Grand Opening of The Village Teahouse
We had the pleasure of taking a step out of the fast paced world we live in and have a relaxing lunch at The Village Teahouse that recently opened on West Point Pike. For over two hours we enjoyed the leisurely atmosphere while trying flavourful teas and a variety of delicious foods. We were seated in the Victorian room where you felt as if you were stepping back in time with antique décor and design. The Village Teahouse also has a second room, The Mad Hatter room, which is themed in vibrant Alice in Wonderland décor.
We started our lunch with a sweet home-made “Grape-Aid” Lemonade and a spicy “Hearts of Fire” Iced Tea, which our server recommended. Hungry and unsure of what to choose to eat we decided to order the full tea which included three courses. We started off with a ham and cheese quiche and salad, and then we were brought a two-tier dish including a variety of tea sandwiches, zucchini bread and carrot coconut scones with several dipping creams and jellies. Everything on the dish was fresh and delectable. Our personal favorites were the egg salad and cucumber sandwiches as well as the lemon curd into which we dipped our bread and scones. The lemon curd was so flavourful; a small dab of it made your taste buds burst. Just when we thought we couldn’t eat any more, we were brought a desert tier including a creamy chocolate parfait and chocolate dipped cookies that we couldn’t say no to.
Over desert we chatted with the owner of The Village Teahouse, Meg, about the houses history and her goals for the new restaurant. She showed us a mirror hung on the wall that came from the original Hotel Tremont that was built in 1890 in Lansdale, PA. To preserve Lansdale’s history Meg hung the mirror on the wall in the Victorian Room to bring the locals back to a time before Rite-aids and corporate stores. There is also a picture of the Mattern family, who were the original owners of the house which is now The Village Teahouse. The picture was restored, enlarged and framed by North Penn Art! Meg’s goals for the teahouse are to create an environment where actual conversations happen and you feel that you can sit for hours enjoying everything they have to offer. The Village Teahouse is a perfect place for luncheons, birthday parties, bridal showers or a special brunch with the family. Make your reservation today to partake in an authentic tea time experience and leave full, happy and relaxed! They are open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and other times for special events. Check out the Village Teahouse website and Facebook for more information about the new restaurant or call 215-699-1800 to make a reservation today! You may also want to visit North Penn Art and have your own family treasures preserved and presented for display.