. This has become my favorite way to pamper myself! Bonnie and the staff deliver a feast for the senses. (And very affordably, I might add.)

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much, your comments mean alot to us,<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Nancy Ruppert

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      My daughter first brought me to the tearoom for Mother's Day, and it was great! I was so excited when my husband gave me a gift certificate for Christmas!! My daughter and I had our High Tea today and it was wonderful!! The service and food were both excellant!! Can't wait to go again!

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> Thank you so much, don't forget what I told you about the 30,000 tulips blooming the end of April. See you then.<BR> Bonnie

    • Chris Schweitzer

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      Dear Front Porch, This is by far my favorite tea room. My mom and I have gone to several others but we always come back to the Front Porch. I have brought several different groups of people(friends, coworkers, family) and they have all enjoyed their experience. We always have a great time and look forward to return trips.

      Tearoom response:

      Chris,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for you wonderful comments. We look forward to many more dates.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Tracey Smith

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      This was my favorite tea room and I have been to several in the area. The owner is very friendly and hospitable. The setting was comfortable and fancy. The food was delicious and filling. The tea was fun and very tasty. We had a wonderful time and will return.

      Tearoom response:

      Tracey,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Gerald E. Otterbein

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      A Valentine's Evening to remember and Bonnie and the staff of the Front Porch Tea Room made it a night of magic for true love. My wife has been to this tea room many times and I've been to Bonnie's incredible Breakfast so why not try one of her event dinners. It was the perfect evening of a quiet get away for just the two of us(even though the place was packed it still felt like we were the only ones). The gourmet meal surpassed the 5 star expensive alternatives in York and of course Bonnie and her staff catered to our every whim. Not one detail was overlooked and again our expectations were exceeded. It is any wonder why The Front Porch Tea Room is number 4 in the state? - In my book they are number ONE.

      Tearoom response:

      Gerald,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind comments. I must say that I have the best staff and chef a person could have and they make this event a big success.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Alan

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      In need of a unique Valentine to lift our spirits after a grim winter, my wife and I found a perfect answer with a delectable five-course dinner here. The teas were delightful, the service was impeccable and the harp music brought the perfect touch to our 45-year-long continuing romance.

      Tearoom response:

      Alan,<BR> Thank you so much for picking us to celebrate your 45th anniversary. We loved having you.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Cyndi

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      What a unique, charming and romantic experience. My husband & I enjoyed your Valentines Sweetheart Dinner. The harpist added to the romantic atmosphere. The food and tea were excellent. What a wonderful Valentines Dinner.

      Tearoom response:

      Cyndi,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. With all the ice and snow you all made it for dinner and I think that says something about my chef and staff.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Janelle

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      The Front Porch Tea Room was a great time with my girlfriends! Everything was wonderful, and Bonnie you're a sweetheart. My sister and I are bringing my mom for Mother's Day, she is excited!

      Tearoom response:

      Janelle,<BR> We look forward to serving you at one of our Mother's Day Teas.<BR> Bonnie

    • Bev S.

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      I work in a retirement community, as a Recreation Coordinator so I have been to several local tea rooms, but never to The Front Porch.I went with my girlfriends for our monthly girls day out.The best way to describe my experience is 'WOW'. It was very cozy compared to the other Tea rooms I have visited. Bonnie was such a wonderful host. She reminded us several times to not rush. The food was excellent especially the poppy dressing, and the potato soup.Personally I do not drink alot of tea, but all 3 varieties that we tried were delicious. Another bonus I enjoyed was the 'Sugar Cubes'. I haven't seen them in years. I am so excited to return to The Front Porch, in the spring. I love tulips, and Bonnie told us there are hundreds in bloom. Thank you Bonnie for a wonderful experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Bev,<BR> Thanks for your gracious comments. The 30,000 tulips and daffodils should be in full bloom by the end of April, beginning of May. They are presently sticking their heads out about 2 inches.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Holly

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      The Front Porch was my FIRST experience at a tea room and I loved it. I went with my friends for a Girls Day out and it was soo perfect for the occasion. Great food, yummy tea, and Wonderful Hospitality. I've actually convinced my Fiance to go there for Valentine's Day. All I had to do was tell him about the food for that day and he was hooked instantly. Thanks for everything Bonnie!

