Abbey Garden Tea Room

Written by on May 25, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(No website found at time of publishing) – Old Town Fairhaven neighborhood of Bellingham, Washington

Abbey Garden Outside

How I heard of this place: The first Tea House in Bellingham. C’mon!

Type of cuisine: In the midst of a pottery painting studio and surrounding each pottery painting table is a tea house, where one may enjoy the pot of tea with a limited selection of tea sandwiches and house-baked scones with clotted cream and jam.

Abbey Garden Upstairs Pottery

Ambiance: Quaint and cozy from the outside, spacious and grandmotherly on the inside. Find your seat either on the entry floor, downstairs in the warm, quintessential British tea house, or half a floor upstairs in the tearoom/pottery painting workshop.

Abbey Garden Upstaris

Tea cups add to the character of the space with their mismatched-ness complementing the mostly blue yet completely feminine décor.

Abbey Garden Mezzanine

What I ordered: We came for an afternoon snack and enjoyed just that. Having enjoyed a cupcake only hours before, sweets were less tempting, hence the tea sandwiches that arrived at our table shortly after. Our youngest dining companion, and pottery painter selected the Abbey Garden Scone ($4.95) served with cream and raspberry jam.

Abbey Garden Scone

Her mother and I shared a plate of three tea sandwiches, each served on whole wheat bread ($7.95 for six): Smoked Salmon in a Cream Cheese Spread, Creamy Egg Salad, and Cucumber with Cream Cheese and Dill.

Abbey Garden Tea Sandwiches

This, we enjoyed with a shared pot of Yorkshire Gold black tea.

Abbey Garden Tea Pot

What I loved: We both agreed that the most flavorful sandwich of all was the Smoked Salmon, with the Cucumber Dill always a winner!

Why I loved it: A great space for children, adults, a pre-wedding girls day out, or something to do with your mother on Mother’s Day. The place is spacious, has a little something to satisfy your tastebuds while also allowing your creative juices to flow.

Cost: Average ($1.50 – $10.95 per treat/plate)

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