The Traveling Tea Lovers
Thank you to the previous reviewer who stated that there is no longer the tent used for many years by the Dunbar for outside dining but the most lovely of rooms added at great expense by the owner in place of the 'garden tent' that many of us enjoyed for years but some days with weather issues made it difficult for all. The 'new conservatory' is absolutely lovely with corner fireplace lit on the coolest of spring and fall days and part of the winter ambience! Dunbar has remained consistently wonderful over the many years due to the hard working owners and staff. For a little bit of the Cape, a little bit of the historic Sandwich area and a lot of wonderful luncheon selections, this is truly a destination for local residents, 'summer folk', visitors from the other side of the bridge and those from across the globe! In this rushed world, the Dunbar is a treat for the senses in a wonderful historic town, in a lovely building housed next to a historic home! Definitely not cookie-cutter but definitely a part of every visit to the Cape for those of us from 'away' - - -
Since so many of our local tea rooms have closed in this economy, we wandered back a number of miles to Special Teas after an absence of a few years. We have made this now part of our weekly schedule due to their consistent quality and variety of foods from soups, melts, full meal salads, changing luncheon specials, and the most delectable desserts made from scratch by the owner, Martha! For a chance to take a breather out of the daily hectic schedule whether you be a married couple, working gals meeting for lunch, old frients catching up with one another, or just the pleasure of lunch out, the staff make each dish individually to order so even if there is a short wait, the result is worth it! They do not take reservations except for parties of five or more which is only sensible due the the size and ability to seat from two, three or four per table. Trust me, it's worth the wait and if your impatience overrides your desire for a luncheon made from fresh ingredients verus a 'fast food' meal, maybe this is NOT the place for you which leaves more space for the rest of us who enjoy the ambience, food offerings and more importantly a break in the hustle and bustle of our twenty-first century lives! Kudos to a hard working staff who make each meal an occasion for enjoyment and served with a smile no matter how busy they may be - - - - Hats off to one and all!!