      Tearoom response:

      Holly,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your wonderful comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • crista folk

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      the front porch came highly recommended from a friend...i have been to other tea rooms before and came away with a 'great food, but service left much to be desired' feeling. i had high expectations because of the referral and was hoping for the best as i was in charge of the destination for our monthly girls' night/day out. let me just say, my expectations were not only reached but blown sky high! from the moment we walked in the door owner Bonnie was at our beck and call!! she promptly greeted us ever so warmly with a bubbly, 'welcome to the front porch ladies!' she instructed us on signing in if we wished, to picking out a hat (and don't dare pick one that matches your outfit she told us, pick something 'different') we fell in love with the front porch and bonnie from the start. we were seated at our cozy table and had our fresh fruit ambrosia ready to taste. we experienced the 2 featured teas for the month of january (snowflake - a coconut vanilla tea and chai tea which i cannot recall the name, sorry, but both were delicious and different than my old standbys drank at home) when bonnie asked which tea we would like to have for the 3rd pot we couldn't decide from the first 2, they were both so good, so she said, perhaps we would liek to try something altogether different. we thought that was a wonderful idea, but no one in our party is deep into tea to name something particular, so we left it to bonnie to find one that would make our tastebuds dance. she brought us a berry tea, which i loved and thought would also be excellent drank cold on a warm day with its wonderful berry notes. the food was fresh fruit ambrosia, salad with a wonderful 'secret-house' poppy seed dressing, cherry-almond and cranberry scones with clotted cream & lemon curd, choice of loaded baked potato or spinach soup, 3 finger sandwiches, choice of dessert (great variety from cakes to bon bons) & all the tea you can drink. what is really impressive is it is all homemade daily, what a wonderful way to fill your tummy while enjoying the company of those you are having tea with. bonnie reminded us a few times not to rush, (2 of us 5 are mothers of 2 children...we devour our food whenever the slightest sliver of time presents itself in anticipation of a child calling us away at any moment, but not that day, oh no, we were at the front porch ; ) at the end of our time there we excused ourselves for an inevitable trip to the 'ladies room' where we were in danger of never wanting to leave for there were lovely things to buy in every nook and cranny. i have to stop, for i could go on and on about the front porch, but i am sure i have just scratched the surface of the charm the front porch holds...a great reason to go back!! one in our party made a reservation before leaving to come back for their gourmet valentine's dinner with her fiance (complete meal with live harp music to boot!!) i look forward to many more visits to the front porch, not just for the tea and food, but also the way bonnie makes you feel like family.

      Tearoom response:

      Crista,<BR> What wonderful comments. We really did enjoy your visit and look forward to seeing you in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Linda R.

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      A wonderful place to have a fun day with girlfriends, sisters, Mom's and even husbands! We had a terrific bridal shower that was absolutely perfection! I highly recommend The Front Porch to all who love tea time. Linda R.

      Tearoom response:

      Linda,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Karla

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      Today was my first 'High Tea' and it was wonderful. We had two teas during the course of the meal. The food was very good. My favorites were the salad with homemade poppy seed dressing and loaded baked potato soup. The baked potato soup is the best that I have had. This experience has opened a new world and is highly recommended.

      Tearoom response:

      Karla, <BR> Hopefully you will continue to try tea rooms and find out the great things that can happen to you in a tea room.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Kandace

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      Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!! The food was lushes, the service was very attentive and the tea was perfect.

      Tearoom response:

      Kandace,<BR> Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.<BR> Bonnie

    • JoAnne 1/22/08

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      We visited The Front Porch on 1/19/08. This was my third time there we are going to make this a once a month event. The food and tea is wonderful. I've never tried any other tea rooms. I can't imagine any other tea room being better than this one.

      Tearoom response:

      Jo Anne,<BR> Thank you so much for your comments, but please do try more tea rooms to widen your experience as we are all a little different. Hopefully you will also come back to The Front Porch for many more teas also.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Nicole

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      Bonnie does a super job making you feel so welcome. I have visited the Front Porch Tea Room 3 times now, and it only gets better! This last time I visited with my mother and we had a wonderful High Tea. I would recommend this to all. My mom was a bit leary when I gave her a gift certificate to this establishment, thinking it would be high society, but her tune completely changed while we were there and she has been telling everyone about our tea. We are going to be bringing more of our family members to visit. Thank you!

