We had a little stroll to the beach this morning, on days like this it makes sense to ditch the car and head out on foot if we're heading out at all. It's a gorgeous day which means people! We had a couple of things to buy and it felt like yonks since we'd been to the beach together so we headed off. Another reason for the walk was to investigate a new to us tea shop. I have heard of this place before and it seems very popular, but we'd never been until someone informed Dan that they served suitable for vegan (sfv) treats. So it seemed sensible to check for ourselves.
Alice's Tea Room is a little bit off the usual streets if you're in the centre of St Anne's but it's still only a short walk from the train station, on St Alban's Rd. Even though we were out quite early it was nice to get away from the crowds, it's going to be a busy on on the beach today.
Inside it is small but packed with cute things all on the Alice In Wonderland theme.
The cafe has been extended and there's a small outdoor area too, under an awning so there's protection from the sun. What more could you want?
Well, for a start, the tea is made using tea leaves, not a bag, which gets a nice big thumbs up from me. Soya milk is always available and everything comes in very nice mis-matched china, and in a proper nice old type cup, not a mug. AND there's root beer *hooray*! All very lovely. There are many exciting looking cakes, but the sfv choices today were a chocolate brownie or raspberry and vanilla cake. We both went for the cake, an excellent choice.
To tempt you further, next door is the nice-looking Pipan At Home which sells all manner of cute and jaunty things for the home, it's not open on Sundays so we'll just have to make another journey to Alice's to have a look around there too!