Just A Little Bit Fancy...
I'm still on a bit of a high from this morning. I took my cousin out for a High Tea for her birthday and we had such a great time. This was my first High Tea and I knew that it would be something that Sarah and I would enjoy together because we both have a fondness for tiny portion sizes and teacups. We went to Sweet Country Abode in Midvale which is a cafe and countrified shop thats full of country charm and shabby chic influences. I decided to go there because I have only heard good reviews. The out side of the shop is a bit deceptive, being found on an 'industrial' road the only downside would be the location. As soon as I walked in I was surrounded by white shelves full of pillows, sweet smelling candles and quirky wall hangers. At the back of the shop can be found the cafe which is were the high tea was set for our celebrations.
The table was set up with a table cloth, floral plates and tea cups and petite cutlery. The service was lovely as the waitresses were so polite and helpful. We were brought out three tier stands - one for each person- full of delicate savoury rolls, sandwiches, sweet pastries and two types of slices. And of course the vital part of a high tea were scones with jam and cream. All the food tasted delicious, I couldn't finish all of it so I bought some home for hubby to have and I'm sure I saw his pinkie raised as he popped the cherry slice into his mouth.
I would highly recommend Sweet Country Abode for a High Tea. There is delicious food and tea, the shop is full of lovely gift ideas and I felt no need to hurry as the atmosphere is very quiet and relaxing despite the busy street outside.
Price $35 pp
Was it worth the price? From what I gather, most High Teas around our area are $35pp anyway. If I am only having a high tea for a celebration or on a rare occasion then yes, I think it was worth the price, for the amount of food we got and the endless tea and beautifully laid out table. I probably wouldn't want to go any closer to Perth because some high tea's near the city can cost up to $45-$50 pp. I just don't have that kind of cash!
Yummy Scones and Jam
Enjoying my tea
Three tiers for each person
Where's you favourite High Tea place?