Delaware June 27, 2017
Visit These 7 Charming Tea Rooms In Delaware For A Piece Of The Past
It’s nice to treat yourself sometimes – and these seven tea rooms in Delaware are the perfect place to get a little fancy, don a nice hat, and catch up with your friends or family. Plan an afternoon tea with your loved ones and make a reservation at one of these quaint, charming cafes – it’s an experience that will transport you right to the Victorian era.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The British Bell, Newark
The British Bell Tea Room in Newark is a peaceful place to dine ina formal tea room. Soups, salads, tea sandwiches and pastries are served in this elegant restaurant, with plenty of loose leaf tea to choose from. If you're looking to get away and enjoy tea on your own, you can borrow any of their classic novels and escape for an afternoon. The British Bell is open Monday & Tuesday 11:15-3:30, Wednesday & Friday; Wed-Fri 11:15-5; Saturday 11:15-6; and Sunday, 12-3.
Find them at 890 Peoples Place, Newark, DE 19702. Call 302-836-1802 for a reservation (required).
2. Tea for Two, Dover
Tea for Two in a beautiful Dover Victorian Home is the perfect place to step back into the past. Enjoy a plentiful selection of teas, along with light fare like tea sandwiches, soups, and salads. They're open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from
11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
Find them at:
224 North State Street, Dover, DE 19901. Call 302-678-2226 for more information, or to make a reservation.
3. The Green Room, Hotel DuPont, Wilmington
Afternoon Tea at the Hotel DuPont is an experience that everyone deserves to have at least once in their life. They serve up specially created blends inspired by the DuPont Estates of northern Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Their tea service is available daily, but reseravations are required..
Find them at: 42 West 11th Street, Wilmington, Delaware. Call (302) 594–3100 for reservations (required).
4. The Terry House Bed and Breakfast
Tea is offered at the Terry House Bed and Breakfast daily, but you must make a reservation. This charming New Castle spot is a great place to enjoy tea just as the colonists did in the early days of our country. The Tea Room is open from 12 PM -
4 PM, but you must make a reservation.
Find them at 130 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720. Call 302-690-2275 for reservations (required).
5. Centreville Cafe
Afternoon Tea at the Centreville Café is served Sunday through Thursday at 3 pm and 4 pm - don't be late! Make a reservation for your group to ensure seating. You'll enjoy savory bites and tea sandwiches, scones served with butter, clotted cream and jam, petit fours, cream puffs or lemon squares, and an individual pot of hot tea with your choice of lemon, milk and sugar. Tea at Centreville is a royal treat!
Find them at: 5800 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, Delaware 19807. Call 302.425.5808 for reservations (required).
6. Victoria's Restaurant at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, DE
The beautiful, beach front Victoria's Restaurant serves tea Monday through Saturday from 3pm - 5 pm. You'll enjoy delicious teas as well as light fare like sweets, tea sandwiches, scones and more.
Find them at 2 Olive Avenue,
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Call 302-227-7169 for reservations (required).
7. The Brick Hotel on the Circle
Tea at the Brick hotel is another experience that will transport you back to colonial days. They serve it up Thursdays at 2 PM, or daily for parties of 10 or more with reservation. You'll enjoy delicious treats and teas along with the company of your fanciest pals.
Find them at: 18 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Call 302-856-1836 by the Tuesday before your intended tea to make a reservation.
If you’re more of a coffee shop person, you’ll find some great places for a cup of java in this state too. Check out
These 17 Unique Coffee Shops In Delaware That Are Perfect To Wake You Up.