Have you ever wanted to temporarily travel back in time to the Victorian Era when tea time was a necessity and slowing down was valued?
Here in Ohio, you can do just that. All throughout the state, you’ll find several charming tea rooms where you can indulge in the simple things, enjoy time with family and friends and have a relaxing afternoon away from it all. The following are 12 charming tea rooms in Ohio you’ll want to visit for a piece of the past.
1. Remember When Tea Room (Waynesville)
Open every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this charming tea house in the historic village of Waynesville will make you feel as if you're reliving the Victorian Era. (Please note: reservations are required.) A two-hour tea time for $24.95 includes assorted tea sandwiches, seasonal soup and salad, desserts, a pot of tea and more. Remember When Tea Room is located at 370 Old Stage Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068.
2. Swan House Tea Room (Findlay)
You can indulge in tea time at the Swan House Tea Room every Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. by reservation only. Rates start at $18 per adult and $7 per child. With an assortment of refreshments such as spinach quiche, sweet cream puffs, apple pie tarts and more, there's something here for everyone. Swan House Tea Room is located at 225 W Sandusky St., Findlay, OH 45840.
3. Dragonfly Tea Room & Gift Shop (Canal Fulton)
Varieties of quiche, soups, scones and (of course) tea are what make the Dragonfly Tea Room & Gift Shop delicious—but the charm and decor are what make your visit here memorable. You'll even find a children's menu, a full lunch menu and more than 30 loose leaf teas to choose from here. The Dragonfly Tea Room & Gift Shop is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is located at 116 S Canal St., Canal Fulton, OH 44614. (Reservations are highly recommended.)
4. Twin Creek Tea Room and Ivy Parlor Gift Shop (West Alexandria)
Housed in an authentic Victorian home, this lunch spot, tea room and shopping destination is a one-of-a-kind attraction in the heart of downtown West Alexandria. It's open Wednesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and reservations are highly recommended. Twin Creek Tea Room and Ivy Parlor Gift Shop is located at 19 East Dayton St., West Alexandria, OH 45381.
5. Miss Molly's Tea Room and Gift Shop (Medina)
With gorgeous Victorian decor, delicious scones and perfect teas, you'll forget you're in the modern day historic district in Medina at Miss Molly's Tea Room and Gift Shop. The tea room is open Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Reservations are recommended.) Miss Molly's Tea Room and Gift Shop is located at 140 W Washington St., Medina, OH 44256.
6. Sisters Tea Room (Mentor)
Owned and operated by sisters of English, Scottish and Italian heritage, this lovely little tea room will remind you of a simpler time. With a full breakfast and lunch menu, excellent teas and a gift shop, Sister's Tea Room is unbelievably charming and perfect for an afternoon with the girls. It's open Wednesday - Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday - Sunday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sisters Tea Room is located at 8595 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.
7. Miss Hickory's Tea Room (Strongsville)
Housed in a historic farmhouse with beautiful charm, this tea room was once the home of Strongsville’s first blacksmith. Today, it's a gorgeous place to gather with friends and family. Miss Hickory's Tea Room is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located at 14217 Mill Hollow Ln., Strongsville, OH 44136. (Reservations are recommended.)
8. The Tea Parlor (Liberty Township)
Tucked away in Butler County, you'll find this hidden gem. It's an English-style tea room with several tea party options, delicious baked goods and an impressive tea selection. It's open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Reservations are recommend.) The Tea Parlor is located at 5605 Yankee Rd., Liberty Township, Ohio 45044.
9. D's Victorian Teas (Bellbrook)
With beautiful gardens out back, delicious food and an exceptional tea selection, this little-known tea house is an absolute gem. (Note: Reservations are required. Walk-in services are not available.) D's Victorian Teas is located at 1894 Shore Dr., Bellbrook, OH 45305.
10. Unique Celebrations (Oakwood)
If you're looking for a kid-friendly tea room for a birthday party, this lovely little tea house is picture perfect for just that. With multiple package options and delicious refreshments, this tea house is sure to make your little girl feel like royalty on her special day. Unique Celebrations is located at 23 Park Ave., Oakwood, OH 45419.
11. Cambridge Tea House (Marble Cliff)
Stop by for a special breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at this hidden gem in central Ohio. (You can never go wrong with their scones or the curried egg salad sandwich on homemade bread.) Cambridge Tea House is open Tuesday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Saturday - Sunday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. You'll find it at 1885 W 5th Ave., Marble Cliff, OH 43212.
12. Sweet Shalom Tea Room (Sylvania)
Visit this Toledo area tea parlor for a truly unforgettable experience. This historic farmhouse has a beautiful charm, delicious menus that change monthly and a high tea experience you won't soon forget. (Formal teas start at $22.95 and include everything on the menu with unlimited pots of tea.) Reservations are required with Friday formal teas served at 11 .a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Saturday formal teas served at 11 .a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sweet Shalom Tea Room is located at 8216 Erie Street, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
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