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Time Well Spent

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211 Stallsville Rd Summerville, South Carolina 29485-4934, United States 843-875-2408 Website

Sun closed Mon closed Tue 11:00am – 2:30pm Wed 11:00am – 2:30pm Thu 2:30pm – 4:30pm Fri 2:30pm – 4:30pm Sat 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Owner Eve Mickendrow has captured the essence of a Victorian tea room, with the relaxed atmosphere of the Scottish highlands. The burgundy covered tables are set with china and crystal she’s collected over the years. The table settings are as unique as the patrons that walk through the door each day. In this, her 14th year as proprietress of Time Well Spent, the tea room has become a favorite of Summerville locals and visitors to the Charleston area. From the Tea Room, to the Hydrangea House Wedding Chapel and Eve's Unique Gift Shop, Time Well Spent has something for everyone! Make memories at "Time Well Spent"

Recent reviews

    • Vivian Wingfield

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      My girls and I love this place! The chicken salad is our favorite. They always have a nice variety of tea flavors.

    • Susie

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      I have had afternoon tea on three separate occasions at Time Well Spent. Each time was fantastic. Everyone who works at this tea room is extremely nice. We were running late one time and they were understanding and accommodating. Each time we have gone, I have brought some children with me (ages 5 - 7) and they have been fantastic with the kids. I was hesitant to bring the girls with me, but they have special teas, foods and even tea cups and tea pots for the younger crowd. There is a wide selection of teas, but they did seem to be lacking in the caffeine-free teas the last time I was there. The food is delicious - especially the chicken salad which is to DIE for! I drive over an hour to go to tea here. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys tea.

    • Tea Lady Elizabeth

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      Not sure why there are not more reviews of this exceptional tea room! My mother and her mother visited Time Well Spent in 2003. This was my first time We were seated right in front of a REAL fireplace with a warm fire. We called in advance and ordered the full tea. Everything was perfectly prepared....the quiche and soup were tasty and very hot; not chilled or barely warm. The apricot scones were the perfect combination of crumbly, sweet, and cakey, and they were huge. The Devonshire cream was the real thing and there was a gracious plenty. Most tea rooms serve only a teaspoon or so for 4 people. While we were there a bit late in the afternoon, we did not feel rushed or pushed to finish up so they could close. Eve and Sherry took the time to chat with us. My hat is off to Eve for staying in business for 17 years! Time Well Spent is most certainly that!

    • Louise Hanna

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      This is the best place to get away from the rest of world and enjoy a friends company. The food is absolutely great and the teas are wonderful, dessert to die for.

    • Deb K

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      Eve and her staff did such an outstanding job for my sister's bridal shower my sister decided to have her bridal breakfast there as well and it was beautiful! The food was fabulous and the service 4 stars, what a gem you have in Summerville, whenever I visit my sister we'll be sure to pay a visit to Eve and have our 'Time well Spent' Thanks again Eve for your special touches and service!! DEB K. Clifton Park, NY

    • Rachel Furlong

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      I have been attending several of the tea's and tea dinners here for a number of years. I can't say enough wonderful things about Time Well Spent. Last night I attended the Fire Fly Dinner. Absolutely wonderful. The atmosphere was so delightful. The food was fantastic, the music was wonderful. I could'nt have asked for a more perfect night or restaraunt to entertain my out of town guests. Thank you so much for making mine and my friends times well spent.

    • Amy

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      The atmosphere was delightful! This was my first visit to an actual tea room and I throughly enjoyed myself.

    • Heather

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      The place is beautiful....If I ever get married again, I am going to use this tea room.

    • Reagan Stacy

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      Time Well Spent is a charming little tea room. The food and teas are excellent, the gardens are beautiful, the staff receives an A+ in my book. If you have time you should also look around the gift shop at the front of the tea room. Very cute!

    • Judy Clary

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      This was a delightful tearoom full of charm, wramth and freindly staff. My luch was delicious and artfully presented. I highly recommend this tearoon and gift shop to all my friends and family.

