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1312 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7017
360-752-1752
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding high-tea experience

The Abbey Garden is a tiny place accessed from an alley near Skylark's restaurant in downtown Fairhaven. Open from 11 - 5, the Abbey is for "ladies who lunch" and those who gather for mid-afternoon goodies. It is cozily decorated with fine bone china mounted on the walls along with old-time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Abbey Garden is a tiny place accessed from an alley near Skylark's restaurant in downtown Fairhaven. Open from 11 - 5, the Abbey is for "ladies who lunch" and those who gather for mid-afternoon goodies. It is cozily decorated with fine bone china mounted on the walls along with old-time prints of London. I've been to high tea at... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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373 reviews 373 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This cozy restaurant is in the walk-in basement of the neat fired-art studio CreativiTea, where kids and adults alike can create their painted or fused masterpieces. The restaurant downstairs serves a multitude of teas and is well regarded for its scones and tea sandwiches. Their menu and especially the combinations including soups, quiches etc is surprisingly extensive and caters from... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Abbey Garden Tea Room serves the best scones in Bellingham. I simply will not eat anyone else's scones (except mine). This is a wonderful little spot in the Fairhaven district to sit, relax, and catch up with a friend. There are several options for "tea" and the menu offers traditional lunch fare such as soup or quiche. Don't miss this... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's not the Empress but it serves wonderful tea and more. The sandwiches and scones are delicious and the service is prompt. An excellent alternative to the "usual" restaurant fare.

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Golden, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This little restaurant in downtown Fairhaven is wonderful. The home made soups and sandwiches are good, but the scones with clotted cream and jam are fabulous. I took two young granddaughtrs and they assue me that the cocoa with lots of whipped cream is awesome. We have been several times and always pleased. Service is friendly. If one has time,... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I loved the scones and tea the room is so charming it is a great place to be on a rainy day we have gone several times and never been displeased.

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Blaine, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stumbled onto this beautiful little tea room right in the middle of Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA. The top floor is a ceramic workshop and the reason for our visit, but then we saw that stairs lead down to a quaint tea room. It was enjoyable to relax in comfortable surroundings and sip a cuppa. We have returned many times.

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kansas city north
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped here to purchase some loose leaf tea to take home. So cute; wish I had time within my trip itinerary to take one of their pottery classes. Great place!

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Kelso, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We were so happy to have stumbled upon this lovely spot! They have a huge selection of teas, several kinds of sandwiches, and several desserts. The menu is set up to accommodate anything from a snack to a full lunch-sized meal. Highly recommended!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

They have an English atmosphere with lots of cute touches. The sandwiches with the crusts cut off were actually quite substantial and very good. I happened to run into an old friend there so we were talking more than admiring the decor but we would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1312 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7017
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360-752-1752
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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