      Tearoom response:

      Nicole, Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Lisa & Norma

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      What a wonderful experience we had at The Front Porch. Bonnie was a most gracious hostess, the decor was so cozy and the food was fabulous. Looking foward to our next visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Lisa,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • sue

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      This was our second time to the tea room. This time for my daughter's 7th birthday with her grandmothers. We felt very welcomed and the service was very flexible. My daughter asked for a different tea and she was given one in her own teapot. They made sure we were happy with the food and our whole experience. Of course, the shopping is a delightful experience in itself. Kudos to Bonnie and Linda on a job well done.

      Tearoom response:

      Sue,<BR> Thank you for thinking of us to celebrate your daughter's birthday. Little girls grow up and we hope that they remember The Front Porch.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Denise

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      We had such an enjoyable time when we went. Bonnie was a great hostess and made the time even more fun. She presented things in a very pleasant way, and explained things she offered. Being able to choose a hat to use while we were there, just added to the fun.

      Tearoom response:

      Denise,<BR> Thank you for your kind words,<BR> Bonnie

    • Nancy Meyer

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      The Front Porch takes the cake! Our High Tea experience at The Front Porch far exceeded all expectations. The decor and welcome immediately drew us into a world far removed from our normal lives. The relaxed pace and the attention to the tiniest of details soothed our souls. The service made us feel like royalty. Every lovely morsel set before us delighted the senses. Bonnie, our hostess, further nourished us with tidbits about the general art of tea and her unique tea room. You can be sure we will frequent this gem–a deal, delicious, and delightful!

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the future.<BR> Bonnie

    • Seneca Green

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      Everything was fantastic! I can't say enough about it! I'm telling all my friends!

      Tearoom response:

      Senca,<BR> Thank you for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Andrea Rauls

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      We had my daughter's bridal shower at the Front Porch Tea Room and I couldn't be more pleased! Then menu was superb with a choice of items for each course. Everyone raved about the cucumber soup, even those hesitatnt to try it. In spite of full stomachs, the chocolate dessert was a huge hit and there wasn't a crumb left on anyone's plate. After our tea, we went outside and the bride-to-be opened her gifts under the tent and surrounded by purple and pink mums. The gardens were a an unexpected bonus and a riot of late fall color. We ended our shower by giving the guest with the silliest hat a prize. I highly recommed the Front Porch Tea Room for any special event. It will create unique memories.

      Tearoom response:

      Andrea, Thank you sooo much for your kind words. We love our Bridal and Baby Showers.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Kim

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      My daughter Elizabeth and I are huge fans of The Front Porch Tea Room. On a recent trip to London, we were anxious to see how a 'true' English tea compared to our favorite little tea house in Hallam. There is no comparison. Our costly tea in an expensive hotel lacked the quaint and cozy atmosphere, delicious food, and the personal touch that we have come to expect at The Front Porch Tea Room.

      Tearoom response:

      Kim, <BR> What a wonderful thing to say. Thank you so much.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Courtney Lynn Leiphart

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      I live a few blocks from The Front Porch Tea Room and I go there as often as I can. The atmosphere is lovely, the food divine and the service impeccable! I highly recommend this place if you are looking for a wonderful High Tea Experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Courtney,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words,<BR> Bonnie

    • Pat Hughes

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      We had another delighful experience. Everything was done to perfection. I took three new friends who were very impressed and want to return. The gardens are beautiful and make everyone feel welcome.

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> Thank you so much. The gardens should be even better in 2008.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Judy W.

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      What a wonderful tea room to share tea and a special meal with friends. The food, individual attention and the decor make it a very special warm experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Judy,<BR> Thank you for your comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Carol B.

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      Consistency is the word that comes to mind when I think of the Front Porch. I know Bonnie will always serve delicious food and teas, and the staff will always we friendly and very capable. Today was no exception. We had a scrumptious lunch.

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> Thanks for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • L. L. Weirich

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      A charming ambiance, with hats to borrow, excellent service from very friendly and accomodating staff, delicious dishes, serene and tranquil porch and garden - a perfect place for special receptions.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for thinking of The Front Porch for your special event.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Lindy

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      The Front Porch Tearoom is a decorator's paradise and, as well, a gourmet's delight! The owner often serves her guests, and in explanations of the delicacies, portrays her considerable knowledge of teas and foods! Visit for a memorable experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Lindy,<BR> Thank you so much for your gracious comments.<BR> Bonnie

    • Kimberly McIntyre

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      Fantastic tea room. Excellent in all ways. Loved the decor and food selection. I am returning.