    • Denise Hanna

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      This is the best place for friends to gather and enjoy an afternoon with great ambience, great food, and wonderful service. The owner Eve cannot be friendlier. It is a place where you can have a piece away from the hectic world outside. The Cappacino Delight is to die for. Thank You Eve and all that work there for making us feel special.

    • Sandy H.

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      Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Time Well Spent! Will definetly be back!

    • Cherie M.

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      The ambience of Time Well Spent makes you feel as if you were in another time. The decor was elegant but very creative especially in the Gift Shop. We had a large party, but the service was good. We were allowed to take our time. I had a wonderful ham and cheese quiche along with good quality, fresh fruit. When we finally left, I certainly felt it was time well spent with a recouperative power.

    • Bette B

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      I went to Time Well Spent today. The food was delicious, the service was great and we had great time.

    • Barbara D

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      I belong to a group of ladies that call themselves The Lunch Bunch and eight of us had lunch and tea today. The food was fabulous. The rooms are set to reflect a very cozy setting. The service was excellent and the gift shop was great with many uniquie items. If you live near Summerville, SC it would be to you advantage to take a leisure lunch at this uniquie Tea Room. It rates very high on my list of places to have a nice lunch......

    • Linda Disher

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      I have been enjoying this tearoom since it opened a number of years ago. The food (especially the tomato artichoke casserole!) is absolutly scrumptious and the desserts are so delectable. The presentation and atmosphere is creative and inviting. I cannot speak highly enough of Eve and her tearoom and I take every opportunity to turn my friends on to what they've been missing!

    • Margaret Henderson

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      My husband and I have enjoyed your tearoom numerous times. The food is always delectible, the tea delicious and the service is always great. We especially enjoy the Valentine's event you have. We have attended the last 3 years and look forward to attending it this year. Hats off to you Eve.

    • Jennifer S

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      I had a wonderful time with my sister while I was visiting her! A great place to shop and dine! Excellent atmosphere!

    • marcie

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      Hi Eve! Really, an owner that involved like you makes a great tea room/business. I have always had good experiences here and am happy to say so. I have had excellent shower experiences here as well. Eve is great to work with when planning an event. Thanks!

    • Heather

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      A Time Well Spent is an honored tradition that my mother-in-law, soon to be aunts and grandmother first celebrated with me 6 years ago now... at one time TWS even hosted a bridal consignment shoppe next door which I indeed found THE DRESS for my Victorian wedding! Time Well Spent is an excellent place for the ladies to relax and enjoy one another's company with proper teas and specialities! Cheers to the staff and owners! Keep up the great work... you are a delight!

    • Sarah K. 6/8/05

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      I have never written a review on the internet before but felt compeled to after seeing some reviews that a friend showed me. TIME WELL SPENT is exactly that:time well spent. I have been a loyal customer for years, and have never been disappointed. I have tried every tea room in the state and I keep coming back to Eve and her tearoom. After visiting others I can say 'What a difference the owner makes!!' The tables are set with different china on linen tablecloths. The silerware is silverplate...most of it belonging to her grandmother and mother-in-law. The food is out of this world and the service the best of any restaurant I have been to. And if you want to get in on the weekends, you had better have a reservation! Eve doesn't ask you to put a review on this page like some owners do...but I am asking you to. And if you want a shower, wedding, or party that is just wonderful...go to Time Well Spent. I should know since I have been to all of those there. Experience Time Well Spent for yourself...you won't be disappointed.

    • Maude

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      Dear Time Well Spent, The other Summerville tea room (This Whole House) is having some very negative reviews and I think the last entry below is just sour grapes from one of their 'customers' - I think you are great.

    • Very SAD

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      In all my travels, this is the most DISGUSTING place I have ever been. The tea was NOT hot, the food was NASTY and the service SUCKED. No time has been well spent here!