Friday, 18 May 2012


I just want to say thank you to all those who took the time to comment about the tea room I will be opening very soon.  (I am trying not to think about how many days it is or I might just have a little panic attack).

You all gave me some great ideas.  There will definitely be homemade cakes - as well as the old favourites, I am looking forward to playing around with what I am growing in my allotment - at the moment, lots of rhubarb.

I am just looking at soy milk (the one I tried curdled for a flat white coffee, but it seemed ok for a cappuccino).  The current menu is very bread heavy, so I am going to try a few salads and lighter things.  Definitely put in more choice for vegetarians and a vegan choice - since becoming vegetarian I am very aware of how meat dominates most menus and it is usually a cheese sandwich or a veggie lasagne for non-meat eaters.  There is never anything suitable for vegans.

Mrs Accidental - that is a great idea about the colouring paper and pencils.

SFT - I completely agree about the menus, they must be clean.  And clean toilets are a must.  My job next weekend is to decorate them.

Lisa - thanks so much for commenting.  Funny you should mention not liking drinking out of clear cups, I had a customer come in the same day and say the same thing.  I have been out and bought a few mugs as I think a lot of people prefer to drink out of mugs.

Kay - if you could point me in the direction of some good vegan/gluten free cake recipes, I would be very grateful.

Thank you also Fostermummy, Jane and Chris, Phillipa Jayne, Sandra, Dannie,  Datacreata (The Peacock Tea Room looks fantastic!), Lissy Lou, Keeping it Simple and Mrs No Spend.  I really appreciate your comments.

You are always welcome to come and have a free cup of tea with me!!!

This is my little place.  It is only small, but I have big plans. 


  1. How very exciting - good luck xxx

  2. That all sound like a really great opportunity - congratulations! My input would be 1) staff, make sure they are the best, people will come in JUST because of the staff if they are good enough! 2) Graphics and branding - its worth paying a bit more for a really good quality business card/menu/website. Im sure its all going to be really exciting and you'll do great - looking forward to the next update :) xx

  3. I want to wish you the very best of luck. I am so pleased you are considering vegetarians. My brother is one and is always offered the same choice when we eat out with our family. One day he'll turn into a veggie lasagane :)

    I can't wait to read your posts. Just hope you get time to blog.

    Sft x

  4. Just dropped back to see how you are getting on! Hope everything is going ll with the new venture.

  5. oH Becky Bee, I am so excited for you. I must say SNAP - as an opportunity has also come my way too to open up an eatery, and it would be foolish of me to not leap at the chance. It may not be a success, but its worth pursuing, I wish you all the best with you Tea Room. Maybe we can compare notes and exchange some recipe ideas.

    One of my jobs this week, is to jazz up the toilets.