      Tearoom response:

      Kim,<BR> Thank you and we hope tom see you soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Roxie Woolridge

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      I love going to the Front Porch and so do my red hat 'sisters'. We have our birthday teas at the Front Porch and Bonnie is so accomadating. The food is excellent and you get plenty to eat. I'm anxious to take my granddaughters to their first tea at The Front Porch for their birthdays. I know they will love it too (maybe I can start a birthday tradition?) I'm a queen of a red hat chapter and I get lots of requests to go to The Front Porch.

      Tearoom response:

      Roxie,<BR> Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to see you and your red hatters soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • Janet M.Consylman

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      I have been to this tea room many times.in fact I find every excuse to take different people including friends,co- workers,sister,children,grandchildren..Their service is very friendly and food and tea is excellent.Who will I pick to take next?

      Tearoom response:

      Janet,<BR> It is always a pleasure to serve you and any of the many friends you have brought over the years.<BR> Bonnie

    • Peggy Rosol

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      Tea at this delightful house is a genuine beautiful experience. The food is excellent and generous.THE OWNER AND SERVERS ARE VERY PLEASANT AND TRUELY MAKE EACH GUEST FEEL SPECIAL.

      Tearoom response:

      Peggy, <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Connie

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      I have been to the Front Porch many times and each time is a treat. The food is always wonderful. You never can eat all Bonnie gives you. It is nicely decorated, very Victorian, and the gift shop is great. The people who work there are very friendly and always ready to help you in whatever your needs. The gardens are fantastic, they give you a place you can experience quietness. It is nice to sit on the patio and enjoy your tea and the beauty all around you. Each time has been very special. I am always bringing a new group of girls and they all love it and can't wait to come back. Bonnie always has different teas, soups and sandwiches. I can not begin to say what my favorite would be.

      Tearoom response:

      Connie,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Ruthanne Topping

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      This is a delightful place with a beautifully decorated environment, lovely gardens, delicious food, excellent service, and a charming and knowledgeable hostess. The tearoom had been highly recommended by a friend, and it lived up to her recommendation and more.

      Tearoom response:

      Ruthanne<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. You and your friends were a delight and I look forward to seeing you again.<BR> Bonnie

    • Cheryl Gazan

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      I have hosted my daughter's Bridal Brunch in 2001 and Baby Shower in 2007 at The Front Porch and both events were just fantastic. Bonnie does such a wonderful job with accomodating your needs and making the event unique to you. The food is consistently wonderful and the atomsphere is superb. The tea room is beautifully decorated and very welcoming. We actually opened gifts on the patio and the gardens are fabulous. I can't compliment this tea room enough or the people who work there. Take time to check out her website to see all the great events that she offers and also to see her menu.

      Tearoom response:

      Cheryl,<BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your comments. We always enjoy having you and your friends and family. You are special.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Jamie Gardner

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      We enjoyed our first trip to PA and the service and atmosphere from the tea room. The food was very good and staff was very friendly. I will definitely be back next time I visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • SUE ZIEGLER

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      This is the 3rd year that we have gone to the Front Porch Tea Room for Mother's Day and it is always a outstanding experience. Just an enjoyable day with wonderful ambience and food.

      Tearoom response:

      Sue,<BR> Thank you so much for picking our tea room to celebrate Mother's Day. Hopefully we will see you again soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Patti Troxell

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      What a wonderful afternoon Tea Party.The atmosphere made us feel so very special. Our first tea was held at The Front Porch in 2003. (We have not seen each other since graduating from nursing school).Since then we meet on the first Saturday in May at different Tea Rooms. This was our second time at The Front Porch. We loved it just as much this time as the first time. We were served both hot and iced tea. They even provided coffee for the non-tea drinkers in our party. Each course was fantastic. I loved the scones and lemon curd. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Patti,<BR> Thank you for picking us to celebrate your friendships. We hope you continue to think of us when you want to celebrate something special.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Wanda Bentzel

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      We enjoyed a delightful visit to this most unique, cozy Victorian style home. The teas are brimming with scrumptious flavors, and the homemade touch to each of the delicious courses served, allowed for an elegant, tasty meal. The hostess was quite knowledgable and fun loving, as she played along with our group's silly antics.(Lots of laughs!)

      Tearoom response:

      Wanda,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for all your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Anetta

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      Wonderful! Food was fabulous-teas were excellent-hostess and server charming. Beautiful tea house and gardens.

