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Cape Mendocino Tea House, Shelter Cove - Don't miss the Scones!

hhc Aug 22, 2011 10:48 PM

We went to Cape Mendocino Tea House after checking out the Cape Mendocino Lighthouse & noticing once up the flight of stairs in the Lighthouse a Lunch sign. The Tea House is across the street - we had to go.

It was a bit cold when we went so it was nice to be inside to have lunch. I got the Captain's Tea $14 - Tea of your choice, bowl of soup & bread, dessert. I got cornbread which the guy told me was homemade. Tea was a tea bag - I picked Darjeeling. I liked it ok. Ask for milk if you don't get it.

Dessert: I picked Scones w/ Clotted Cream, Lemon Curd, Jam. Best Scones Ever! She told me she just puts more Buttermilk then most recipes call for. Now you all know the secret to Tender & Moist Scones!
Teas: Pot holds 3 cups worth! That's a lot for one person, didn't finish the pot of course. Have to do that evil Shelter Cove drive out of there!! Glad it's mostly Uphill.

B. got Shepherd's Pie w/ Beef. He liked it. I found the frozen veggies meh, mash potatoes nothing special, beef - I tried to avoid.

Cornbread: Suppose to be an Emeril's recipe - but I didn't care for it, reminded me of bananas which I don't like much.

Soup: It was a Thai Coconut Soup I think, can't remember. I liked the broth, didn't care much for the shrimp/rice part. B. liked it so gave him what I couldn't finish.

I'd go back to try maybe the sandwiches & get more Scones or Pecan Pie (homemade).

Credit cards taken. Single bathroom in the back down the hallway to the Left.

Cape Mendocino Tea House
1176 Lower Pacific Dr
Shelter Cove, CA 95589
(707) 986-1138

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Cape Mendocino Tea
1176 Lower Pacific Dr, Whitethorn, CA 95589