I'm visiting my daughter who is a student at UMass Dartmouth. One thing that we really enjoy doing together is having afternoon tea. There are many tearooms in the Cape Cod area. We chose Beth's Special Teas in Sandwich,MA based on the offerings on their menu online. We drove almost an hour to get there, mind you! We found it easily and it's very cute on the outside with a nice front porch where you can enjoy your meal as well. It's very small inside and it does not have the atmospere of a typical tea room. It's more cafe like. Their menu is posted on a chalkboard behind the counter. Listed were several sandwiches, salads, etc plus they had a baked goods case that was full of yummy looking treats. Here's my beef: On their website they have listed an afternoon tea for $12.99 that includes tea sandwiches, a scone, little tea desserts and a pot of tea. On their chalkboard menu they have afternoon tea for $12.99 that includes a scone and tea, that's all. There were two very young girls working. I asked about it and even said on your website it says blah, blah, blah. She said no, that's what we offer...what's on the board. Very misleading and disappointing! We drove all that way! Well, we were hungry and not knowing where else to go, we ordered anyway. We did not order the scone and tea. I feel that $12.99 for a scone a tiny pot of tea was way too expensive! I ordered the chicken salad sandwich which was around $8. it came with a pickle a tiny bag of chips. It was average but I did like the cranberries in it. My daughter got the cheese and tomato paninni. It also was around $8 and came with pickle and chips. She said it was good. I ordered a cream puff and my daughter ordered a brownie. The cream in mine was delicious but the pastry part was tough. My daughter said her brownie was good. My total bill was $26. That's a lot for sandwiches and baked goods plus we only drank water. One other thing that was very annoying was there was a man playing guitar and singing in the corner. He was loud for such a small space and that made it hard to enjoy conversation. I understand restaurants change their menus from time to time but if you are going to have a website then it needs to be updated regularly or don't bother having one at all! We really enjoyed the town of Sandwich. We went in many cute gift shops and saw so many adorable homes and buildings. However, we will never visit Beth's Special Teas again.
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