      Tearoom response:

      Anetta,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. You are always a joy.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Pam

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      I've been going to the Front Porch for years and have always had good food and a wonderful time

      Tearoom response:

      Pam,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Susan

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      This was my second visit to The Front Porch and I love the relaxing atmosphere. All the food was delicious, especially the 'Secret' recipe poppy seed salad dressing. Our group was so looking forward to seeing the many tulips in bloom, but Mother Nature didn't cooperate. Keep up the good work!

      Tearoom response:

      Susan,<BR> Thank you so much for your kind words. The 20,000 tulips bloomed about a week later and it was beautiful. We are planning on adding about 10,000 more this fall. So check us out next spring.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • lydia welles

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      this was my second visit to this tea room and the first for a friend - we were both overwhelmed by the quality, quantity and presentation of the food - both servers were attentive, but not intrusive, - we had a great time. we'll be going back again. one of the other ladies in the group who was there for the first time said she is going to bring her 4-supervisory nurses there for their christmas treat from her - it was a great evening - several teas were presented, but i really enjoyed the africian tea, the flavor was exceptional. the atmosphere was whimsical and with the selection of hats and furs, we laughed and enjoyed - my friend did not know what to expect, i did. i was not disappointed - they surpassed their prior service and congeniality

      Tearoom response:

      Lydia,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your very kind words. We did enjoy your visit and song as well.<BR> <BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Carol Burns

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      This is the second time our group of church women have visited The Front Porch Tea Room. We always have a wonderful time. Service, food & tea are great and always make for a fun, relaxing night out with the 'girls'.

      Tearoom response:

      Carol,<BR> <BR> It is always a blessing to host you gals. Thank you for your kind words.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Marletta T. Stevenson

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      I attended my neice's bridal shower. I drove 41/2 hrs from LI,NY. Everything was superb! The decor was exquisite;the food was outstanding-the scones,the salad,the soups,the finger sandwhiches,the deserts-all beyond belief. the service was quiet,friendly,and unobtrusive -allowing the shower to be all that we had hoped it would be. The gift shop also provided us with many victorian items to add to our own ability to have high tea at home. All in all it provided a memorable shower for my neice. I know that when I visit my sister in York,PA it will be the first place I will want to go!

      Tearoom response:

      Marletta,<BR> What a lovely comment. I truly thank you for letting us know how you felt. I look forward to seeing you again. Thanks so much,<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • NANCY HOSTETTER

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      THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL-VERY DIFFERENT WITH EXCELLENT QUALITY.

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy, <BR> Thank you so much for such nice comments. Look forward to seeing you soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Toni

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      Your tea room came highly recommended to me and I can see why. My group attended the full high tea. The food was outstanding and the serice excellent. It is obvious you put a lot of thought, care and time into your menu. The atmosphere is friendly and your place is tastefully decorated. We had a great time and will definitely be back again.

      Tearoom response:

      Toni,<BR> I am so happy your group enjoyed our tea room. We try very hard to make this a place for you to make memories. Thanks again,<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Renee

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      My husband and I drove over an hour to this lovely tearoom! It was well worth the drive! The owner even accomodated our very last minute reservation made only that morning. The tea was lovely, as well as the service. The teamaid was inconspicuous during our tea, and yet always available should we need something. The food was absolutely delicious! - a very good value for the price. The atomosphere was lovely, and the music very fitting for afternoon tea. We will definitely make the drive again! We highly recommend this tearoom!!

      Tearoom response:

      Renee,<BR> What an absolute delight you and your husband were. I do look forward to seeing you again some day. Thank you so much for the kind words. Bonnie

    • Jessica Dell

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      Everything was wonderful! The food is delicious and the owner provided excellent service. My aunt and grandmother's first experience to a tearoom and they can't wait to go back!

      Tearoom response:

      Jessica,<BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your kind words. We hope to see you soon.<BR> Bonnie

    • JEANNE HERBST

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      FRONT PORCH TEA ROOM HAS A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF FOOD SERVED AT A HIGH TEA . MUCH MORE FOOD SERVED THAN ANYOTHER I'VE BEEN TO .PRICE IS MORE RESONABLE THAN OTHER PLACES.WILL GO BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN. SHE ALSO HAS GREAT TRIPS.

      Tearoom response:

      Jeanne,<BR> Thanks so much for the kind words. We always enjoy you on our trips. Looking forward to seeing you soon.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Elizabeth

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      Whenever I have family and friends visit from other states, we always go to the Front Porch. It is truly a relaxing experience...the food and service is excellent. We never leave hungry for food or special moments shared.

