This is the best tea house in town. The atmosphere is refined and the staff are always upbeat and gracious. The owner, Mary, makes the best scones EVER!
I have visted several times and am usually disappointed or bitter at how expensive the food is considering it is nothing special. The desserts are fancy, yes, but the rest is nothing to write home about. I am typically annoyed by the service, at times standing waiting to be acknowledged after I’ve arrived for upwards of five minutes (one time giving up and leaving). The tea selection is very limited but are generally tasty loose leaf British varieties. Their afternoon tea special is nice with the three-tiered tray of sweets and savories, but it is too expensive. Atmosphere is nice. Scones are good, but not good enough to draw me back.
The Cambridge Tea House is a nice place. They serve Harney & Sons exclusively and have some exquisite bakes goods. Their “cream tea” is not at all British. (I have yet to find an authentic British style scone in the USA). I am really glad that this place exists here in a remote outpost of football fields and stadia.
Some suggestions in case they read: try to serve the tea before you serve the food. We ended up eating all of our food (we were hungry) before the tea even arrived.
Consider warming the mugs/cups in which you will serve the tea,
Ideally you will bring out the pots of tea first, with warmed tea cups and then bring out the food five minutes later so that the food and tea can be coordinated. Experiment and see if you can make a real British scone—I am sure it’s not that difficult. If your scones were British I’d probably stop by all the time!