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A Nice Cup Of Tea



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! 


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  1. Out to tea with your husband is always a treat.

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    1. It is a treat, it was so nice to have nothing on the to-do list to distract us from enjoying ourselves!

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  2. That tearoom sounds like a real gem! Cake that's sfv, perfect xxx

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    1. It's lovely, it's nice to see somewhere trying something a little bit different, especially as we have so many coffee shops in the town.

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  3. Oh my, tea and cake what a lovely way to end a walk.

    God bless.

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    1. I know, it could hardly be better.

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  4. The tea room and Pipan both look well worth a visit. We also visited a little tearoom today with mismatched china - it makes all the difference doesn't it. Enjoy the bank holiday. kx

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    1. It does, it's just so different to everything else in the town - especially the always-busy chains.

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  5. It's been a lovely day weather wise, hasn't it. We walked with crowds this morning but worked on our own in the garden and garage this afternoon.
    xx

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    1. A gorgeous weekend, and so very busy. I don't think there's a car parking space to be had here today.

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  6. It looks like a nice place for the perfect cup of tea and a treat. I love to have real tea rather than tea bags too.

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    1. It's just a nice little extra isn't it. I always say to Dan that if we're to bother going out then I want to be offered something that I couldn't/wouldn't have at home, otherwise what's the point?

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  7. The cake looks delicious. It's been a tough week here and I have a real desire to get to the sea and feel the sand between my toes. X

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    1. Hope next week is easier than this week for you. Amazingly we don't go to the beach all that often but whenever we do we kick ourselves for not letting it work its magic more often.

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  8. It looks like a lovely place to visit and your cake looks divine x

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    1. It's a nice little place. The cake was absolutely delicious. I think the cakes were originally just dairy free so those with allergies could eat them too but now they've made the leap to offer sfv things, that's a big step for here!

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  9. Oooo what a sweet little shop! I was at the seaside too yesterday - it was too gorgeous not to!

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    1. It would have been daft for us not to wander down even for a little bit as it's so available.

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  10. A cup of tea and a slice of cake, absolute perfection. that cake looks to die for!

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    1. It's really nice to know we can nip somewhere in the town for a piece of cake, rather than travelling elsewhere to a bigger town or city. Simple pleasure!

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