At this Bed and Breakfast, you will find an elegant Tea Room located in their beautiful Victorian styled mansion. A full Victorian Afternoon Tea, beginning with soup and salad of the day, awaits you. Enjoy an assortment of tea sandwiches and savories while sipping a fresh brewed pot of tea of your choice. The homemade scone of the day is served with mock clotted cream and lemon curd. Complete your visit with a tempting assortment of sweet desserts.
Address: 600 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Hours: Wed-Sat 12PM to 4PM
A Sweet Memory Cake Shoppe & Tea Room
Little girls will love this colorful tea room complete with fancy hats, boas and beads. High Tea is served on a collection of vintage and new china. The three course menu includes the traditional English Cucumber tea sandwich, fresh baked scones and an assortment of Savory Mini Desserts. Be sure to browse through the selection of Tea related gifts and don’t leave without stopping by the scrumptious bakery section.
Address: 721 South Main Street, Forked River, NJ 08731
Hours: Tues-Fri 10AM to 6PM, Sat 9AM to 3PM
History of Afternoon Tea
Legend has it that in the year 1840, Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, established the tradition of Afternoon Tea. There were long gaps between lunch and dinner and she suffered from "hunger spells" in the late afternoon and she asked that a tray of bread and butter, and cake be brought to her room. Anna began to invite her friends to join her and that became a favorite pastime of ladies of leisure.