Copy editor, writer, fiber craft and tea enthusiast
A very charming spot in a lovely old house. I really appreciate that the staff is well-dressed, knowledgeable, and friendly. The overall ambiance is cozy and full of unique touches like vintage teaware and tea-inspired artwork. The overall tea menu wasn't quite as comprehensive as I had hoped, but what they did have was good quality and the price of a pot was very reasonable. Unfortunately, the scone was a little drier than expected, but once dipped in the tea it was just fine. I hope to try more of their food menu next time-- I'm sure there will be a next time.
A cute little spot off the main thoroughfare, it feels private and out of the way. When we went it was later in the day and the kitchen had run out of scones (!) but we enjoyed a pot of tea on the patio area and it was very pleasant.
Really wonderful, impressive tea selection and delicious, fresh food. The menu does tend to be a little pricey, but everything is good quality. I mainly felt the need to write this review to update any would-be visitors on a few things from previous reviews. One review from several years ago complained about the owner and I feel it's important to note that it seems to be under new management. The woman who seems to be the manager/owner has been incredibly gracious and friendly on the few times I stopped in. As far as the "feminine" aesthetic another reviewer noted, they are definitely going for an eclectic look with plenty of vintage teaware and decor which does tend to the floral and pastel style. It's fun and a little over the top, but to be honest, look into the history of tearooms and you'll find they were always distinctly female spaces in contrast to pubs. They are going for an homage to that feminine Victorian style, but it's still quite cozy and men are very much welcome (at least my husband enjoyed his visit).