Tasked with finding a place to have afternoon tea on May 19th, Megan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, visited the Tea Cart in Berryville.
I can’t parallel park and downtown Berryville has only street parking. Fortunately there were plenty of spots which made it doable. Also, free parking on weekends is a bonus.
Entered before the shop officially opened without a reservation. The proprietor said she had had a cancellation for a table for one if I could return in half an hour. I am a table for one with time to spare.
Downtown Berryville had some historical buildings.
Like this door.
A number of murals were painted on buildings.
Stopped in at Cordial Coffee.
Where they roast coffee using:
Bought a bag of coffee and a mocha syrup to take home.
Zo doesn’t really appreciate coffee or mocha syrup.
While walking back to The Tea Cart, saw a couple of cute store fronts.
Love that they wash horse blankets.
Returned to The Tea Cart and was seated.
Every table has a hat. You can also pick another hat from a stand
The interior is very… feminine? Girly? What you’d expect in a Victorian tea shop?
You can take a pic with Queen Elizabeth.
The soup and savory in the Royal Ascot were tomato bisque and a sausage roll.
Ordered the Duchess of York with the Shenandoah Blue tea.
The restaurant was completely booked with at least 3 patrons with birthdays (the staff sing Happy Birthday). Sat beside a table of maybe 10 girls maybe 8 to 10 years old. Considering the hats, linens, etc materials that absorb sound, it was super loud.
The sandwiches offered were: cucumber, egg salad, chicken salad, and roast beef. Received 2 egg salads in place of the chicken and beef. Everything was so pretty. The sandwiches were surprisingly large.
The scone was okay – a bit dry. The strawberry jam was ❤️.
The mocha cupcake was really good. Usually avoid buttercream but ate this one’s.
Brought home a tin of the Shenandoah Blue tea.