      Tearoom response:

      Elizabeth,<BR> <BR> It is always fun to serve you and your friends. Thank you for your kind words.<BR> Bonnie

    • Marie

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      Recently I had a wedding shower at The Front Porch. It was absolutely delightful--great food and fun. Loved the cucumber sandwiches!

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks so much Marie, hope we made some memories for you.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Nedette

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      If you want an unhurried customer oriented charming tea - this is the place. The owner and the staff cater to each and every customer. My family and I have been to many of Bonnie's special events and this is a must stop for any of our out of town guest. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner have all been top of the line. Thanks Bonnie, chef and staff for many wonderful memories shared with family and friends at your tea room.

    • Denise

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      We wanted to treat my mother-in-law visiting from Florida to tea. I called, got the answering machine and left a message. I called the next day requesting a reservation for Saturday at a specific time and asked that I be contacted to confirm. No reply-yes, I did leave my phone number. Needless to say, they must not want customers and I will not be attempting to attend a tea at this establishment.

      Tearoom response:

      Denise,<BR> I apologize wholeheartly for this problem. I keep a log of all incoming calls and my response to them. When I checked my log for the last two months I only found one call from a Denise and I did return that call and got the answering machine. I then left a message. If this was not you I apologize again as I do try to return all calls within two days. I even take my date book on vacation with me and return calls from there. Please feel free to contact me and we can talk. Best time to reach me is Wed-Sat from 6am to 12pm.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Vanessa

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      While I was very impressed by the food selection and generous portions - this tea house is clearly not child friendly. Not even well-behaved child friendly. My seven year old was lectured, loudly by the owner about how if he didn't 'look people in the eye while he was speaking to them' that he would be percieved as 'sneaky.' Needless to say we will not be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Vanessa,<BR> <BR> I am truly sorry for any thing I may have said to cause your son to feel bad. I do cater to many children and have many notes from them regarding their time with us. Many mother's have encouraged us to speak about etiquette and manners. I am sorry for saying anything that would have upset your son as he was a precious little boy. Please forgive my blunder and please give me a call so that we can discuss this matter.<BR> <BR> Bonnie

    • Wendy G.

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      We had a group gathering at The Front Porch and it was delightful. A country casual setting where we could all relax and enjoy both hot and cold tea and a delightful selection of soups, scones, salad, sandwiches and desserts. I will definitely visit again. I hear April is awesome with thousands of tulips in bloom.

    • Ellen

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      It has been 2 weeks since my visit to The Front Porch and I am already longing to return. I left feeling pampered. The food and tea was excellent. The lady that waited on us was very friendly and attentive. What a unique and fun experience!

    • Linda

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      Beautiful Victorian tea room and lovely outside gardens to roam around. The food was plentiful, delicious and attractively presented. This tea room also offers bus trips yearly to other tea rooms. What a unique opportunity to explore the land of tea cups and refined dining. Thank you Bonnie for the many blessings!

    • Betty Lou

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      My daughter took me here for my birthday recently. We were delighted by the personnel, the food, and the ambiance. The tearoom was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and the gift shop held lovely and tasteful things. Definately a go-to.

    • Cheryl

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      The owner of this tea room is delightful! Really adds a personal touch. The food is exceptional as well.

    • Ashlee

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      My mother recently had my baby shower here. The food was amazing and the service very good as well. The soup,scones and crepes were my favorite. The tea room was very cozy and afterward we enjoyed the patio and garden area where I opened my gifts. I would love to return in the future.

    • Kim

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      My daughter and I really enjoyed the High Tea served at this tea house. The house is inviting and the service is not rushed. Every course was delicious, especially the southwestern corn soup and crepe for dessert. If you are looking for an outting with family or friends, I would highly recommend spending your afternoon at The Front Porch Tea Room. We most certainly will be back!

    • Lori

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      I have been to tea several times at various locations and must agree with a previous reviewer, that the portions here are very generous in comparison to others. Everything I've ever had here has been delicious! the only suggestion I have for the owner is to offer more than 2 types of tea. I've always liked what has been offered, but I'd like to be able to pick from a wider selection. This is the only area where I think there is room for improvement.

    • Kelly

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      I have been to the Front Porch Tea Room on a couple of occasions and I absolutely love it! The food is beyond compare, amazingly delicious! Unlike other tea rooms in the area, I left feeling full and satisified. The decor is beautiful and charming. And the gift shop is packed full of (very reasonably priced) 'souvenirs'. I highly recommend the front porch!