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!
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.
My childhood friend and I had THE MOST delightful experience at Pamela's Victorian! It is such a charming tea room. The food and service were both outstanding! Pamela is very engaging and personable, and she goes out of her way to ensure that her guests have an amazing tea room experience. The décor is captivating too - so much to see! The added touches - such as allowing guests to borrow hats and accessories; and allowing guests to select their own tea pots/tea cups also adds to the experience. I HIGHLY recommend Pamela's Victorian. I look forward to visiting the Altoona area again so that I can embark upon Pamela's Victorian again! My experience there more than surpassed my expectations too - I assure you that you won't be disappointed if you visit Pamela and The Bell Mansion.
Thank you so much Dana for the lovely review! It certainly was a pleasure having your and your delightful friend on Saturday. So nice to see people really enjoying themselves and expressing appreciation for the efforts we put in to making your tea experience unique! Please come back soon...we will have the kettle and smiles on!