This little spot is very quaint, and while not overly English, it's very cozy and covered in tea-things. The front door greets you with a case of cakes and sweets, and the little tables aren't on top of one another, but still give a tiny, tea-room feel.
We were the only one's there (I, with two friends), and so service was prompt. A young girl served us, as the owners (I suspect) bused around in the back quietly. There's a pamphlet on the tables which explains the shop's origins and such, which was nice to read.
The tea was tea, but in a town where its hard to find anything but Red Rose or Bigelows, real tea was a good change. They had a great selection too.
One friend ordered a sandwich and really liked it, price was good too. We thought about ordering the tea special (small sandwiches, scones, biscuits and tea) which was a good price, but we didn't think we were that hungry. Maybe another time.
This place has all the parts to make a great little tea room, and while it's right downtown in Dartmouth, it doesn't look like much from the outside. A better location, perhaps a nice outdoor space (they do have a little deck in the front, but it looks onto Ochterloney and a parkade), and I think this place could flourish. Where it is now, I suspect new businesses could overshadow it very easily and pull away foot-traffic as Dartmouth grows a bit more.
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